Visiting Canons Ashby with your dog

Dog walking at Canons Ashby

Dogs are part of the family, and it's great to see our visitors enjoying a day out with their four-legged friends, whether it's a walk in the parkland with the family or lunch in the tea-garden whilst your pup companion relaxes.

Where can my dog go?

You're very welcome to take your dogs, on a short lead, around the paddock, spinney, parkland, tea-garden, and into the shop (if it's not too busy).

Although the formal garden is for assistance dogs only, if you are going to the parkland you can walk through the top of the garden by the house to get to the big metal parkland gates.

Please ensure that dogs stay on a short lead everywhere on site, including the parkland where there are livestock and wildlife.

There are several footpaths and walks nearby, however, bear in mind that local stiles are mostly filled in underneath to prevent lambs escaping, so these routes are only accessible if you can lift your dog over a stile. Many fields have sheep and cows in them all year round.

Where can't my dog go?

The house, tea-room, and formal garden are suitable for assistance dogs only.

What to do with the poo?

There is a dog poo bin on the fence by the parkland entrance from the Eydon Road (near the car par entrance from the road). Please ask at visitor reception if you can't find it. Otherwise, please take it home with you. We are in the process of getting permission to install a new poo bin in a different location.

What do I need to be aware of?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife or livestock by keeping them on a short lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep this place beautiful and safe.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Useful things to know

There are water bowls dotted around to keep your pups hydrated, and an outdoor tap available on the left of the tea-room building.

If you have any questions please have a chat with a member of the team on your way in, who will be happy to help you.