The Engine Room Cottage is a beautifully converted fire station building in the historic village of Sledmere. Bill loved his visit and you will too, as it sleeps 6 people, and one well-behaved dog (not sure if Bill qualifies!) and is on the doorstep of a great many of our lovely walks in the Wolds. You can even just nip over the road to visit Sledmere House to have a walk around their grounds and finish with tea and cake on the cafe terrace. Click the image to link to their website and to book.
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - 5% discount
Seaways of Fridaythorpe is a fantastic location, whether you want to pop in for some refreshments after one of our walks in the Wolds, or stay longer in one of their fabulous glamping pods or cottage. They are a family-run business located very close to our favourite walks from Fridaythorpe, Thixendale and many others, which makes them a perfect spot for exploring the local area, including the scenic landscapes and beautiful beaches on the East Coast nearby. Click the image to link to their website
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - Free hot drink & dogs go free when booking accommodation - saving £20 (contact Mike for details)
The Blue Whippet supply a fantastic range of dog gifts, treats and accessories in their online store or at one of their pop-up shops. They also make special birthday cakes or muffins for your best dog on their big day. They work in partnership with other small businesses in the area to bring you exclusive services such as testing for skin sensitivity, as well as events with Soap from the Heart, creating paw-print gifts, & enrichment toys from Tug and Snuffle. Click the image to link to their website
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - Free personalised bandana with a deluxe cake & 15% off the skin sensitivity testing service
Wolds Way Cottages at Low Hunsley are beautifully converted from grain stores at the farm. There are 7 spacious cottages and apartments that sleep from between 2 and 6 people plus up to two well-behaved dogs in each and some even have their own hot tub. The cottages are located 7-miles from Beverley and close to many of our walks; in fact our Drewton Dale route can be reached right from the doorstep. Click the image for website & to book.
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - all dogs stay for free (charge usually applies)
This delightful dog-friendly Grade II listed character cottage is situated in the stunning Great Wold Valley, by the Gypsey Race stream in the pretty village of West Lutton. It sleeps five people and has three bedrooms: a king-size, a double and a single, plus a bathroom with whirlpool bath. Ideal for dogs on their holidays, it has an enclosed rear garden and the footpath to Kirby Grindalythe and Sledmere is just across the road. It is also only 25 minutes to some fantastic dog-friendly beaches. Click the image for website & to book.
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - 5% discount
Muddy Paws are an extremely highly-regarded dog walking business, so we are thrilled to have them on board as a Bill Loves Partner. Specialising in socialising your dogs on walks in the Wolds with their own dogs Harvey & Milo, your canine pals will love their time spent with the Muddy Paws team. The team also offers home visits whilst you are out, in and around the Pocklington area, so you can rest easy that your pets are being well cared for even when you are not around. Click the image to find out more
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - First walk for free
With a fabulous range of cosy dog blankets, beds and snuggle sacks for dogs of all shapes and sizes, Pooch and Potter are your one-stop-shop for everything you need for creating a warm and comfortable bed after a walk in the Wolds. The range was created especially for Pooch and Potter's Border Terriers and a visiting Miniature Dachshund and has gone from strength to strength; now including custom-made items for smaller pets including guinea pigs! Click to image for more
Bill & Mrs M Club Members-10% off items over £30
If you are looking for luxury at-home dog boarding then look no further than Eastfield Dog Boarding in Nafferton, Driffield, which offers home comforts for all your best dog pals. Plus, your dogs can be sure of lots of fun and frolics walking in the Wolds during their stay, as they have their own 2 acre paddock as well as access to a public footpath directly from their land. Eastfield also offer day-boarding for short stays whilst you are at work or just don't want to leave your dog home-alone
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - free 1/2 day, day-boarding taster session
You will find Hobson's Jewellers and Engravers next door to Rachel's Walnut Cottage Tea Rooms in Huggate - mainly because they are husband and wife. This means that you can get a shiny new dog tag or have your watch fixed or watch strap mended while you enjoy a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. After which you can head off for one of the lovely walks around Horse Dale or one of the other great routes around Huggate. Pocklington Lane, Huggate, York, YO42 1YJ
Bill & Mrs M. Club Members - 20% Discount
Bramble & Co are a Yorkshire based, small company that specialise in fabulous dog-walk wear with functionality and style as their top priorities. Bill has been loving his comfy harness, as they are designed with intrepid dogs in mind, plus they come with matching leads and collars for all of your outdoor adventures. I am also loving my dog walking bag to carry all our essentials, and the fact that I can easily wash everything after a muddy ramble and it comes out good as new!
Bill & Mrs M. Club Members - 10% Discount
These handmade, bespoke dog biscuit gifts baked in Beverley, are amazing. They are personalised for each dog and come in a variety of box sizes from a small favour bag, to birthday boxes and thank you gift treats. Each sale comes with a donation to a charity. What's more is that they have made Bill an extra special biscuit which is included in every welcome pack in the Bill & Mrs M Club. Orders are now being taken for 2024.
