Visiting Berrington with your Dog

Dog on a walk

Get your walking shoes on, bring the dog and come and enjoy some of our wonderful walks.

Where can my dog go?

Please be aware that an area of the woodland called Moreton Ride and the lakeside walk will be closed from Monday 20 September to early December due to the restoration of the pool. This is a significant project which will improve biodiversity and habitat for the heronry. Follow the link below to find out more about the project. 

On any visit to Berrington a walk around some of the 250 acres of  'Capability' Brown parkland and woods is a must. We have way-marked walks of different lengths which lead to the most beautiful lake and some through the woods too. 

For the two legged amongst us we have walk notes too which explain some of Brown's original vision for the landscape as you explore. In addition the lake is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the established Heronry which nests on the island in the spring. So there is plenty for you and the family to see while the dog gets his exercise, and there is refreshment at the Stables cafe when you're done.

Your dogs are welcome in all areas of the parkland, courtyard and the gardens. We simply ask that dogs are kept on leads for the convenience of other visitors and grazing animals.

Fancy taking your four legged friend on your adventure?
Dalmation with a young girl walking behind it
Fancy taking your four legged friend on your adventure?

Where can't my dog go?

The only areas of the site that dogs cannot go is the mansion and main tea-room (which is currently closed). Our smaller outlet, the Stables cafe, is open daily and welcomes dogs. 

What do I need to be aware of at Berrington?

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care around livestock.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
Bring your dogs for a walk in the park
Dogs walking the parkland with their owners
Bring your dogs for a walk in the park

Facilities available for my dog

There are dog waste bins by the gates to the parkland, and water bowls in the courtyard and by Visitor Reception.