Celebrate the remaining days of national Walk Your Dog Month with our 10 dog-friendly Yorkshire walks for foodies.
Choose from a variety of dog-friendly Yorkshire walks, from city canal paths to countryside trails. At the end of each walk you will find a dog-friendly food venue where you and your pooch can relax and refresh. What better way to end walkies than with a mouth-watering meal?
10 dog-friendly Yorkshire walks for foodies
1. Skipton Castle Woods
Choose Skipton Castle Woods for an easy child-friendly dog walk. Smooth paths lead through the picturesque woods, with views of historic Skipton Castle. End with a trip to Kibble Bakery. Kibble Bakery is the ultimate food venue for dogs with dog menu, doggie spa and indoor / outdoor seating.
2. Knaresborough to Harrogate
Start your walk from Knaresborough to Harrogate via the Beryl Burton at the Ugly Duckling Tearoom. Coffee and cake at this riverside spot is the best way to begin. This countryside route takes you along the river through woodland and Mackintosh Park until you reach the bottom of Kings Road in Harrogate.
3. Malham Cove, Gordale Scar & Janet’s Foss Walk
Give your pups the utlimate walkies experience with this spectacular four-mile circular walk around Malham Cove in Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales. End the hike with an indulgent pub lunch at The Lister Arms, a dog-friendly pub serving handcrafted dishes designed around seasonal produce.
4. Beverley Westwood
Discover the historic market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire with this easy stroll around Beverley Westwood. This flat four-mile route is popular with dog walkers and families but please note in some sections dogs must be kept on a lead. Finish the walk with lunch at Georgian pub New Inn Leven.
5. Allerthorpe Common and Waplington
Recommended by Paul Steele, professional walker with two pooches, this circular walk around Allerthorpe Common and Waplington is sure to be a favourite with your pups. Take in the idyllic Yorkshire Wolds scenery around Pocklington before grabbing refreshments at the dog-friendly Plough Inn in Allerthorpe.
6. Leeds Dock to Knostrop Lock
Explore the canal path from city-centre Leeds Dock to Knostrop Lock and Thwaites Mill. This route is part of the Trans Pennine Trail and takes you past some incredible street art that has been installed on the canal side. Be sure to keep dogs on leads. Start or end at dog-friendly café Wapentake in the city centre.
7. Digley Reservoir
For little pups or little legs, try this simple two-mile stroll around Digley Reservoir on the outskirts of Holmfirth. Idyllic scenery and a relatively flat route makes this a nice relaxing weekend dog walk. Foodies will delight at the dishes served at dog-friendly Philomena Fogg, Good Food Guide award-winner.
8. Cannon Hall Country Park
Take your dogs for a stroll around Cannon Hall Country Park on the outskirts of Barnsley. With woods, grassland, streams and a stunning lakeside, there is plenty for your pubs to explore on this dog-friendly Yorkshire walk. Afterwards, head to Cannon Hall Farm for lunch at their dog-friendly café, Lucky Pup.
9. Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Explore the picturesque Sheffield Botanical Gardens with your dog, a calming stroll perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon. Afterwards, head to Kelham Island just outside of Sheffield city centre for food and drink at Riverside Kelham. Your four-legged friend will love the designated doggie treat station!
10. Robin Hood’s Bay to Scarborough
Walk a coastal section of the Cleveland Way National Trail to give your dog a taste of the sea air! We recommend Robin Hood’s Bay to Scarborough so you can end with a hearty lunch or dinner at The Plough. Choose from a quality menu including traditional craft ales and dine in their dog-friendly bar.