7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out in Derbyshire

Cottages here are ideal for experiencing the Derbyshire way of life. Shop at the local farm markets and prepare delicious home-cooked meals made from the local produce. Your dog will enjoy the trips into town and the vast range of dog friendly days out in Derbyshire.

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Derbyshire

Pack a bag with all your pooches’ necessities if you are going out for the day. Remember to stop for toilet breaks along the way so your canine companion can stretch his or her legs. There are acres of space for them to run around and explore.

There is more to Derbyshire than walking in the beautiful countryside and visiting the cobblestone towns. There is an array of spectacular destinations and dog friendly attractions in Derbyshire to visit.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Derbyshire for dogs

1. Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park offers a wide range of activities for all the family. It’s the ideal destination if you enjoy the outdoors and outdoor activities including cycling, water sports, horse-riding, climbing, and caving. Young and old will enjoy the treetop adventures at the popular Go Ape. If you prefer something a bit more exciting, then try white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

2. Dovedale

Bursting with wildlife, this beautiful valley is a fantastic place to enjoy a walk with your dog whilst taking in the fresh country air. You will need to keep Fido on a leash because of livestock, but there are walks for all abilities with steep climbs and gentle paths to choose from, plus doggie bins in the carpark.

3. Peak Shopping Village

Stock up on doggie accessories, toys and tasty treats at this shoppers paradise between Matlock and Bakewell. Surrounded by rolling hills ideal for walking, all the shops here are dog-friendly, so you and your best friend can “shop til you drop” The centre even runs a yearly dog show with all proceeds going to charity

4. National Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum offers visitors a trip back in time to the 19th century. This museum is located in Crich, a quaint village near Matlock in Derbyshire. There is a retro sweetshop, pub, café, and tram depots. Take a ride on one of over 60 steam, horse-drawn and electric vintage trams through the period street and learn about the history of this mode of transport.

5. Carsington Water

Carsington Water is the ideal attraction for white knuckle junkies. This large reservoir is tucked away in the heart of the Peak District. There is a wide range of water sports for the whole family. If you enjoy canoeing, sailing, wind-surfing, and raft-building, you can’t miss a trip to Carsington Water. Anglers will find enough trout to allow for excellent fishing throughout the year.

6. Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder.

Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder offers a Journey below the earth. Take the trip with expert and experienced guides as they take you to the Limestone caverns. Dogs aren’t allowed below ground but there is a dog friendly café and pleasant picnic surrounded by stunning country park woodlands.

7. Matlock

Matlock offers breathtaking views and dog walks in Derbyshire with Riber castle and the River Derwent nearby. Your dog will have a ball running around the wide-open spaces with plenty for him or her to investigate. This will be extra special if your dog comes from the city. You will be glad to know that you have a soothing hot tub ready for when you return to your accommodation.

Looking at Visiting the Area

That’s our picks for the best dog-friendly places i Derbyshire and if you liked what you saw then our recommendations for some of the top pet-friendly self catering accommodation should peak your interest too. 

Holiday Cottages 

You can choose from bustling market towns or something more secluded. One thing is for sure you will find your happy place in these cottages in Derbyshire for dog lovers

Log Cabins 

Offering something a little extra, dog friendly lodges in Derbyshire are ideal for families, groups and couples looking to spend quality time together.