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Taking a Dog To The Lake District

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The Lake District has always been on my “to see” list and for many reasons (mostly time and money), it took until just recently to actually get there. We knew that this area is completely dog friendly but having never taken a dog away on a full holiday with us before and having a pretty full on 18-month-old Border terrier we weren’t entirely sure how it would all go… This is our experience of taking a dog to The Lake District.

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