Dog friendly Castle Ward
We're turning Castle Ward into a haven for dog walkers with two new dog friendly spots on the estate including a dog exercise area and a cafe where your pup is welcome indoors.
The Trailhead Cafe in our farmyard is now our dog-friendly space on the estate to grab a cuppa while out on a walk. Serving hot drinks, paninis and sweet treats, it's the perfect spot to call into when you're exploring.
Alongside treats for humans, there is also a small selection of dog snacks and toys available in the cafe and nearby gift-shop.
Please note the Trailhead Cafe is closed for the winter and we re-open in March.
Dog Exercise Field
Our new dog exercise field is located near our admission hut and main car park. After a walk round the trails you can let your dog safely off the lead to release some energy before heading home. Park in the Overflow Car-park beside our admission hut and head through the gate into the field!
Dogs on leads
Castle Ward operates a dogs on leads policy due to high volume of people. other dogs, children, horses and cyclists which use our trails daily. As a courtesy to others and for the safety of your own dog around livestock, we ask that you keep your dog on a lead on our trails. During ground-nesting bird season (March to September).