Adult only holiday park Peak District

Dog Friendly Accommodation Peak District

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Jack Russel looking over the Peak District


For the majority of people, a perfect holiday or weekend break is one that all the family enjoy together. With an estimated 59% of households owning pets in 2021 there is a large chance that you will be looking for dog friendly accommodation when planning your Peak District weekend break. On holiday you want everyone to be relaxed and happy so how do you guarantee that your pet has as fun and as comfortable time as you? What should you be thinking about when travelling to the Peak District with your four-legged friend?

Dog friendly camping in the Peak District

The majority of campsites in the Peak District will allow dogs and Longnor Wood offers dog friendly lodges Peak District. If you have more than one dog check that there is not a maximum number allowed per pitch or if any additional nightly charges apply. Most campsites ask that dogs be kept on a short lead and there may be restriction on dangerous breeds. Sites will always request that you never leave your dog alone in the accommodation no matter how used to it they may be in case they become distressed. You should always be respectful of other guests and pick up after your animal so make sure you bring plenty of poo bags so that you can leave your pitch and the site as you found it. 

When considering a campsite be aware of the personality of your own pet. Are they socialised around other animals and/or around children? Will your pitch allow you the privacy that your own animal might crave? Longnor Wood is an adults only holiday park in the Peak District and may be a good option if your pet is not used to children. 

Having a space for your dog to run around off the lead is important and many sites offer a dog walk or dog exercise area. Longnor Wood offers a large dog exercise field where you can safely let your pet run around. Please note that many rural locations are surrounded by fields with animals in and therefore it may be more difficult for you to exercise your pet off the lead than you think, particularly in Spring at lambing time.

Tea party at Longnor Wood

Glamping in the Peak District

Glamping is now a popular activity for a Peak District weekend break. More convenient than camping there are a wide variety of glamping pods available and many sites offer glamping pods with linen and towels. There may be an additional charge for dogs, as well as a maximum number allowed in the accommodation so always check when booking your glamping break in the Peak District. Longnor Wood Holiday Park has two en-suite glamping pods; one of which is pet-friendly.

Dog Friendly Lodges Peak District

Holiday lodges are an increasingly popular choice for a Peak District weekend break. Typically hired Fri/Mon or Mon/Fri they are great for anyone wanting to sample a particular area or get away from it all. Many sites including our adult only holiday park offer a choice of pet friendly holiday lodges but please ensure that the lodge you are booking does allow dogs. Dog friendly lodges Peak District are normally listed separately and typically incur an additional cleaning charge. We encourage all pet owners to be respectful of our housekeepers and future guests by clearing up any mess from the garden and regularly hoovering dog hairs.

MAn and Women ready to go walking in the Peak District

Packing for your dog friendly holiday Peak District

When packing make sure you include everything you need for your dog particularly if you are travelling to a rural or remote location. Food, toys, treats, their favourite bed, towels, blankets, collar/leads, poo bags and wipes. Maybe even buy some new toys so your animal has something different to amuse them as the get accustomed to their strange surroundings. The majority of accommodation will request no pets on the soft furnishings so bring plenty of rugs to ensure your pet is as comfortable as they can be. 

Don’t forget to secure them properly in your car so they are traveling safely. Many animals prefer to travel in a crate. These can be useful in your accommodation too particularly if you are dog friendly camping in the Peak District in a tent. Some accommodation will request no pets in the bedroom so a crate can be a useful way of safely securing your dog while you sleep. 

A stake is often useful so that your pet can lie outside your motorhome or caravan and still be on a lead. Water is crucial so make sure you have a water bowl and water bottle and something that you can use when out walking to make sure your pet does not become over heated. 

Longnor Wood is a campsite open all year round so if you are travelling in Winter don’t forget a warm dog coat.

Dog Friendly Activities Peak District

Most parks do not allow dogs to be left alone in the accommodation so please consider what you would like to do on holiday when glamping, visiting a campsite or holiday park. This may be particularly relevant if you are intending to eat out so ensure that there is a choice of dog friendly pubs nearby. There are many dog friendly pubs Peak District a short drive from Longnor Wood Holiday Park including the Ye Old Cheshire Cheese in Longnor Village, the Pack Horse Inn at Crowdecote and the Royal Oak at Hurdlow

There are some amazing Peak District dog-walks. Old railway tracks, magnificent country estates and gardens. towering tors, craggy peaks or ancient woodland, there is something for everyone whatever the ability of your dog. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the gardens and park of the Chatsworth Estate but not in the house. There are a selection of Chatsworth dog walks on the Chatsworth website. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at Haddon Hall. 

The website http://www.dogfriendlypeakdistrict.co.uk/top-10-best-peak-district-dog-walks/ lists their Top 10 Peak District dog walks and is a useful source of information on dog friendly activities whilst you are glamping in the Peak District or enjoying a break in one of our dog friendly lodges peak district.  

If you are camping in Buxton with your dog, this thermal spa town is ideal with plenty of dog friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs. Buxton Country Park and the woods around Solomon’s Temple are ideal dog walking locations in Buxton. The Pavillion Gardens in the town centre are dog friendly.

Longnor Wood Holiday Park is the perfect base for anyone looking for dog friendly holidays in the Peak District or a Peak District weekend break. With a choice of dog-friendly accommodation including dog friendly glamping pods, dog-friendly lodges with hot tub and dog friendly caravans with hot tub.

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