Unleash Adventure: Discover the Best Dog-Friendly Walks in North Yorkshire’s Stunning Landscapes

There’s no denying that our pooches love a walk, so why not treat them to some of the best in North Yorkshire? Long, peaceful walks are such a treat for our four-legged friends and some dog breeds need more exercise than others.

From the jagged landscape of the Yorkshire Dales to the coastal paths of Whitby, this region of Yorkshire is brimming full of exciting walk opportunities that your dogs are destined to enjoy. Just remember – many of these destinations are remote so they might take some time to get to. Prepare for your dog walk by keeping them comfortable with a luxury dog bed on the way there.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park

The home of the three peaks and ancient woodland, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is full of pedestrian footpaths and open space for your dogs to run around in without getting in other rambler’s way. They can sniff trees, roll in the grass and splash about in a stream or two.

Most of the walks are dog-friendly, apart from the National Nature Reserve at Malham Tarn. Keep in mind that you’re more than likely to encounter livestock and stiles on your journey so keep your dogs close during these times.

North York Moors National Park

If you’re spending a weekend walking across the Moors, plenty of accommodation in the area is dog-friendly. There is an abundance of walks perfect to take your dog on in the moorlands, from sojourns through charming coastal villages and beaches to scenic forests.

This heather-clad, untamed wilderness is complete with cliffs, woodlands, panoramic vistas and serene valleys. It’s a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and is complete with a network of exciting walking trails including the Lyke Wake Walk.

Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay Coastal Path

Take your dog along with you on a stunning stroll from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay. Give them the chance to splash around in the North Sea and scamper across meadowed cliffs and sandy beaches.

The Robin Hood’s Bay coastal walk covers seven miles and takes around three hours to complete, so be sure to pack some water and a disposable bowl to keep your four-legged friend hydrated. The path narrows near a cliff edge so keep your pooch on a leash at this point.

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Follow the winding paths along the River Nidd on the Nidderdale Greenway or go off-piste up to Brimham Rocks where your furry friend can climb the summit with you.

Some of the best dog-friendly trails include Swinton Bivouac, Druid’s Temple and Sole Beck. These offer a collection of windswept moorlands, exhilarating river valleys and peaceful woodlands.

The Cleveland Way

Traverse the 109 miles of the Cleveland Way that covers a variety of different locations, including Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Runswick Bay. Explore the breathtaking moorlands and hidden fishing villages with your dogs at your side.