Canine companions at Castle Coole
Dogs and people alike are welcome to come and explore the fantastic scenery of Castle Coole, while appreciating and respecting the wonderful wildlife of the estate.
The estate is home to an array of areas for your canine for exploration, entertainment and enjoyment of the fantastic walks around Castle Coole.
The dogs are free to visit the Grand Yard area and although unfortunately they cannot enter the Tea Room, they are free to enter the Drying Green to sit with their owners while they enjoy a hot drink and a snack after a lovely long walk!
The two trails available are the Beech Trail and Lake Walk Trail, which are both dog friendly walks for you and your furry friend to enjoy.
Tips to Remember
Please keep your dogs under control: please respect other walkers and keep your dogs on leads, especially as the walks are alongside water and other areas which could be a risk for an uncontrolled dog.
Respect the wildlife: the estate is home to an assortment of animals and plants, especially wildflowers such as the bluebells which we wish to keep special, with the lake being home to an array of creatures, livestock and plants on the Beech trail.
Be mindful of machinery: our rangers are often carrying out essential conservation work around the estate and woodland, so we ask that you respect signs and instructions of machinery which could hurt your dog or yourself.
Don’t leave any presents behind! Please come prepared to clean up after your pooch, and there are dog waste bins across the estate with bags located with them so no waste is left for other users to discover.
Keep them cool: dogs are at risk of overheating if left in cars, so there are dog water bowls located outside visitor reception and at the exit gate so make sure your dog is well hydrated so they don’t overheat!
Refreshments and snacks are available! There is a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available to take on the go, as well as doggy treats and leads available to ensure your walk is as safe and enjoyable as possible for both person and pooch.