Walkies at Blickling Estate
With over 4,600 acres to explore, Blickling's parkland is the perfect place to take your four-legged friends for a walk. The Countryside Code is a good companion to any walk in the great outdoors, but here's a guide to what that means for you and your dog at Blickling Estate...
Livestock graze freely, so please keep dogs under close control at all times. We also ask that you keep your dog on a lead when in the car park, Muddy Boots outdoor seating area and around the lake.
Please note: dogs, except assistance dogs, are not permitted on the driveway or in the formal garden. Please follow the Countryside Code at all times.
What is Close Control?
We ask that all dogs are kept under close control at all times while visiting Blickling Estate. But what does close control mean?
- Your dog has a reliable recall, and will return to you when called the first time in any situation.
- You can clearly see your dog at all times.
- You have a lead with you to use if neither of the above are possible, or for when you encounter livestock or vehicles.
If your dog is well trained and comes back when called, they can explore off-lead unless signs tell you otherwise. Please look out for our signs; they’re there to let you know when we have livestock in the fields or if there is sensitive wildlife. For your enjoyment and the safety of your dog we ask that you keep them on a lead in our car parks, on the Lake Walk (our most popular and busiest route) and where there is livestock.
Respect, protect, enjoy
There are dog bins in all of our car parks, so please use them to dispose of your dog’s poo. Currently we spend over two hours a week picking up bags of dog poo and we’d rather spend that time looking after this special place.
Blickling Estate is a fantastic place to get active outdoors and the park is shared with many walkers, cyclists, runners, horse riders, mobility scooters and wheelchair users. But not everybody loves dogs – please be considerate to each other and put your dog on a lead if you think they might be disturbing other visitors.
Keep an eye out for Blickling Park Rangers (wearing red) as you walk. We're always happy to help and enjoy hearing about your walking experiences. As well as being out and about, we are on the end of the phone if you have any queries about walking your dog at Blickling. Call the Countryside office on 01263 738063.
What better way to finish your walkies than with a treat! Head to our dog friendly café Muddy Boots, where you can purchase a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks.
You'll also find a variety of doggy treats and ice cream - perfect on those hot summer days!