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Hartington dog walk and dog-friendly pubs, Derbyshire


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This is one of our favourite dog walks, and no matter how many times we walk here there's always something new to see in these dales.  The route we've chosed here is an easy-going stroll that starts with fabulous views over Derbyshire's signature drystone walls on ancient tracks that you will probably have all to yourself, and then circles round into the dales.   Well worth taking some refreshments with you, there are plenty of superb snacking spots along the way.

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Report review julesmarkmoses - Driving with Dogs


Green 80 Points
04 September 2021

Happy hound at Harrington!

This is, as Lezli describes, a fantastic walk. There’s plenty to see; a lovely village to start with - with a great cheese shop - a public loo (a necessity after a fab coffee) and stunning scenery.

At first I was a little concerned because the walk seemed to go through fields of cows (cow phobia!) until I realised that the walk actually was on a pathway between two stone walls! Best foot forward and we ended up at the foothills of the dale.

There are sheep around here, but plenty of walkers who point out where the sheep are (if your hound is a chaser). This part of the walk is quite rocky and uneven under foot - so take care if you’re a bit clumsy or unsteady on your feet.

The directions, as usual, are easy to follow and we got back once again without getting lost - usually unheard of when we venture out by ourselves!

This is a great walk if you like a bit of everything; fields, dales, rivers and ponds. We watched a heron attempting to catch a late lunch and our dog, Moses, had the best fun fetching sticks out of the river.

If you don’t fancy the rocky dale, you can always head straight for the river. At the beginning of this walk instead of turning left uphill, you can go straight through the kissing gates, through the meadow and keep going, through the wood and ending up at the river and then just double back. It’s fairly flat along here and so easier underfoot.

Moses was most appreciative of the river, but he did also enjoy his doggy ice cream at the end of it!

All in all, we loved this walk and highly recommend it!

Report review nchadwick - Driving with Dogs


Pink 154 Points
07 August 2010

A really nice walk starting in the pretty village of Hartington. Very easy going and not steep, although we went on a wet day and some sections in the first couple of miles were quite slippery. The directions are spot on. Pub good and happy to let dogs in. Note that the WC at the start of the walk is just across the road from the car park. Distance was closer to 6 3/4 miles according to our GPS.

Edited: 29th March 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.