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The Dog Guide 


Welcome to our Dog-Friendly Holiday Lodge!

We understand the significance of our four-legged friends in the family, which is why we wholeheartedly welcome you and your furry companion to join us on your holiday.

As fellow dog owners, we recognize the challenges of finding pet-friendly pubs and attractions when exploring a new place during your vacation. That's precisely why we have dedicated this webpage to all things dog-related, to alleviate the stress of locating suitable places to eat and enjoy activities throughout the day.

Our primary goal is to ensure your relaxation and enjoyment throughout your holiday. With the assistance of this comprehensive guide, you can rest assured that your dog will be warmly welcomed and included in your holiday activities.

We are delighted to inform you that all our lodges are dog-friendly. To cover the additional cleaning and maintenance costs associated with accommodating your beloved pooch, there is a nominal £25 supplement per dog per stay.

We eagerly await your arrival and look forward to providing you and your furry friend with a memorable and enjoyable holiday experience.

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

1.  Pick up the poop. 
It is essential for all dog owners to pick up their dog's waste. This is a respectful practice that ensures cleanliness for everyone in the park. Please dispose of the waste in the designated outdoor bins provided.
2.  Keep your dog under control.
While we want all dogs to have a great time during their holiday, it is important to keep them under control in the outdoor areas. Please ensure that your pooches are away from the children's play park unless they are on a leash.

3. Please Stay Together.
Dogs may experience separation anxiety and may exhibit behaviors such as pining and barking when their owners are not present. Therefore, we do not permit dogs to be left unattended in the lodges. We encourage you to plan your days out with the whole family, including your furry companions.

How Many Dogs Can I Bring on Holiday

Limit of Dogs: The number of dogs allowed in each lodge varies based on its size and layout. Please adhere to the following restrictions:

Semi-detached Studio Lodge:

A maximum of three small dogs, OR two medium-sized dogs, OR one large dog is permitted.

Semi-detached One-Bedroom Lodges:

A maximum of three small dogs,  OR two medium-sized dogs, OR one large dog is allowed.

 Junior Suite 
A maximum of three small dogs,  OR
two medium-sized dogs, OR one large dog is allowed.

Two-Bedroom Lodges:

You may bring up to four small dogs OR three medium-sized dogs, OR two large dogs.

Size Classification:

Small Dogs: This category includes miniature poodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Dachshunds, and West Highland Terriers and similar small breeds.

Medium-sized Dogs: This category includes Labradors, Spaniels, Border Collies, and similar breeds.

Large Dogs: This category includes Afghan Hounds, Great Danes, Boxers, and other large breeds.

Size Limitations: The restrictions on the number of dogs are in place due to the size limitations of the lodges. Please ensure that the dogs you bring comply with the size limitations mentioned for each lodge type.

Prior Notice: We kindly request that you inform us in advance about the number and size of dogs you intend to bring. This helps us ensure that we allocate the appropriate lodge for your stay.

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 417320
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.





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