Hi, we had the best holiday ever with our 4 labradors in Cropton, with Forest Holidays, the holiday wasn't cheep but by gumm it was worth every penny. The lodge we stayed in had wood floors and all in one level so was great for my old girl who is 13, they also have underground heating which the girls loved after a day out exploring the surrounding woodland. On site the girls had to be on leads but it's such a small park and such a short distance to the areas where you can let the dogs run free and oh boy did they run, the Forrest in which the site is set is full of fallen trees, leaves, logs, foxes, deer, rabbits we even saw a badger out side our lodge.
We have just returned from a lovely week in Yorkshire. We stayed in the village of Hawsker near Whitby. The whole are is really dog friendly ; pubs, cafes and shops, but the place we would like to recommend is Robin Hoods Bay. A truly beautiful village that is really dog friendly. It is the only place we have been that has no restrictions at any time of year for dogs on the beach. Dogs welcome in every place we wanted to visit including the museum. Had a wonderful visit there. The volunteer in charge the day we went was so passionate about his village - really enthusiastic and inspiring. A village we would highly recommended - to be honest the whole area is beautiful and dog friendly. We need to go a few more times to explore all the places we would have liked to have seen.
We stayed at Barmston Beach Caravan Park in June 2018 and took our 1 year old Staffy Cross, Hendrix.
The Caravan we had was spacious (despite it being the smallest available!), clean and comfortable - enough room for 2 adults and a medium sized pup to spread out and relax!
The park was just a 5 minute walk (or less if you’re being dragged by an excited staffy!) from the beach which Hendrix loved. He’d never been to the beach before and couldn’t get enough of the sand under his paws.
We visited Sewerby Hall too which is near Bridlington and free for pups - they aren’t allowed in the house or zoo but there are still tonnes of gardens to explore and a dog friendly cafe for yummy treats. There’s great potential for a picnic there too with lots of green open spaces and views across Bridlington and the sea.
There were plenty of other dog owners staying at Barmston too and a very dog friendly pub, The Black Bull, just a stones throw away from the park. Just be aware this pub isn’t open every day so call ahead or check out the opening times online.
We give it a 10/10 for dog friendliness overall, there were very few places Hendrix wasn’t welcome, even most shops in Bridlington welcomes him in for a fuss!!ere to edit.
The Runswick Bay Hotel is truly Dog friendly. Dogs are only barred from the dining room but the same wonderful meals can be taken in the two bar areas with your dog beside you. Dogs are not required to be on lead. Very close to The Cleveland Way and to Runswick Bay itself. We visited in June this year and will certainly return.
Izzy and her dog, Fifi, enjoy spending time exploring dog-friendly places in Yorkshire. One of Izzy & Fifi’s favourite towns for a day out is Otley in West Yorkshire. Below Izzy has shared with us her recommendations of the best things to do on a visit to Otley.
Best Dog Walk
Otley Chevin Forest Park is my favourite place to walk, it is large enough to spend all day walking, but there are lots of brilliant short walks too. You can see a map of the Chevin here, one of my favourite walks is to start at the ‘Surprise View’ point, where you’ll find incredible views across the Wharfe Valley, then you can walk in a loop through a woodland area. Fifi loves the woodland areas for chasing squirrels. If it has been raining then make sure to put your wellies on!
Best Dog-Friendly Café
Salami & Co is a very trendy dog-friendly café, and you and your dog will feel very welcome here. Don’t worry if your dog is muddy or wet, they have towels and mats for them to rest on. They have a ‘Hound Menu’ with food and drinks for your dog, and they also have an array of baked goods for dogs on the counter. On my most recent visit, Fifi and her friend each had a ‘puppuccino’ and they shared some dog doughnuts, it all went down a treat! The food for human consumption is also very good, my favourite is the delicious avocado on toast, and they have an excellent array of freshly baked cakes.
Best Dog-Friendly Pub
Stew and Oyster is a friendly and relaxed pub, where dogs are welcome. They have a jar of dog biscuits and water bowls. The food here is delicious, even if you don’t like stew or oysters - they have great vegetarian and vegan options. Plus, if you order a hot drink you also get a free brownie!