I thought I would tell you about our recent mini holiday in the Peak District, because it is just fab for those older dogs amongst you who like to walk but perhaps can’t do so for long distances, prefer to stick to easy paths, or like me, require a stroller for rests. I went with my brothers, Gizmo & Indie and they loved the trip as much as our humans!
We all stayed in a very spacious cottage called Paddock House Farm in Alstonefield, just outside Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
The idea was to do a lot of walking and explore the beautiful countryside each day, before settling down in front of a cosy, open fire begging for some of mum and dad’s toasted tea cakes!
We decided to walk along parts of the High Peak & Tissington Trails which is great because mum and dad were able to push my stroller along the paths. It is primarily a cycle track and so it was easy to steer my stroller, and whenever I got tired I just jumped in and continued the walk. This didn’t happen too often, however, as I was so excited seeing all those sheep and cows grazing nearby that I completely forgot about using my stroller!
The High Peak Trail
There were lots of dog friendly pubs to visit along the route and we were made very welcome at the:-
All the pubs supplied water and bowls, had open log fires, and the staff made a great fuss of me in my stroller despite never having seen on before!
We all had a great time although it was difficult to pick up the Derbyshire doggie accent but we all made friends which was fun!
So for all you senior doggies out there – get your human to buy you a stroller and find a suitable walk like the High Peak or Tissington Trails. You don’t have to stay at home – be active and enjoy life to the full!