Dog Friendly Hungate

Here you will find a selection of Dog Friendly Days Out – from beaches and walks, to attractions and pubs – all welcoming your four legged family member. (Click on the name of each attraction/beach/restaurant for more information.)


Ryedale Folk Museum – dog friendly open air local history museum

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – dogs are welcome on all trains except dining trains. Ticket required.

Castle Howard – dogs welcome in the grounds

Yorkshire Arboretum – dogs welcome on footpaths

Riveaulx Abbey – dogs on leads welcome in ruins and cafe, and also at Riveaulx Terrace.

Nunnington Hall   – dogs welcome in the grounds

Helmsley Castle – dogs welcome in the grounds

Eden Camp – well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this modern history museum

Duncombe Park – a great selection of marked footpaths in peaceful grounds and parkland. Small £1 admission to the grounds, not including house and gardens.

Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve – dogs welcome on footpaths around the reserve


Beaches – dogs are permitted year round

Cayton Bay – surfer and windsurfer spot, a large sweeping bay 3 miles south of Scarborough

Hayburn Wyke Beach – north of Scarborough, rocky beach just off the Cleveland Way coastal path, great for fossil hunting.

Boggle Hole – just off the Cleveland Way coastal path, this hidden spot is a real gem – a hidden cove with unspoiled views.  At low tide you can walk to Robin Hoods Bay.

Robin Hoods Bay – great dog friendly beach, check the tides in advance as the beach disappears at high tide!

Reighton  – great for walking at low tide, and near to Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve and a lovely cliff top walk

Runswick Bay – north of Whitby, a beautiful expanse of beach and stunning nearby clifftop walks along the Cleveland Way.

Saltburn – Victorian seaside town – something for everyone here, including the four legged family member!  Cafes, fish and chips, dog friendly beach great for walking.

Staithes – a pretty fishing village, with a small sandy beach.

Local Dog Walks from Hungate’s doorstep

Fields at Mill Lane Walk – approx 15 – 30 mins depending on how far you wish to walk.  Walk takes you along a footpath which borders Pickering Beck. Sheep graze year round – dogs must be kept on leads.

Fields at Mill Lane

Turn left at the bottom of our drive and walk to the end of Recreation Road. Turn right before the main road (A169) on to Mill Lane. Follow the road keeping the recreation ground on your right. After passing the Recreation Club you will see a 5 bar gate with a stile on your left with a footpath sign and dog bin.  This footpath takes you into grazing fields which border Pickering Beck.  From here you can walk along following the path through another gate and over another stile into different fields.  Turn around and return along the same path to get back to Hungate.

Mill Lane Walk – approx 20 mins, follows a quiet lane out into the surrounding countryside south and west of Hungate and back into the centre of Pickering

Turn left at the bottom of our drive and walk to the end of Recreation Road. Turn right before the main road (A169) on to Mill Lane. Follow the road keeping the recreation ground on your right and continue for 3/4 mile until you reach a junction. At the junction turn right and follow the road over the bridge for about 1/4 mile until you reach Vivas Lane on your right. Turn on to Vivas Lane. This road then takes you right into the middle of Pickering and comes out at Lidl. Turn right again to follow Hungate back to our black gate.

Whitby Road Walk – 30 – 40 minutes, a circular walk through Pickering and up into the woods behind Pickering Castle.  

Footpath near Woodlands Park

Turn left at the bottom of the drive and walk to the end of Recreation Road. Turn left at the end on to the A169 (Malton Road) At the round about go straight on up Hatcase Lane which leads into Whitby Road. Walk up Whitby road for about 3/4 mile until you come to the last houses at Woodlands Park and a fantastic children’s adventure playground on your left.  Keeping the playground on your right, follow the path towards the woods. Keep left. The path leads into the Castle Woods (bordering Pickering Castle). Follow the path through the woods until you pass the castle on your left. Go through the gate, cross road and follow the path down into Pickering. This path brings you out at the NYMR Station.

Pubs where your dog is welcome (in the bar area or garden)


Thornton le Dale

The New Inn, Cropton

The Middleton Arms, Middleton

Horseshoe Inn, Levisham

Fox and Rabbit, Lockton

Fox and Hounds, Sinnington

The Crown, Hutton le Hole