7 Top Dog Friendly Troutbeck Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Troutbeck

Troutbeck is a quaint market town in the heart of the Lakes, with great cafes, restaurants and outdoor activities for people to enjoy. The number of dog friendly days out in Troutbeck is also increasing due to the popularity of the area.

Home to many walking trails, cycling routes, fishing spots and lakes, this part of Cumbria is a great spot for a rural holiday with your canine companions.

Whether your after activities that cost money or are on a budget break, here are our top 7 dog friendly attractions in Troutbeck:

Activities & Things to Do

Take in Townend

Probably the first thing you’ll want to see in Troutbeck is fabulous Townend. This is a National Trust managed Lakeland house, which is this part of the world’s version of a stately home. It was donated to the Trust by the Browne family, who were very successful farmers in the area for over 400 years. Take a guided tour around the house’s rooms and hidden corners, and get a fascinating insight into the lives of Lakeland families who thrived around Troutbeck.

Tour the Beer Gardens

If you’re out for a walk in the area, there’s no better way of punctuating your travels than with a quiet hour in one of the many lovely beer gardens in the Troutbeck area. Follow the well signposted and mapped walks across the fells, and head for the dog friendly watering holes along the way. Troutbeck itself has the Mortal Man Inn, and the Kirkstone Pass Inn is ideally placed to stop off and enjoy the superb views as you traverse the Pass. Ambleside and Bowness also have beer gardens with fantastic views.

Enjoy Troutbeck Park Farm

The world famous author Beatrix Potter played a large part in the history of Troutbeck, and she spent much of her life working on Troutbeck Park Farm, which she used as a setting for her Fairy Caravan stories. She donated the farm to the National Trust, and you can now visit it, along with its flock of Herdwick sheep, which Potter introduced to the area. The site covers a large part of the fell side leading up to Kirkstone Pass, and your four legged friend will love exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the farm.

Take the Pass to Patterdale

Across the fell to the west and north of Troutbeck is Ambleside. This important Lakeland town sits at the head of Lake Windermere, and is well worth a day out with your pooch for company. As well as the many dog friendly places to stop off for refreshments, you can take the ferry from historic Waterhead Pier to a few destinations across the Lake. Try Brockhole, which is only a short ride away, and is the National Park’s visitor centre, itself an area of 30 acres of superb gardens.

Visit Ambleside

Across the fell to the west and north of Troutbeck is Ambleside. This important Lakeland town sits at the head of Lake Windermere, and is well worth a day out with your pooch for company. As well as the many dog friendly places to stop off for refreshments, you can take the ferry from historic Waterhead Pier to a few destinations across the Lake. Try Brockhole, which is only a short ride away, and is the National Park’s visitor centre, itself an area of 30 acres of superb gardens.

Visit Jesus Church

Just down the fell via Green Gate from Troutbeck village, the beautiful Jesus Church is well worth a stroll in the morning with doggie by your side. Sitting across the road from the Trout Beck river, this church has an amazing history, and one which is now linked with the 19th Century luminaries of the Pre Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts movements. The famous figures of William Morris and Sir Edward Burne-Jones re-deigned parts of the church, making it a unique contribution to Lakeland history and culture.

Don’t forget Bowness

Troutbeck is a short drive, or bracing doggie walk, from the superb Lakeland town of Bowness on Windermere. Now extremely well suited to tourists, you’ll find lots of doggie friendly pubs, cafes and waterside attractions. Follow lake Windermere around its eastern shore, or take one of the many ferry trips which leave from the jetty. Take the half hourly boat over to the West Shore, which specialises in dog friendly walks and activities.
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