Dog Friendly Lancashire ~ Highlights

We’ve been up North! I thought a blog round up of our dog friendly discoveries was in order, so here we go!

Tilly and I hopped in the car with our pals Rhapsody, Colin and their human Emily for the long trip up to Lancashire.


Staying in a pod at Stanley Villa Farm was such a treat, so much better than camping! We arrived just in time for a beautiful sunset walk around the lake.

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Beyond the lake is a lovely little trail overlooking miles of beautiful rural countryside. The dogs loved sniffing around, and watching the geese very intently.

The wooden pods are very simple, with two beds and not much else, but perfect for cosy nights snuggled up with the dogs. Thankfully the main lodge had showers, a kitchen, and most importantly, somewhere to charge our phones!

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Colin & Rhapsody’s bed….so comfy!

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The dogs did get a little chilly in the evenings, for once I was able to put an extra layer on Tilly. You can’t deny this knitwear is adorable!

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Enjoying the lake

I highly recommend staying here, so much better than faffing around with a tent! Our poodle pals @adventuresofdoodles have a written some tips for taking your dog glamping, well worth a read!


Lytham St Annes…Beach!

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You can’t keep us away from the seaside! Lytham St Annes is a now firm favourite, and one of the highlights of our trip.

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The beach is just vast, so much space for the dogs to run about! As you can see, they go a little crazy when they see sand.

We spent a good few hours enjoying the coast, and stopped for a bite to eat at St Annes Pier cafe, which is also dog friendly, and has really great vegan options.

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So much space for digging!

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So peaceful.

The dogs (and as humans) slept like logs that night!

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Snug as a bug.


Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir

I found this walk on the awesome website Walkiees, and it was just half an hour from our ‘glamp-site’.

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We parked next the The Royal Arms pub (which is dog friendly with great wifi!) and followed the wooded trail down to the reservoir and round the shore.

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This varied walk is just over 3 miles, with woodland, grassy areas, and rivers to paddle in.

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Exploring some fallen dry stone walls.


Rivington Pike

We met up with the ever so cute @cockapoomarley and her humans to explore the gardens, hills and trails in Rivington.

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The dogs loved this walk, chasing each other about and causing general havoc!

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The climb up the pike is fairly steep, but definitely worth it for the views of the Lancashire countryside and even Blackpool on a clear day!

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Dogs? More like mountain goats!

The dogs put us humans to shame and breezed up the hill. Such a pleasure to meet up with precious Marley, her humans took this really cool photo!

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Photo by @cockapoomarley


Thanks for reading our about our dog friendly finds in Lancashire, would you take your dog glamping? We certainly can’t wait to book another trip!

Amy & Tilly

 

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