DUG Category: Days Out England

Keswick Launch Company

Lake Road, Keswick on Derwentwater, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ. Tel: 017687 72263

Not a pub, cafe or hotel but it is a great, activity to do with your dog. Dogs travel free on the lake ferry launches. Buy a 50-minute cruise around the lake, or a hop on/off ticket which allows you to sail and also do some walking with your dog. There are a couple of dog friendly hotels (Mary Mount Hotel and Lodore Falls Hotel) at the south end of the lake where the boat stops and food and drink can be purchased.

– recommended by Elaine Reid (visited


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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW. Tel: 01229 717171

The steam railway offers an interesting dog-friendly outdoor activity. Dogs are welcome to travel on the miniature steam trains with their humans for a small fee – the dog ticket price is currently £1.50. An excellent alternative way to venture into the Lake District to Eskdale – travel the whole route there and back, or hop on and off en route and do some walking in the countryside with your dog. Dogs are not permitted in the railway’s own cafes at either end of the line, however there is a lovely dog friendly


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