Dog walking at Charlecote Park

Dog and owner walk by lake in parkland at Charlecote Park

We welcome well-behaved dogs (and their owners!) in parts of the parkland.

Pick up a dog walking route guide on your way in or download it here:

Charlecote Park dog walking leaflet and map (PDF / 2.2MB) download

Help us to keep Charlecote a safe and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, our wildlife, and our sheep and deer. 

We ask that you please…

  • Keep your dogs on a short lead (not extendable) at all times. 
  • Clear up after your dog – lots of bins are provided along the dog-walking route and in the car park.  
  • Stick to the clearly marked dog-walking route – conservation of our wildlife and livestock is paramount.
  • Consider one of the public footpath routes from our car park instead, if you know your dog gets excitable around livestock.
  • Note that dogs in doggy strollers and doggy backpacks are permitted only on the dog-walking route.
  • Bear in mind that there’s plenty of space for everyone, but please remember that some of our visitors are not comfortable around dogs.
Care of our wildlife is our priority
Swan spreads wings on lake in parkland at Charlecote Park

Winter offer

From November you can pick up a loyalty card from the catering outlet in the car park - get your card stamped each time you buy a hot drink and claim a free hot drink when it's full.

Walkies only

Please bear in mind that there isn’t anywhere to leave your dog if you want to visit the house and Orangery tea room.  Perhaps pop back to Charlecote again another day and leave your dog to snooze at home.

There’s a Dog Hitch Point by the loos next to the Gatehouse so you can take a comfort stop.

Dogs are welcome in our new plant and garden sales area by the car park so you can browse on your way out. We have introduced catering facilities in the car park with benches too, which are proving very popular with our dog-walking friends.

Water bowls are provided outside Visitor Reception and the Dog Hitch Point. Do let us know if you see that they need topping up.

We have short leads and dog poo bags available for you to use with our four-legged friends.

Join today

In view of the dog route restrictions, you'll find it's much better value to come in to Charlecote as a National Trust member. You can then pop in for a walk as often as you like, and enjoy over 500 other places to visit throughout the year too. Every membership our Visitor Reception team sells directly raises much-needed funds for our work at Charlecote.

We are a charity and receive no government funding.

For ever, for everyone

We are responding to requests from dog-owners to be able to bring their pets to Charlecote over many years. We will keep the policy under review and hope that dog owners respect our Dog Walking Policy.

Assistance dogs remain welcome throughout Charlecote. 

A Victorian portrait of Henry Spencer Lucy with his faithful gundog seated in the parterre
Portrait of Henry Spencer Lucy with retriever dog at Charlecote