Durham Dales Dog Days BaldHiker Retreat

Durham Dales Dog Days

Join us on a BaldHiker Weekend Retreat that is all about dogs. It’s a social weekend away for you and your pooches with an array of activities for everyone.

I have teamed up with Kathryn of Trailing K9s, one of the UK’s top dog training and mantrailing instructors, to put together a fun packed weekend. Malc and Pete are looking forward to making new friends too. So come along in your motorhome, caravan or tent and join in!


10 -12 May 2024

What’s Included:

Your pitch, along with all activities including:

  • dog training
  • guided dog walks
  • a BBQ on Saturday evening
  • introduction to mantrailing session
  • dog photography workshop


At the wonderful Doe Park Camping Site in the beautiful Teesdale, County Durham. Surrounded by glorious scenery, it’s the perfect setting for all the activities we have planned. 


Evening – Arrive, set up and enjoy a meet and greet for all. 

Morning – A social dog walk within the stunning Teesdale area 
Afternoon – How to Photograph Your Dog workshop with Paul and Kathryn. How to take the best photos of your pooch, plus training them how to sit and pose.
Evening – A social BBQ with food provided.
Sunday: Introduction to Mantrailing with Kathryn. Mantrailing is a super fun activity to do with your dog using their natural ability to follow a scent. See your dog doing new things and create an extra special bond by working together. 

Plus there plenty of opportunities throughout the weekend to ask any questions you may have regarding your dog. 


Prices are all inclusive, covering your camping pitch, food for the BBQ evening, and all activities and workshops.

We have a limited number of electric hookup pitches which are best for caravans and motorhomes.

Please note there is a maximum of 2 dogs per pitch.

Package with electric hookup – £280
Package with standard pitch – £250


Dogs will need to be on a lead when on the campsite.

Due to the number of dogs and people we request that you have third party insurance for your pets.

Special Note Regarding Reactive Dogs: Please note that there will be a lot of dogs and people at this retreat. If your dog would misbehave or bark a lot in this situation then it may not be ideal for them. We are looking to do a different kind of retreat in the future to assist with poorly behaved dogs.

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