This is doggy dashing paradise on a section of the Pennine Way long distance footpath. Despite the lack of facilities for drivers, for active dogs this really is as good as it gets.
Snack van in the pull-in. Just Three Words: unloaded.taker.hidden
This is part of the Pennine Way, so the scope for walking is limitless. You can choose your own route following the footpath signs, but we crossed over the A672 and followed a clear, unmaintained path (which at the start can turn into a small stream in wet weather). Follow this path to head gently uphill through the moorland. The path is safe for off-lead dogs when you move away from the road and there are wide open spaces to the left and right which Jem loved charging around at high speed.
On top of the moor it can get quite chilly in the wind, so be sure to have something warm to wear and some sturdy footwear. There is also the occasional sheep, but they seem to see dogs coming a mile away and take appropriate action – the wisest, smartest sheep we've seen.
This really is doggy dashing paradise. Despite the lack of facilities for drivers, for active dogs this really is as good as it gets. We walked as far as a concrete trig point then turned around. On a finer day, we would have walked on for miles!
Expect a happy dog with very grubby paws and tum after this walk.
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Edited: 26th January 2022. 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. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.