What to do in Windermere on a dog friendly holiday

More and more people are taking their dogs on holiday with them. Various reasons are contributing to this such as the rise in dog owners and also the rise in dog friendly accommodation and businesses making a dog friendly holiday far more enjoyable for all.

Windermere and Bowness combined have a vast range of dog friendly accommodation from B&B’s to hotels and self catering apartments and cottages. What they also have are lots of dog friendly places to eat and drink.

To state the obvious but to reinforce it and really champion this most abundant yet free activity in and around Windermere and throughout the Lake District, walking. Where ever you stay in Windermere and Bowness there’s a walk right from its front door whether it’s for a short stroll or a day long hike. Dogs and owners will love being outdoors all day and well, it would be rude not to enjoy a spot of liquid refreshment in the form of a pint of local ale in one of the dog friendly pubs in Windermere and Bowness on the way back to the accommodation.

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A day out sure to be enjoyed by two and four legged visitors is a trip on Lake Windermere. Lake cruises run from Bowness where a trip up to the south of the Lake at Newby Bridge can be taken or up to the northern end and Waterhead where Ambleside is easily accessed. Windermere Lake Cruises operate a dog friendly policy providing Fido is well behaved of course! Another boat trip, but slightly different this time is on the Hawkshead ferry. This ferry departs from Bowness Ferry Nab but crosses the lake this time instead of going up or down. It’s landing point is Far Sawrey, the once home of Beatrix Potter and it enables visitors, to have a far more convenient access to Near and Far Sawrey, Hawkshead and Esthwaite Water.

All in all, a dog friendly holiday in the Windermere and Bowness area really allows you to make the most of get out and about in this region, to really explore and to have real fun.

Top for dog friendly hotel accommodation, Damson Dene Hotel near Bowness. Large gardens and grounds for walking, a choice of dog friendly bedrooms and dogs allowed in the bar where delicious, local food is served.