Visiting Calke Abbey with your dog

Dog walking at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

We love dogs and they are more than welcome to explore the Park and the Stableyards at Calke Abbey.

Visiting Calke with your dog

Although the house and the gardens are just for humans, there are plenty of walks in 600 acres of parkland for you to enjoy with your canine companion. Ask in the Ticket Office about walks to enjoy with your dog.

Help to protect our livestock

We're lucky enough to have lots of livestock grazing around the estate, including lots of bouncy lambs this spring. Please help us to protect our livestock by keeping your dog on a lead and under control in areas where we have livestock.

Refreshments for you and your dog

Dogs are also welcome to sit with you while you enjoy a treat or some refreshment in the restaurant and café courtyards.

Just outside the restaurant courtyard there are hitching posts and water bowls for your dog. You will also find water bowls outside the café and plenty of shaded eating areas.

The Tramway Trail is great for dog walking
Walking at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
The Tramway Trail is great for dog walking

Leaving your dog unaccompanied

Please be aware we are unable to provide shaded parking at Calke Abbey. Even on a mild day the temperature inside a car can become very hot. We ask that you keep your dog safe and do not leave them in the car.

If you need to visit an area where dogs cannot accompany you such as the shop or toilets, then please use the tethering rings located outside the restaurant courtyard. Please only leave your dog tethered for a short time.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout Calke.

You are able to take them with you to all areas of Calke Abbey including the shop, restaurant, house, gardens and church. Please make sure they are wearing their identity harness.

Make the most of your day with your dog

Download Calke's guide for dog walkers for all the information you may need to explore with your four-legged friend.

Calke's Dog Walkers' Guide (PDF / 1.4MB) download