Dog mushing on the east coast? Yes, you can – and there’s no snow needed thanks to purpose-built scooters that are pulled by teams of huskies around a trekking course with exciting down-hills.
Pesky Husky, situated between Scarborough and Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is a unique experience for any visitor.
The family-run business is home to no less than 30 huskies, a third of which have been rescued from unsuitable homes.
Husky trekking experiences allow visitors the opportunity to drive their own team of dogs on a two-wheeled scooter around the purpose-built trail.
Trekking gives visitors the opportunity to see this amazing breed in action, and is ideal for those searching for an adrenaline rush – throw in some snow and you could be in the Arctic Circle rather than on the Yorkshire Moors.
Trekking sessions last between 90 minutes and 2.5 hours and include a full kennel visit to meet and learn about the company’s 30 sled dogs, full training and safety equipment, along with the trekking experience, and lots of time to get to know the dogs.
Visitors can also enjoy hiking across the moors with one of the dogs or just go along and learn about the breed with a kennel visit. No snow needed – but you do need to book in advance.
What our editor says:
What a fabulous, exhilarating day out on the East Coast.
There’s no doubt that Pesky Husky has what the Americans would call a ‘mom-and-pop’ feel to it. This is no glossy operation but a real labour of love.
You can tell the dogs are incredibly well looked after by their shear bounding enthusiasm for the task – and that enthusiasm can’t help but rub off on you as you zoom around the purpose-built course pulled by the incredible team.
Dog lovers will adore Pesky Husky, but if you’ve ever wanted to spend some time in the frozen north and can’t find the time or money to go, this is a great alternative option.
Make sure to dress up warm. Pesky Husky is in quite an exposed position on the moors and when those dogs pick up speed, it can be quite nippy.