Dog walking

Plenty of dog friendly walks here

Plenty of dog friendly walks here

Important information for dog owners

We welcome well behaved dogs at Ashridge, but we do ask that you:

  • Keep your dog in sight and under control at all times
  • Follow our dog mess policy below
  • Stay on the footpaths
  • If you lose your dog, report it to the visitor centre
  • Make sure that your dog is microchipped or your phone number is on it's tag

Dog mess

The Ashridge Estate covers 5000 acres, which is a lot to keep tidy. We ask dog owners to help us by using a stick to flick dog mess off the paths. If you bag mess please take it home with you.

New in 2014

Following requests from our visitors we have recently installed four dog waste bins near the visitor centre. In a year these bins will cost the same as looking after half of our ancient trees. This is a considerable cost to the estate and may be reviewed in future. If you would like to support our work please consider making a donation at the visitor centre or joining the National Trust during you visit.

Dogs and deer

Please keep you dog under control and on a lead if deer are nearby. Please also read this link about deer management as it explains seasonal instructions to keep dogs on leads at all times.