Dogs at Gibside

Dog on a lead
Dog on a lead National Trust / John Millar

Gibside is a paw-fect place for walking your dog, with 15 miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll about in.

Dogs welcome at Gibside

Whether you're a local dog walker who comes for a wander every day or visiting from further afield, we welcome dogs and seek to make your and their day out as easy and relaxing as possible.

Making your life easy

To help you and your dog, we provide:
  • Water bowls in our car park and at the Stables
  • Six dog mess bins (shown on our estate map)
  • Spare leads and dog mess bags at visitor reception, in case you forget yours

Doggie do's and don'ts

To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along together, please can you:
  • Keep your dogs on leads at all times (short leads on the Skyline Walk where there may be livestock)
  • Pick up your dog mess and place it in a dog bin (we have six located around Gibside, shown on our estate map)
  • Only bring assistance dogs into our buildings, especially cafes
  • All dogs are welcome to sit outside in our tea garden but not on top of chairs and tables
  • Avoid leaving dogs in cars on hot days

Thank you!

Gibside Estate Map