Wastwater & Low Wood

Wastewater and Low Wood is a beautiful and serene part of the Lake District and an excellent destination for dog owners.

Wastwater 152View of south end of Wastwater

With its tranquil surroundings and breathtaking views, this walk is perfect for those who want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and spend quality time with their furry friends.

Getting There:

Wastewater is located in the Western part of the Lake District and can be reached by car or public transportation.

From the Wastwater car park, follow the signs for the Low Wood trailhead.

Trail Description:

The walk from Wastewater to Low Wood is a moderate hike with some steep sections.

However, the trail is well-defined and easy to navigate, and the views along the way are breathtaking.

As you make your way along the trail, you’ll pass through woodland and meadows, with views of the surrounding mountains and the Wastwater lake.

Your dog will love exploring the diverse terrain, and the clear streams along the way provide an excellent spot for a drink of water.

Low Wood is a charming village with plenty of opportunities for a bite to eat or a drink, and the nearby river provides an excellent spot for a picnic or a swim.


  • Be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog and snacks to keep your energy levels up.

  • The trail can be steep in places, so be sure to bring appropriate footwear.

  • Keep your dog on a leash to ensure their safety and the safety of wildlife in the area.

  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather, as the Lake District is known for its changeable conditions.

  • Don’t forget to pack a picnic or lunch to enjoy by the river!

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-time visitor, the walk from Wastewater to Low Wood is a must-do for dog owners in the Lake District.

With its stunning views, charming destination, and easy-to-navigate path, this walk will surely provide a memorable experience for you and your furry friend.

Estimated Total Time: 1-2 hours

Ideal for: Dogs, Older Children, Younger Children, Infants and Toddlers in Carriers, All-Terrain Strollers with Two Adults (a brief section with steps will necessitate carrying).

This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, dog friendly fell walk for Wastwater & Low Wood

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.