Enclosed dog park in Penrith!

A safe, secure dog walking field in Cumbria for private hire.

A safe place for all dogs.

We believe all dogs should have the ability to have a good run round off-lead, exploring and having fun – in a safe environment.

That’s why we’ve built a secure, 2.5 acre enclosed dog walking field with fun agility and play equipment just for dogs.

Based just 15 minutes from Penrith, 20 minutes from Ullswater and 25 minutes from Keswick – we’re the perfect place to bring your dogs for an off-lead walk or play session.

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How to find us

We are located on the road between Ellonby and Blencow (it doesn’t have a name!).

If coming through Skelton, turn left off Ellonby Road when you reach the crossroads at Ellonby, passing a farm on the corner on your left. The entrance to Welly and Tails is around 100 metres further down that road, just past a layby.

We have signs on the entrance – make sure not to turn down the farm track, if you don’t see our sign on the roadside then you’re in the wrong place 🙂

Postcode: CA11 9SH

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Google Maps Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/TRAcic9FSdYZdMt58

What does it cost?

Price is for a 50 minute exclusive booking:

Upto 2 dogs£10.00
Upto 3 dogs£11.00
Upto 4 dogs£12.00
Upto 5 dogs£13.00
Upto 6 dogs£14.00
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Private Hire

When you book our 2.5 acre field, it’s just for your use only (and friends and family if there are a group of you using the field), so you can be confident that no one else will be using the field while you’re in there.

It’s a safe, welcoming space for you and your dogs.

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We’ve installed 6 foot tornado wire fencing all around the paddock to make it extra secure and safe. But please keep your dog on lead until you are inside the 6 ft fenced field as there will be livestock in neighbouring fields.

To keep things running as smoothly as possible, we run on 50 minute slots so there’s no crossover between parties coming and going.

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Who wants to walk round a boring field? We have wooden agility and play equipment – with exciting ramps and tractor tyres to jump through and a sandpit for digging! Just remember to read the rules about safety and agility equipment first.

Come visit!

Book our dog walking field near Penrith

Whether you live nearby in Cumbria or you’re visiting the Lakes on holiday, we’re the perfect place to book in for an hour with your pooches to let off some steam and have a good old run around.

More importantly, we are a safe option for dog owners, perfectly suited for:

  • Owners who have a reactive dog who struggles with walks in busy areas (trust me, I have two of my own like this).
  • Owners who have a friendly dog who needs a space where you can be sure no off-lead dogs will run up and bother them.
  • Owners with a fluffy bundle of energy who finds on-lead walks just aren’t enough!
  • Owners who need somewhere where they can be sure there are no livestock or small furries that can be chased.
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“We just wanted a secure place where our dogs could run free, and we could be sure they would be safe.”


What’s the difference between Welly and Tails and a normal field?

Our field has 6ft fencing all around the perimeter to prevent dogs from escaping. In a normal field, there could be sheep and cattle (and you can be fined if your dog chases livestock). Plus you get access to all our wonderful equipment, for your own use – what could be better?

How many dogs can I bring?

In one booking, you can book for a maximum of eight dogs (if you’re a group who wants to book the field for more dogs then please get in touch on email hello@wellyandtails.co.uk or send a message on Facebook).

There’s a maximum of four dogs per adult so that you can keep an eye on your dogs and ensure all poo is picked up.

Do you have dog poo bins?

Yes, of course! We have poo bins onsite for you to put all dog waste in (but no other waste). If people are found to be not picking up their dog’s waste then we will have to suspend them from using our facilities. Please think about other users and help to keep it as clean as possible.

Can I book the field with my family and friends?

Yes of course – just book for the correct amount of dogs on the booking form.

If children are attending, remember that the equipment is strictly for dogs’ use only.

I’m a professional dog walker, can I book the field?

Yes – but you need to contact us at hello@wellyandtails.co.uk to book as we have to go through some specific rules and guidance for professionals using the field. All dog walkers need to have their own insurance in place to cover their own activities.

I’m a dog trainer, can I book the field for dog training with clients?

Yes, please get in touch via Facebook or at hello@wellyandtails.co.uk to discuss this. All dog trainers need to have their own insurance in place to cover their activities with clients.

Is there car parking available?

Yes, we have car parking for around 5 cars just outside the dog paddock. Please keep your dog in the car until your session time starts so that the previous hirers can leave the paddock safely. We also have a special gated area that you can drive into to let your dogs straight out – however, this isn’t 6ft fenced so please keep your dogs under control until you get into the dog park.

What happens if it’s raining?

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance so please check the weather if you’re concerned about coming in the rain….. However, we are in a very rainy part of the world here! 🙂 Please check the full Rules section for more info.

How do I book the dog park?

Everyone has to book in advance before coming to the park (please don’t turn up if you don’t have a booking). You can book online here – then you will be emailed the code for the gate. When you get to the park, you can unlock the gate using your code.

Why is the booking for 50 minutes?

The 50 minutes is so that dog owners and dogs don’t overlap with each other. We ask everyone to have their dogs back in their car by the end of their 50 minute session so there’s ample time for the next person to arrive without having to pass each other. For example, if you book a slot at 2:00pm, you should leave the park at 2:50pm promptly so your dog is back safely in your car ready for the next person’s session to start at 3:00pm with no crossover.

Please also don’t get your dogs out of your car until the previous owners’ dogs are put away in their car as some owners will have reactive dogs that can’t cope with a dog walking around the car park.

What about if my dog is super friendly?

If you decide you’d like some company for your friendly pooch, we often hold group social sessions where you can book in to come to one of our play sessions. Follow us on Facebook to see any sessions we have planned.

We’re also going to run some half day / day workshops with trainers in the dog park – stay tuned…