Peak District is located in the United Kingdom center. It is easily accessible from the main motorway and has good connections to Sheffield, Stoke on Trent, Chesterfield and Macclesfield.
Here you can relax in beautiful surroundings, experience the lush meadows, rolling hills and green forests of Derbyshire Dales, or go on the rugged ants and climb the majestic hills of High Peak, including the wonderful Kinder Scout.
One of the cheapest forms of dog friendly accommodation in the Peak District is camping. There are many dog friendly campsites in the top district so you can bring your dog on vacation with you and avoid expensive kennel fees.
Camping with your dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with your four-legged friend. It's a great opportunity to tie with your dog and come back to nature.
To make this experience as smooth as possible, a little planning goes a long way.
During the day you will not be able to leave your dog in the tent and of course in the summer, cars become too hot to leave dogs so you have to plan and decide where to take your dog.
While visiting, you can experience some of Peak District's dog-friendly pubs. There are many pubs that positively encourage muddy boots and four-legged friends, especially in the hiking areas around the peaks. You may just want to enjoy a latte in one of the dog friendly top-district coffee bars, of which there are a couple! There are also many dog friendly events in the Peak District, from which you can participate, from Country Shows to the Crich Tramway Museum.
Here are a few tips for taking your dog camping:
1. If this is the first time you have taken your dog camping, make sure that they are as calm as possible. Expect a dog to get used to a flapping tent at night, take some time. It may be helpful to pitch the tent fine and early in the day and make the dog move in and out of the tent. At night it will be good to sleep in it.
2nd Not all campsites accept dogs, so you will check in advance and be sure to read the rules of the campsite. Dogs have to be guided around the campsite and are not allowed to walk freely. You can buy long leaders and stakes who spear in the ground, which you can attach your long leads to. It's worth getting the dog to use this before you start your camping trip, the last thing you want is an agitated dog on vacation with you. A persistent barking dog will only offset your next-door passengers and could finish your stay earlier in the campsite than you would have imagined.
3rd In case of an emergency – make sure you are aware of where your nearest vet is when you are away, just if you need their services at short notice. A quick search of the Dog Friendly Peak District site identifies this information. You also need to make sure that the dog is updated with its inoculations. Make sure your dog is microchipped or at least marked with ID number – only if it is lost.
4th A comfortable dog is a happy dog and will settle well when it is expected to go to bed at night. Make sure your pet is surrounded by well-known bedding and toys. You may consider taking a box for your dog to sleep at night. This may make it feel more safe and comfortable at night. Plan where the dog is going to sleep early and put his bedding there so that he can become familiar with his sleeping area. If you try to stick to familiar routines with regard to bedtime hours, the dog will probably settle much easier.
5th During the day, especially if it's quite hot, make sure to find a spot with a little shadow to the dog. It may be wise to find a pitch that is near the edge of the campsite so it is necessary to take it out of the last night to call nature and you do not stumble across everyone else's tent keys to get out of the campsite .
6th Make sure you dispose of all dog waste in the corresponding containers. Most dog-friendly campsites in the Peak District will provide the appropriate containers, but it's not always the case, so make sure you bring lots of pooh bags and make sure the containers are for safe disposal.
I hope these tips are useful if you plan your dog-friendly stay in the Peak District and I hope you have many good memories with your four-legged friend with great camping holidays.