Itineraries - Dog Friendly - The North

Dog Friendly Tour - The North

Dogs and owners alike will love this exhilarating 3-night/4-day road trip from Cumbria to Yorkshire, crossing the dramatic Pennine landscape to beautiful Teesdale before reaching the heather-covered uplands of the North York Moors. Stay in fabulous inns that go the extra mile to make canine guests very comfortable and enjoy endless opportunities for exhilarating 'walkies' in glorious countryside.

With our Passports you can pick and choose from the ideas below or just create your own. As a guide to help you decide which Passport to buy, over the summer months room nights in this itinerary start at £100 mid-week and £150 at the weekend (excluding special offers).

The Itinerary

Day 1

Check-in early at the Black Bull, stretch human and canine legs (routes from reception) to get a flavour of Sedbergh's stunning location. Dog-friendly rooms have beds, bowls and treats and your dog can join you if you eat in the bar. Fascinating Sedbergh makes for a quieter base for exploring both the Lakes and the Pennines. This beautiful area is criss-crossed with trails - perfect for long dog walks. Stay: Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria.

Day 2

Spend the morning walking through the glorious countryside around Sedbergh. Enjoy lunch at the Black Swan, Ravenstonedale (dogs in the bar), then take the scenic route across to Teesdale. Walk: out & back from Middleton along Pennine Way beside River Tees to spectacular High Force Waterfall. Dogs welcome in cafe at Bowlees Visitor Centre, or check-in at the Rose & Crown and stroll around the village. Stay: Rose & Crown, Romaldkirk, Co. Durham.

Day 3

Follow breakfast with a short walk from the inn (leaflet & map at reception). No.15 Coffee House in Barnard Castle welcomes dogs should you wish to explore the town/castle. Drive to Thirsk (50 minutes) and the North York Moors; meander along the A170 across Sutton Bank (stroll along the Cleveland Way; great views) to pretty Helmsley for tea (Beck Tearooms); visit Rievaulx Abbey or explore moorland valleys to reach Pickering. Stay: White Swan, Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Day 4

Before you head home, drive up to pretty Goathland for a glorious moorland walk. Or why not visit Castle Howard and explore the 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens. Dogs are welcome (on leads) in the grounds, at the outdoor seating areas of the cafés and inside the Courtyard Café where water bowls are provided. Free bones at the Farm Shop, treat your pooch to doggie ice cream at the Boathouse Café or yourself to lunch at the Durham Ox in Crayke.

If you like the look of this itinerary, or maybe a couple of inns from it, click the link below to buy your Passport and guarantee your complimentary gifts, including use of a Volvo for the duration of the Passport (depending on value purchased). You can then book your stay when you are ready. You will also treat an NHS worker to a night away and support our inns.

If you know your dates and are ready to book any of the inns in this itinerary or would simply like to explore them, then click below. If you already have a Passport, simply enter your Passport code when you book each inn.