Dogs

Dogs can explore everywhere they please, even our tearoom © NT

Dogs can explore everywhere they please, even our tearoom

A WOOF guide to Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath is an important nature reserve and is very popular with dogs and their families. The information below will help you understand how to make the most of your visits with us at the Heath. Dogs are welcome throughout Dunwich Heath and we even let you bring them inside our tearoom for a earned rest and a cool drink of water.

What do I need to look out for?

Dogs are welcome at the Heath © NT

Dogs are welcome at the Heath

Dunwich Heath is home to ticks, so make sure you check over your pets when you get home. Our team on-site have tick remover kits, so let us know if you need one. Adders are also on the heath. If your dog gets bitten it may hurt, but it isn't fatal - however it is best to go to a vet ASAP. We can help if your vet is too far away.

Where can I go?

Please keep your dog in sight and under control at all times. Even though your dog may be trained and well behaved, they can still be tempted to chase some of the birds and animals. 

What if I get lost?

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Your dog should always have a collar on and preferably be microchipped. Contact a member of the team as soon as possible and they will help re-unite you.

Lead guidelines

At certain times during the year, dogs must be kept on leads. Our signs will let you know where, but this is because of special birds who nest on the ground. Your dog can be let off the lead on the beach all year round.

Where can I drink and get rid of waste?

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Please clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in the dog bins by the heath barn or beach path. If your dog gets thirsty, we have water bowls inside and outside the tearoom, by the heath barn and near the toilet blocks.

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