The North West remains one of the best regions for dog friendly holidays. You only have to take a look at the various counties and scenes that you can explore up here to understand this! There’s lovely Cheshire, the vibrant Greater Manchester, and the rolling countryside of Cumbria and Lancashire.
Finding the best holiday lodges in the North West for you and your pets doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, we make things easier on you. In this guide, we’ll also take you through some of the best dog friendly attractions and walks up in the North West that you can explore.
Looking for a luxury lodge or log cabin in the North West that’s just right? Maybe you’re looking for a hot tub, a chalet, or a ground floor living space for two.
Lodges and log cabins in the North West are great for visiting and staying in with dogs. Take a look through the best picks in the region available to book now.
The North West covers plenty of ground. It’s up here where you’ll find some of the country’s most celebrated National Trust scenes, as well as a variety of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many dog lovers will tell you that this is the place to go if you are looking for some of the most breath-taking walks as well as the friendliest dog accepting pubs.
Book a lodge in the North West countryside and you’ll be able to stroll down quaint lanes, visit village scenes, and spy miles and miles of glorious countryside as far as the eye can see. What more could you want from a staycation or holiday break in the North West?
Quarry Bank remains an amazingly popular dog walking paradise, offering more than 400 acres of walking trails for you and your pets to traipse along, while taking in the fantastic architecture and the traditional village streets and scenes. You’ll also find that there are plenty of dog friendly facilities up in Quarry Bank, making it an absolute must-visit if you are heading to the North West with a pet.
Quarry Bank offers hours and hours of woodland walking fun, making it somewhere your dog is going to love heading back to time and time again. Why not book a holiday lodge close by and explore it all?
If you really want to take in the best of Cheshire’s wooded and green walks, then you are going to need to take to the Gritstone Trail. This extensive series of walks will take you along the eastern side of the county, covering the likes of White Nancy and Kidsgrove, and with all kinds of country and farmland scenes for you to take in along the way. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop that really serves up the best of the natural side to Cheshire, you are going to want to head down this trail as a priority.
What’s more, the Gritstone Trail is great to explore all year round. Just make sure your pup is well prepared for the wetter months!
Heading out towards Lancashire, it’s time for some coastal fun. Morecambe itself is a gorgeous seaside town with tons to offer families, couples and dog lovers. Morecambe Bay itself is absolutely beautiful, offering ocean views and miles of sandy straights that you and your pup are going to love exploring. Just make a point to head down onto dog friendly beaches before you go too far!
If the scenes at Blackpool are a little too noisy for you and your dog, then Morecambe really does offer a delightful alternative.
Speaking of delightful Blackpool alternatives, Lytham is a sleepy, quaint community close by that’s ideal for anyone and their dogs who may want to settle down in a lodge or B&B that’s far from the crazy illuminations and promenades. Lytham has a lovely closeness to it while still offering plenty of secluded spots.
You’ll be able to head out and explore quiet seaside walks, though if you do want to explore wider Blackpool and Morecambe, you are only a short drive or bus / taxi trip away. Think carefully about whether or not your pup prefers hustle, bustle, or something a bit more laid-back!
There are some truly magnificent Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty up in the North West, and the immense Pendle Hill only makes up a small portion of what’s out here. Pendle Hill is something of a legendary mound, there are all kinds of myths and folklore stories surrounding the area – which really adds to the atmosphere and makes its walks all the more interesting!
Pendle Hill is one of the best peaks for seeing wider Lancashire from via the east, meaning if you and your pup are looking for adventures at height, you can really do worse than come up here for a look around.
The Lake District National Park is by far one of the most popular hotspots for dog walkers and hikers in the North West. It’s truly magnificent – the waterways and adjoining paths really make this a slice of English paradise, and what’s more, it’s certainly not worth leaving your pets behind for. Dogs will love trail after trail here, as will you!
From Coniston Water out towards Lake Windermere, there are village scenes, lakeside views and quaint heritage spots for you to explore. Check out the town of Kendal nearby for a taste of the famous local mint cake!
Another ‘AONB’, the Forest of Bowland is just inland from Blackpool and is one of the highlights of Lancashire – full stop. This lovely patch of woodland is primed and ready for dog walking adventures and more besides. There are more than 800 square km of wooded walks for you to enjoy up here, and what’s more, it makes for a fantastic base backing into both Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Take a look around the famous moorlands, the gritstone fells and more besides – it’s a green playground for the family and your pets to enjoy.
Looking for lodges in the North West? Make sure to take a look at our variety of dog friendly attractions and walks in the region, and do take time to look through luxury, well-kept cabins and chalets close to coast and country alike.
The North West is one of the most idyllic regions to explore with your pets, meaning that if you and your dog are crying out for something a bit different from your holidays, you should take the time to look into the local scenes. Take a look through the best lodges and cabins we have hunted down for you, too – and save yourself a bit of time in the bargain before you actually break away! Go for the full luxury experience and bring your pets along, too.