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Pendragon doggiestop near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria


The castle here is said to be the home of Uther Pendragon of Camelot fame. I'd imagined something more turrety and bigger - if only to keep Morgana happy - but maybe this was Pendragon's country man-cave? 


GPS coords for parking: 54.4188, -2.3368  Free parking in a pull-in opposite the farm gate. Otherwise no facilities.  On a fine day it's a fun picnic spot


This really is a doggiestop rather than a full-on walk, but if there are no sheep in the field then this is a fair sized space for dogs to have a good off-lead charge around. Perfect for ball games and chuckers. You can tell from the pics that it was hammering down with rain when Jem and I went to visit recently, but it really can be nice!

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30 June 2019

Dramatic Castle ruins in stunning scenery

This is a beautiful spot to stop and I'd be amazed if you saw anyone else while you were there, but don't rely on the area being sheep-free. There were many there when I stopped by, so if your dog doesn't like doing their business while on a lead, then this isn't the place for you.

It is however some of the most dramatic castle ruins I've seen with stunning scenery in all directions and the perfect place to stop for a stretch of the legs. It's also right next to the road so no time wasted on finding or walking to it.

The sign on the gate does say dogs must be on a lead at all times, however I'm pretty sure this is because of the sheep, so once you've established there are no sheep, I'm sure letting them off is fine! Star rating is purely because of this, it is not indicative of the beauty of the place which easily gets the full 5*

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