Bill & Mrs M. Club Members - £1 off large box / 50p off small box
Wold Escapes is the perfect place for a relaxing stay in the Yorkshire Wolds, over-looking peaceful countryside and close to many of our walks. You can stay with up to 2 dogs in one of their luxury eco-cabins, each equipped with their own hot tub, plus while you are there, explore an exclusive Bill & Mrs M walk available only to guests through the chalk fields to see herons, kingfishers and water voles. (Click image for more information)
Highfield Farm, Southburn Rd, Driffield, YO25 9AF
Bill & Mrs M. Club Members - 5% Discount
Everything at Rachel's tea shop is homemade each day using only locally sourced ingredients. From tiffin to gluten-free lemon drizzel cake to cheese scones, this lovely tea shop will have you coming back every time you do one of our walks from Huggate. Dogs can accompany you in the garden areas, but COMING SOON will be a new dog-friendly conservatory in which to enjoy your tea & cake! (Click image for more information)
Pocklington Lane, Huggate, York, YO42 1YJ
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - free latte
These coat friendly products are made in small batches in Yorkshire and are fantastic to use when Bill has got particularly muddy (which is often). Plus, as they use only dog-friendly esssential oils they are great for his itchy skin. Try their shampoo bars, coat mists and balms - you can even pick them up at The Mile - another one of the things that Bill Loves. (click image for more information and to go to their online shop)
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - 10% discount
Whether popping in for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast or just a cup of tea and cake, if you want to find something special in the new craft and gift Emporium, or even for when you want to pitch up in your campervan, the dog-friendly Mile has it all, including some fab events to try something new. Plus there’s some great walks right on its doorstep (click image for more information)
The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 1TW
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - free hot drink
The fabulous dog-friendly Highfield House stands on the edge of the market town of Driffield and close to many of our walks. Set grounds of 8 acres, it also provides comfy dog beds, dog treats on arrival, dog- friendly dining in their Think Pink Parlour and Upper Terrace and, if you want a lay-in, professional dog walkers - what more could you and your dog ask for?! (click image for website)
Windmill Hill, Driffield, YO25 5YP
Four beautifully appointed dog-friendly cottages located in historic Garton on the Wolds and within an easy striking distance of many of our walks. Perfect for a short-break or a longer holiday with your canine friends throughout the year - whenever you feel the need for some fresh Wold's air and stunning scenery. (click image for web site)
Pump Lane, Garton on the Wolds, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 3ES
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - 5% discount
Ideally located in the grounds of a working farm, this off-grid campsite is within a short walking (or driving) distance of some of our walks in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. There's even a dog friendly cafe (on leads), solar USB charging point, cycle repair station, book swap and woodland play area. (click image for web site)
Field House Farm, Tibthorpe, Driffield, YO25 9JZ
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - 10% off drinks
This great dog friendly (on leads) pub in the heart of Millington serves home cooked food and hand-pulled beers, all within a lovely warm and cosy setting. There's even a beer garden to enjoy on those hot summer days after finishing one of our walks in the Yorkshire Wolds. (click image for web site) The Gait Inn, Millington, York YO42 1TX
Bill & Mrs M Club Members - Free drink
Bill loves frolicking about on the Westwood and it's an excellent place to meet other canine friends! Visitors can park for up to 4-hours off the road next to the common land and then head off to enjoy the wide open spaces and fascinating history of the land. Cows do still graze openly in the area so be mindful. (click image for more information)
York Road, Beverley, HU17 8RG
Fraisthorpe Beach is a gorgeous wide stretch of sand on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds that goes on for miles and so is a fantastic dog friendly place for a run and a romp in the waves. There is even a cafe - The Calf Shed - at the car park (parking fee). Just check the tides before you travel! (click image for directions) Fraisthorpe, Bridlington YO15 3QU
Bill and I now have our very own blog page on the Visit East Yorkshire website, where you can read about all of our adventures and much more - whether that's dog-friendly walks in the Wolds, enjoying beach runs, exploring woodlands, sniffing out natural wonders or historical gardens, East Yorkshire has it all for visits, short staycations or long breaks for you and your canine friends.
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All of our Bill Loves Partners own a dog-friendly business and are based in Yorkshire (ideally the Wolds where accommodation and cafes, pubs and teashops are concerned). We love working with all of them to mutually promote each other and share our stories for the benefit of our walkers and their canine friends.
We feature our relevant Bill Loves Partners here on our Bill Loves page, with a short description of the business and a photograph, linking directly to their web site. In addition, we promote one Bill Loves partner each week via a blog on our web site (which goes to all of our subscribers) and dedicate posts to them on our Walking the Wolds Facebook page. We also mention our Partners in our newsfeed and share their own relevant posts throughout the week, and follow them.
If the Partner is a cafe, shop, or accommodation provider we also design and add specific walks to our website that start and end at their establishments (if at all possible), as well as planning our Membership special events around their locations. Bill and I love it when our Partners come on our planning walks with us - a walking meeting is always the best way to create exciting ideas.
In return we ask that partners display and distribute our business cards with QR links to our website and Facebook page, and display our posters (A4 or A3) in their establishments or if they are attending fairs or markets.
We also ask that they share and like our social media posts on Facebook and / or Instagram, and, of course, follow us on both.
In addition, ask that our partners provide an offer or discount as part of our Bill and Mrs M. Members club so that all of our Members can benefit from our partnership. These are offers that are only available to our paying subscribers and can change / be added to every few months. Plus, it is really great if Partners can feature in one or more of our Members events by providing a venue, refreshments or even a helping hand on the walk.
We will often contact new Partners when they have interacted with us on social media to ask if they would like to come on board with us. If, however, you like the idea of working with us for mutual benefit and have a dog-friendly business that could enhance our walks in the Wolds for others, then please contact us via email below or on Facebook via Messenger.