Pots & Pans Cottage is a dog-friendly cottage, and well-behaved dogs are very welcome to stay, the cottage is perfectly located to access plenty of dog walking opportunities around Uppermill and Saddleworth.
With miles of moorland and a plethora of pathways upon which to perambulate, Saddleworth is the perfect place to bring your dogs on holiday.
Please be aware that it is now the Lambing season in Saddleworth, so if you are out and about with your dog in the fields around Saddleworth please make sure to keep your dogs on a lead and take extra care when using public footpaths across farmland.
Even if your dog is normally calm and obedient they should not be allowed to run loose around livestock. Every year sheep are killed, injured and miscarry after being chased or attacked by normally placid dogs.
Dogs are an integral part of life in Saddleworth and many pubs and cafés in the area welcome dogs.
Two fabulous local pubs that are in easy walking distance of the cottage and that welcome dogs are the Cross Keys and the Church Inn, they have lovely outdoor seating areas with fabulous views. The White Inn at Lydgate (pictured below) is also dog-friendly, it’s a little further away (1-hour walk, or 10 minutes drive) but it is a great pub and worth a visit.
Two lovely local cafes that welcome dogs are the Limekiln Cafe on the canal in Uppermill and Grandpa Greene’s Ice Cream Parlour on the canal in Diggle. Grandpa Greene’s have two large dog-friendly terraces which are fully heated & covered; they even have a dog menu!
If you are out and about in Saddleworth with your dog, please keep them on a lead, especially if you are taking public footpaths across farmland where sheep are present. You will see plenty of sheep in the hills up above the cottage and at Dovestones Reservoir.
There are two pet shops in Uppermill:
Pet Pals is at 111 High street, Uppermill near Shalimar. (01457 877677) Open: 10.30am – 4.30pm (closed Tues).
Village Pets is at 4 Court Street, Uppermill, near the Co-op. (01457 872612) Open: 8.30am – 5.30pm (10.30am – 4.00pm Sundays).
The local Vet is Ian McConnell Veterinary Practice at 5 Saddleworth House, Tame Street, Uppermill, 01457 870405. Open: 8am – 7pm Monday – Friday, 8am – 1pm Saturday and 10am – 11pm Sunday.
Below are some links to interesting walks that are not too challenging, and are perfect to take dogs exploring around Uppermill and the surrounding area.
Visit Oldham has a handy map of a circular route of the Uppermill Trail that takes in many of the interesting sites in the village.
Walking Britain has a moderately challenging but very rewarding 4.5-mile walk that takes you up to Pots and Pans.
Walkies has an easy 4.5-mile walk that takes you around the old Roman area of Castleshaw.
Visit Oldham has a map and some information on walking around Dovestones Reservoir in Greenfield. It is an easy walk of about 2.6-miles in breathtaking surroundings.
If you are interested in staying at Pots & Pans Cottage and bringing your dog on holiday with you, then click on our booking page to view the prices and availability of Pots & Pans Cottage and make a booking.
To find out more information about the cottage visit the about the cottage page.