Skelghyll Woods and Jenkin Crag

Welcome to Skelghyll Woods and Jenkin Crag, two stunning areas located in the UK’s heart of the Lake District.

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Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-time visitor, you and your furry friend will surely enjoy these lovely woods’ beauty and challenge.

Here’s your guide to some of the best dog-friendly fell walks in the area.

  1. Skelghyll Woods Loop: This 3-mile loop is an excellent option for those who want a relatively easy and relaxing walk with their dog.

    The path is well-marked and takes you through lush green forests, small streams, and a beautiful waterfall.

    There are plenty of opportunities for your dog to play in the water and explore the undergrowth.

  2. Jenkin Crag Hike: This 4-mile hike takes you up to the top of Jenkin Crag, one of the highest points in the area.

    The views from the top are breathtaking, and your dog will love the chance to run and play on the open fells.

    The path is steep in places, so it’s essential to know your dog’s fitness levels.

  3. The Old Coffin Road: This 6-mile hike takes you along an old coffin road used to transport bodies from the remote valleys to the main towns.

    The path is mostly flat, making it an easy walk for dogs of all ages and abilities.

    Along the way, you’ll pass by several beautiful waterfalls and charming villages, giving your dog plenty of opportunities to explore and play.

  4. The Ullswater Way: This 8-mile hike takes you around the beautiful Ullswater Lake and is an excellent option for those who want a longer, more strenuous walk.

    The path is well-marked and takes you along the lake shore, through quiet forests, and over rolling hills.

    Your dog will love the chance to run and play in the open spaces, and the views of the lake and surrounding mountains are truly stunning.

Regardless of which walk you choose, it’s essential to keep your dog on a lead in these areas, as there are livestock and wildlife that may be disturbed by your pet.

It’s also necessary to bring plenty of water for you and your dog and snacks to keep you both fueled throughout the day.

We hope this guide helps you and your furry friend enjoy the beautiful Skelghyll Woods and Jenkin Crag. Happy hiking!

Estimated Total Time: 1-2 hours

Ideal for: Dog (on a leash for certain sections), Children aged four and Above, and Infants and Toddlers in Carriers.

This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, dog friendly fell walk for Skelghyll Woods and Jenkin Crag

Remember to respect the environment and always put safety first. Happy hiking!

Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.