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Dog Friendly Faves: The Peak District

The latest edition of our 'Dog Friendly Faves' series, where we will cover different cities and towns we visit to showcase our favourite places to eat, drink, play, and stay!


About an hour outside the bustling city of Manchester lies a an absolutely stunning area of England filled with mountains and pastures: The Peak District.


There is loads to do in the Peak District, but we only had a short weekend getaway. When we go back next time, we definitely want to visit Bakewell (home of the glorious cherry bakewell) and do more hiking at places like Kinder Scout and the Pennine Way.


STAY


Become Wild Glamping, Barber Booth, Edale, Derbyshire S33 7ZL (also on Airbnb)


What we loved:

  • Nestled in a peaceful farm valley, it has absolutely stunning, 360º views of the Peak District mountains

  • There's only one other glamping site on location, and there's plenty of space and privacy in between the sites

  • The host, George, couldn't be nicer or more accommodating

  • You can soak in your own private wood-fired hot tub under the fairy lights as your dogs lay out under the stars

  • Walking distance to a fantastic, dog-friendly pub AND the start of a great circular trail up popular Mam Tor

Helpful note: The Northern Line train does run very close to the glamping site, but not at night.


The glamping site was quite picturesque, with mountains on all sides

Winnie and Clemmie clamouring to get back inside the comfy tent

Inside the tent was cosy and warm, with a heated blanket, sleeping bags, a great mattress, and a little wood-burning stove

Stunning views from the wood-fired hot tub


EAT AND DRINK


Old Nag's Head, Grindsbrook Booth, Edale, Derbyshire, S33 7ZD


What we loved:

  • Totally dog-friendly, with ample indoor and outdoor seating

  • Fantastic menu with pub classics and hearty American-style snacks (like nachos and loaded chips)

  • Nice, casual atmosphere, filled with people enjoying the great outdoors


'Families, Dogs, & Muddy Boots All Welcome'

Eagerly anticipating the arrival of their chips on our first visit to Nag's Head

Cottage Pie

Tired and hungry after Mam Tor

On our second visit, nachos and loaded chili cheese fries with cold cider were the perfect post-hiking meal



PLAY


Mam Tor Circular Trail (we chose the one that began closest to our glamping site)


What we loved:

  • Awe-inspiring views

  • Clearly marked trails

  • The four-mile route we chose was perfect for two small dogs--minimal to no scrambling and just the right amount of hiking


The world's cutest honesty box on the way up Mam Tor (you can follow them on Instagram and TikTok)

Idyllic scenery on the way up Mam Tor

The Scotties at the peak of Mam Tor (full disclosure: I erased people from this photo--it's very easy to do)



What are your favourite things to do in the Peak District? Comment down below!

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