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Dog friendly Bakewell, Peak District with buggy friendly walk

We are so lucky to have the Peak District on our doorstep, within a 30-40 min drive we have access to some beautiful walks, scenery and views which is perfect for families and especially walks with the dog. There is so much to see and explore, But I wanted to start with our “go-to” place....Bakewell.

Famous for the Bakewell pudding, Bakewell is nestled in the Peak District and has plenty to offer families and dogs. It’s very dog friendly, with a lot of shops and cafes also accepting well behaved dogs indoors.

There is plenty of parking available, both short and long stay and it’s all accessible from the village centre. (postcode DE45 1EZ)

There are plenty of ducks to feed along the river, and follow the paths to the playing fields and the playground. The playground is gated but dogs can be tied close by. It has equipment for young and older children and also a splash park for warmer days. There are lots of benches available for picnics and takeaway fish and chips.

The centre has plenty of toilets and changing facilities too.

On ”normal” pre Covid days, the Wheatsheaf pub and the Castle Inn are also dog friendly and do some lovely pub grub!

If you fancy venturing a bit further, you can access the Monsal Trail at Bakewell. This is a 8.5 accessible trail That runs from Chee Dale to Bakewell. We joined the trail at Hassop Station Cafe (also has parking, toilets and bike hire) and walked about 2 miles to Monsal Head viaduct and back. It’s a lovely walk, linear and accessible for buggies, prams, bikes and scooters. It also take you through Headstone Tunnel which is exciting, especially for kids!


The Monsal trail is also popular with bikes and cyclists, so beware of bike traffic!


Note - please check all destination information prior to travelling due to Covid restrictions


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