Walking your canine companion around the Lake District

At Borrowdale Gates, we understand that your dog is part of your family, and a family holiday isn’t the same without your four-legged friend. It’s, even more, important if your pet is an assistance dog. You’ll be pleased to hear that we have four dog-friendly rooms, all situated on the ground floor, and with doors that open onto our garden.

Once you and your canine companion have arrived, you’ll probably want to explore the beautiful national park, which is right on our doorstep, and perfect for a dog walk.

The Lake District National Park Authority organises regular guided walks, many of which welcome dogs, as well as their owners. Check their website regularly for the updated calendar of planned walks.

If you’re not a big fan of long walks, or your dog’s health restricts what you can do, please don’t think that walking within the Lake District is out of the question. Have a look at the Miles Without Stiles programme. This group, with 42 individual routes located all over the National Park, is ideal for novice or less active walkers, wheelchair or pushchair users, and the visually impaired.

All the walks on the Lake District National Park’s website are graded by difficulty. Routes For All are generally the easiest, Routes For Many may have some tricky gradients or rocky paths, while Routes for Some are intended for confident walkers who don’t mind rough terrain.

Whatever you and your dog prefer, there’s plenty to do together in the area around Borrowdale Gates!