Things To Do With Your Dog In Yorkshire

A caravan holiday often involves the whole family, so while you have to find things to do with the kids in Yorkshire, you also have to think about dogs, if you have one. In Yorkshire you certainly couldn’t have picked a more appropriate area for keeping the dog exercised on a daily basis, and as one of the best located caravan sites in Yorkshire, the Harrogate Caravan Park is the perfect spot from which you can take day trips to various places of scenic beauty.

Yorkshire accounts for almost one third of the total area of national parks in England, via the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and parts of the Peak District. So there is no shortage of open space, where organised walking routes can take you along riverside strolls, long rambles through the wilds or wooded havens and empty, heathered moorland. As with anywhere, it is always worth checking with individual places what their guidelines for dogs are. But whether you are simply looking for unrestricted space or something interesting for you and the kids too, there are plenty of dog-friendly attractions that offer a huge slice of the very best of Yorkshire.


Yorkshire has numerous small castles, which have plenty of surrounding grounds in which dogs can happily roam around. Check out Pickering, Skipton, Ripley, Richmond, Middleham, Helmsley, Spofforth, Skipsea or Scarborough.

Areas of Natural Beauty

Castle Howard, Harewood House, Brimham Rocks and Roundhay Park are all attractions with vast acres of open grounds, perfect for a pleasant stroll, some local history and great exercise for the dog.


Again, there are numerous famous ruins in Yorkshire, all of which tell a story. They are surrounded by endless greenery where your dog can roam freely, and these can be found at Kirkstall Abbey, Easby Abbey, Byland Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey.

The Coast

Yorkshire has a string of famous seaside resorts, where dogs can run wild on the beach or along clifftop walks which take in the breathless surrounding scenery and the invigorating fresh air. Take your pick from Whitby, Robin Hoods’ Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

Waterside Strolls

Dogs love nothing more than a quick dip on a sunny day, and Yorkshire is awash with beautiful waterside walks where you can take a relaxing stroll listening to the trickle of the water, while the dog has the time of its’ life. The Leeds/Liverpool canal has several stretches of very walkable pathway, including some very accommodating pub crawls if that takes your fancy. But amongst the undulating hills of the Yorkshire Dales there are several riverside walks which can also take in waterfalls and hidden valleys, in particularly around Ingleborough, Pateley Bridge, Aysgarth Falls and Reeth.

Take a look at this website for dog friendly pubs in the local area:

Wherever your day trip takes you from the Harrogate Caravan Park, you are assured of a dog-friendly experience in any direction, which ensures that your trip to Yorkshire is ideal for everyone.


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