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Find the perfect dog walk on your journey - Driving with Dogs

Edited: 19th July 2020

Stretch of the Paws in Dufton, near the A66 at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

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If you're travelling across the A66, a great place to stretch your legs and dog's paws is in the village of Dufton - an attractive village which sits on the Pennine Way. With a free car park and plenty of easy on-street parking, it's an lovely place to stop and start walking up the Pennine Way road and onto a track. Ultimately this goes up to High Cup Nick but the first mile & a third it's a quiet road which only serves one property, so little chance of meeting any vehicles. Pleasant views looking back over the Eden Valley.


Car park in Dufton is on the left as you drive through the village (approaching from the A66) and is free to use. If full as it is used by walkers for the popular walk up High Cup Nick, there is plenty of unrestricted parking on-street a little further along by the village green. Use postcode CA16 6DD for sat navs. The Stag Inn in Dufton is dog-friendly throughout and an excellent stop for a drink/food. (A separate listing on Driving With Dogs) There is also a tea room in Dufton too.


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From the car park, proceed back through the village the way you came in until you pass Brow Farm Bed & Breakfast (on the left.)

Turn left up the next road - signposted Pennine Way and High Cup Nick (3.5 miles) - This road continues for 1.33 miles before turning into a track. 

It's an out and back walk and once you reach the first gate, you may well encounter sheep beyond, so put dogs back on lead if you are walking any further.

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Edited: 19th July 2020. 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.