The Dog Guide 


Being dog owners ourselves, we know how important our furry companions are to the family which is the reason why you have decided to bring your best friend on holiday with you.  


We also know from experience how hard it is to find Pet Friendly pubs and attractions when you are on holiday in a new place.  That's why we have dedicated this webpage to all things doggie to take the stress out of finding out where to go to eat, what to do during the day.


 Our aim it to let you relax and get on with enjoying your holiday & with the help of this essential guide, you know your dog will be a welcome addition to your holiday activities.  


All of our lodges are dog friendly and it is a £25 supplement per dog per stay to bring your pooch with you.

Rocklands Pet Rules
Lets get the rules out of the way first

1.  Pick up the poop. 

Its the golden rule for all dog owners to pick up your dogs poop .  Its respectful for everyone in the park.  You can get rid of it in any of the outside bins.


2.  Keep your dog under control.

All dogs should have fun on holiday but please keep pooches under control in the outside area and away from the children's play park unless on a lead.


3.  No dogs on the furniture, especially the beds.


4. Please Stay Together.

Dogs do pine & bark when missing their owners so we do not allow dogs unattended in the lodges.  This guide will help you plan days out with the whole family

The Buck Inn, Wrelton                     01751 477144
The New Inn, Cropton                      01751 417330
The White Swan                               01751 472288
Bay Horse Inn                                  01751 472526
The Black Swan Inn                        01751 798209
The Fox and Rabbit                         01751 460 213
The White Horse Inn                       01751 417239
Horseshoe Inn, Levisham                01751 460213
Moors Inn, Appleton Le Moors       01751 417435
Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge                   01751 41732
Local Dog Friendly Pubs
All these pubs also sell food
Bedale Wood - A walk straight out of the lodges.    
On the link Rocklands Lodge is next to Crook Farm on the Map
Roman Camp - you can walk to the camp from the lodges 
or drive to the start.  
Hole of Horcum- you'll need to drive to the start but the views
are fantastic
Local Dog Walks
There are many dog walks in the area and we do give our guests a copy of the Wrelton rambler- a guide to walks in each lodge.  
This is a small list of local walks 
Just click on the dog collar to be taken to the website link
A Day Trip to Helmsley
Helmsley is the perfect chocolate box market town with a bustling square filled with specalist gift shops, places to eat & the best ice-cream.  Its such a pretty little town and well worth a visit during your stay.
Duncombe Park & Helmsley Town
A great place to park is the grounds of Duncombe Park which is only £2.  Although dogs are not allowed in the Statley Home itself, they are allowed in the beautiful grounds.  You can walk through the woods next to a stream and across open park land.  There are sheep so you will have to put your dog on a lead at some points through your walk.   If you would like a long walk, you can explore this park and then walk into the town of Helmsley.  At this point you will be in need of refreshment and the cafe's and pubs that are dog frindly in Helmsley are;
The Royal Oak 
The Black Swan
Porters Cafe 
Creme Cafe Shop
Helsmley Castle
Another great place to visit in this pretty town is the remains of Helmsley Castle.  Dogs on leads  are welcome in the grounds. However, they are not allowed inside the buildings. 

You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are picnic tables and benches around site, or you can spread your own rug on the grass (no cafe on site but it is only a short walk to the town cente). 

Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times!  


A Day Trip to Whitby 
A day trip to this famous seaside resort is a must while staying at Rocklands.   You can drive there an enjoy a stop at the Hole of Horcum for a great dog walk.   This is best started at the village of Levisham & you can find a great map at this website
You can also get to Whitby by steam train from Pickering which travels through the wonderful villages & towns such as;

Take advantage of the delightful paddock with picnic benches and plenty of grass for children to let off steam.

During weekends, bank holidays and special events the Weighbridge tea hut is open serving tasty snacks,  hot and cold drinks to visitors, walkers and cyclists.  


Venture along a forest trail to catch a glimpse of the wildlife or is you are feeling energetic, walk just 1.5 miles up the hill to Levisham village,  where you can reward yourself with a drink at the dog friendly Horseshoe Inn or head off into the moorland on another adventure.



The celebrity station became the bewitching Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film and featured as Aidensfield in the beloved ITV programme Heartbeat.  Earlier still, it was used as the setting for Darrowby Station in All Creatures Great and Small.


The charming village of Goathland is just a few minutes walk up the bank from the station, with a great range of shops and pubs.  You can explore the National Park and the surrounding moorland, embark on an energetic country walk to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall, or take the easy path and follow the Rail Trail down the course of the original rope-worked railway to Grosmont. Luckily its’s mostly downhill and there is a pub with a beer garden on the route too.


Once you reach Whitby there is plenty to do.  This wonderful town boasts having the best fish and chips in the UK, so you won’t have far to travel out of the station before your taste buds are tantalised.


Why not climb the 199 steps to St Mary’s Church and the atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey,  or just relax on the town’s sandy beach.  Please note that dogs are not allowed on the South side of the beach and please check the tide times before you walk on the beach. Beaches are unrestricted until 1st May but they are allowed on the East side beach at all times


Some of the many places to eat & drink that are dog friendly in Whitby 


Breckett's Cafe - 9 Skinner Gate 

One of the most dog friendly cafe's ever.  Guests have reported back that thier dogs are not

only welcomed but offered water, treats and in some cases's blankets



Humble pie n mash -  163 Church Street

A family-run restaurant serving up an excellent range of mouth-watering pies, just like Grandma used to make. Comforting but uncostly.



The Black horse pub - 91 Church Street

Set in the heart of Whitby's old town, is a traditional two bar pub offering a fine selection of cask ales, wines and ciders.  These are complimented by a tapas menu and a variety of snuff.  As one of the oldest pubs in Whitby,  The Black Horse has a varied history. A pub since the 16th century, it has also been used as a funeral directors, spirit warehouse, and brothel


Marie Antoinette's Patisserie - 139 Church Street

Let them eat cake!!! Dogs very welcome in this charming cafe. Gravy bones given as treats.



The Grape Vine  -2 Grape Lane

A very welcoming little cafe.