Looking for a great place to walk the dog that takes in waterfalls and has a great dog-friendly cafe? Visit Nenthead in the Durham Dales!
Great walks with dog friendly cafes. Dog walkers are always looking for new places to take their dogs. The best walks offer a good balance of exercise and an interesting environment with plenty of variety.
Great , interesting walk with Dog-friendly Café
Here’s a great walk with a dog friendly cafe that you can enjoy together! When you’re looking for somewhere different to walk the dog, perhaps somewhere a little further than the neighbourhood wood, wouldn’t it be great to know some great walks with Dog Friendly Cafes there too?
It’s always worth checking out our local parks, but quite often the most you will find there is a car park if you are lucky. When you are looking for a great walk, Nenthead is worth considering.
Nenthead to Ashgill Force walk
A great option to try with your dog is the village of Nenthead in the Durham Dales. Perhaps the most well-trodden is the walk from Nenthead to Ashgill Force taking in the lovely small village of Garrigil along the way is about a 4 mile walk.
Ashgill Force- a force of nature waiting to be explored.
Visit the café at the beginning or at the end of your walk.
The cafe can be at either the beginning or the end of your visit. The Café is called The Hive. I have now visited on three occasions as I was so impressed with this wonderful place. The village of Nenthead is as fascinating as its history, to me there is something special about it. Rugged, friendly and remote to a point. It’s a great walk with a dog friendly cafe.
Beautiful Interior of The Hive Café at Nenthead.
Ample free parking in Nenthead
There is plenty of free parking in Nenthead, there is a large car park opposite The Hive and the Parking is free.
Playground with Swings etc for children
Aside from some lovely areas to walk the dog, there are also facilities for children to play safely.
Nenthead Cumbria Final Thoughts
I feel that Nenthead is really a very special place. There is a genuine charm about the place that gently reveals itself to you. Famous in the past for its Lead and Silver mines and now I guess mostly for tourism.
So what kind of tourist could Nenthead appeal to?
I believe the type of tourist Nenthead will appeal to is quite varied because of its location, the roads themselves that lead you there, the history of the place itself, the wonderful Dog friendly café and the surrounding villages and attractions.
Dog walkers and walkers in general will love this place. Photographers and artists will love it too. I have no doubt that cyclists and motorbikers will definitely love riding the roads to get here and then there are the people who are interested in the history of the Durham Dales. Nenthead is also famous for many firsts:
England’s highest village at 1500 ft
Nenthead was the first purpose-built industrial village in England
Nenthead was the first village in the UK to have electric street lighting from excess power generated by the mines
The Reading Room was the first free library in England
And finally I will say, the café is absolutely lovely, the staff are friendly, the food is nice and its reasonably priced. So, depending on where you live or where you already are on holiday, why not consider giving Nenthead a visit?
You can find details of The Hives opening hours here
If you would like to see more examples of our Commercial Work ( The Hive was done for fun, I have no association with them) then you can view my Commercial Work here. ( different website)
If you’re a dog owner and would like beautiful professional portraits of your dog, you can view some of our work here.
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