Walking your dog at Clumber Park

Dog walking on a lead

Exploring the 3,800 acres of beautiful natural woodland with your furry companion by your side is one of the best ways to see Clumber Park.

Clumber Park has always been a place where dogs can enjoy themselves; the Clumber Spaniel breed was developed here when the park was home to the Dukes of Newcastle and we continue the tradition of welcoming responsible dog owners.

Central Bark

Clumber Park is home to its very own dog-friendly cafe, Central Bark.

Open everyday from 9am - 3pm (8am on Saturday), we serve hot and cold snacks and all your favourite drinks made to order. You'll find Central Bark between the Walled Kitchen Garden and the cricket ground. Please note, we are only able to keep Central Bark open with your support.

Out and about

Clumber Park is home to many cattle, deer and other wildlife. We ask that dogs are kept on a lead in the Pleasure Grounds, Walled Kitchen Garden, busier areas of the park such as Lake Brew at Hardwick village and around wild animals. If dogs return when called, we recommend it is safe to allow them off lead in quieter areas of the park.

Longhorn Cattle at Clumber Park
Longhorn Cattle at Clumber Park
Longhorn Cattle at Clumber Park

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of Clumber Park.


We appreciate that your furry friends enjoy exploring just as much as we do. But we kindly ask you keep dogs under control at all times when at Clumber Park. All dogs must be on leads within the Pleasure Grounds and the Walled Kitchen Garden.

Find more information on visiting National Trust properties with your dog here.


There are some fabulous routes with plenty to see at Clumber Park. Here are a few of our favourites: