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As a pet owner, it’s always important that you can find the perfect holiday destination for you and your four-legged friends. However, finding places that are pet friendly isn’t always easy. Whether you want to find a walk or a café to relax in after a long day, it can be hard work.

Our blog this week at Hanley Caravans looks into pet friendly places in Lancashire, giving you an ideal guide to the local area.

Exploring the Outdoors

One of the best things about being a pet owner is having more of an excuse to enjoy the outdoors! Dogs always need lots of walking and nothing will change when you’re on holiday. If anything, you’ve got more time to make the most of the walks.

There are plenty of scenic strolls to enjoy across Lancashire, giving you and your four-legged pals a workout. Below are some great places to consider:

The Lune Valley, Caton

A short distance outside of Lancaster is the Lune Valley, an area full of places to explore. You can park at Crook O’Lune Picnic Site in Caton and walk alongside the banks of the River Lune.

Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton-Cleveleys

Set on the banks of the River Wyre, this area has plenty of paths to wander down. There are also picnic sites as well as a small café on site.

Warton Cragg, Carnforth

Here there are both on lead and off lead areas to enjoy. There are stunning views over Morecambe Bay, making it one not to miss.

Nicky Nook, Scorton

If hilly walks are for you, then the Nicky Nook at Scorton near Preston is perfect. This is a circular walk which is around 6 km long. There is also a 200 m ascent.

As always, make sure that you keep your dog on a lead (unless a location says otherwise) and pick up after them. Also, if you are walking near cattle then make sure you stay on the public walkway and keep the dog on a lead for safety.

Enjoying a Bite to Eat

After a long day walking with your pets, it’s obvious that you’ll want to sit down and grab something to eat or drink. Luckily, there are several places around our static caravan sites for you to enjoy! Wherever you are you’ll be spoilt for choice.

For those visiting Morecambe or Lancaster, places to consider are The Station Hotel in Caton, Longlands Inn & Restaurant near Carnforth, and The Mill at Conder Green near Lancaster. Others to add to your list include The Top Lock in Chorley and The Farmers Arms in Great Eccleston.

You can find a full list of dog friendly food and drink places in Lancashire on the Visit Lancashire website.

Running Down the Beach

A lot of dogs love to stretch their paws along a beach. Luckily, Lancashire has some options for you to choose from. Half Moon Bay in Heysham is a stunning location, tucked away alongside the Morecambe Bay coastline. You can explore a few things here including the remains of St Patricks ancient chapel as well as the sandy beach.

There are other beaches at Bolton-Le-Sands and Hest Bank which are perfect for dogs that love the coast. On top of this, you can also walk dogs along Pilling Sands and Bispham beach all year round. Access is restricted for pets at Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Morecambe North, St Annes North, as well as Lytham St Annes. Although, you can still walk them here apart from between May and September.

About Our Parks

At Hanley Caravans we have 3 beautiful sites in Lancashire. Both Summerville and The Bungalow are in the seaside town of Morecambe, offering the perfect place to explore. Our other site Hurst-Lea is located in the Fylde countryside and is a short drive from Blackpool, Garstang and Preston.

If you would like to find out more about the static caravans more sale in Lancashire, please visit our Lancashire website.