Boasting one of the North West's great gardens, you'll find plenty of horticultural inspiration among the rose gardens and winter garden. While furry friends are not permitted in the formal gardens, you can take them on a lead to the ancient deer garden or exercise their legs at the North Park.
Explore the ancient woods of the Styal estate that act as a backdrop to the famous cotton mill built in 1784. With nearly 400 acres of woodland and pasture to roam, there's plenty of opportunity to work up an appetite with your canine friend.
Williamson Park http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/williamson-park/ Wyresdale Road, Lancaster (map) @williamsonpark
With a woodland walk and 54 acres of parkland to explore, Williamson Park in Lancaster is a fun day out for you and your dog. Make sure you walk up to the Ashton Memorial. From there you can enjoy the breathtaking views which stretch as far as the coast on a clear day.
The Stags Head http://www.stagshead-goosnargh.co.uk/ Goosnargh (map) Price: £ Cheap
Dog-friendly and full of charm, put your feet up at this pub located in the quaint village of Goosnargh. With an extensive menu of dishes created using local produce, open fire and large outdoor garden, relax while you soak up the atmosphere.
Enjoy a stroll with your dog along the Leeds and Liverpool canal before settling down for lunch at this Victorian canal-side inn. Serving Lancashire pub grub in a friendly atmosphere, enjoy your meal with your dog by your side.
While dogs are not allowed inside this historic house, you can visit the grounds with your four-legged friend. There's a covered courtyard with doggy water bowls near the tea room and well-behaved mutts are allowed in the tea room.
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