Dog walking at the White Cliffs of Dover

A great place for everyone to get some exercise © Gareth Wiltshire

A great place for everyone to get some exercise

We welcome responsible dog owners at the White Cliffs of Dover. The cliffs make an ideal location to walk with your dog, to make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit please follow the information below.

  • Please keep your dog under close control, this means keeping it in sight at all times and knowing that it will return to you immediately when called. We recommend that you use a lead in and around our car parks and near the unfenced sections of the cliff top.
  • If you are walking with your dog between 1 March and 31 July, your dog should be kept on a short lead in all areas to help protect ground nesting birds.
  • We have ponies grazing at several locations on the cliffs. Although the ponies are not dangerous to dogs, please make sure that dogs are well supervised when around the ponies.
  • Unfortunately we can’t allow dogs (except assistance dogs) in either the visitor centre or Mrs Knotts tea-room. We do have outside seating and a place to tie your dog to at both locations, as well as bowls of drinking water.
  • Please make sure that you clean up after your dog, as dog waste can be very damaging to both the environment and people’s health. We have dog bins onsite so that you can dispose of waste.
  • Please don’t leave your dog in your car - our car park is in full sun and has no shade; dogs can become ill quickly in a car, even on a cloudy day.

Natural England offer some more advice about bringing your dog into the countryside.

If you need more information about visiting us with your dog, please contact us for more information.