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You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Very Dog Friendly Holiday in North Yorkshire

When our dog was booked in for cruciate surgery a secondary casualty was our planned holiday in Cornwall in early June. We decided that even if recovery was going well, the six hour plus trip in the car wasn't a good idea for him and that as most of the places we like to visit involve a reasonable amount of walking we'd see how recovery was going and, all being well, book somewhere closer to home. So it was then that we took our first (and it certainly won't be the last) trip to North Yorkshire. 

It was a relatively quiet trip of course, ideal for an older or recovering dog! Here's a list of things we did which I can recommend for dog friendliness!

1. Ladycross Plantation Caravan Park and Lodges

A wonderful site on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors a few miles from Whitby. We stayed in one of the lodges, which were stunning. The site has a strict dogs on leads policy, not least to safeguard their free range chickens, but is very welcoming and a woodland footpath of a mile or so skirts the edge of the site. A great location for a holiday base. 

2. Fish and Chips and a stroll round Whitby

There were plenty of dogs in tow around Whitby. We weren't blessed with great weather but still enjoyed a few visits and sitting on the harbourside watching the world go by. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes although we stuck with fish and chips - four times in the week. Trenchers were our favourite. Hadleys were good but a bit more greasy - good location for a walk up to the Abbey though. The famous Magpie was a bit of a disappointment given the hype. 

3. Robin Hoods Bay

The steep hill is worth it. At the bottom you'll find the village and best of all a dog friendly beach. Sadly the beach was off limits to our recovering dog (he was just too excited) but the hill was perfect for some strength training!

4. Staithes

A beautiful place. Less of a hike than Robin Hoods Bay. Although the tide was in when we visited there was still a small dog friendly beach to be found. A place I want to return to one day!

5. Falling Foss Waterfall and Tea Garden

A magical place. Heavenly walks in the woods and a great tea garden in a great setting. I'd say this is a must for anyone with a dog!

6. The Postgate Inn Egton Bridge

Fabulous pub. Dogs welcome in the bar. Booking advised. Amazing food!

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