Visiting Croome with your dog

With stunning panoramic landscapes, fields to scamper around in and woodlands to be explored there’s something for everyone and every dog.

Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Croome and they are welcome in the parkland.

Enjoy walking your dog at Croome this winter
couple walking dogs at Croome
Enjoy walking your dog at Croome this winter

There is livestock grazing across the site so please keep your dog on a short lead. Please don’t let your dog swim in the lake and the river for their health and so as not to disturb wildlife.

Where can't my dog go?

Assistance dogs only in the house, RAF canteen, shop and RAF Museum. 

What do I need to be aware of at Croome?

To make sure all our visitors, with or without a dog, have an enjoyable day, please follow our Canine Code. By doing this you’ll be helping us to look after the gardens, parkland and wildlife.

Enjoy a walk with your dog at Croome
Lucy Anderson dog walking at Croome
Enjoy a walk with your dog at Croome

Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a short lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. Dog waste bins are marked on the map. Spare bags are available at visitor reception if you’ve forgotten them.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care around livestock.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless you are on a public footpath, where they must be under effective and close control. Our definition of effective control is:

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call.
  • Being able to clearly see you dog (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of a hill). In practice this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible.
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent.
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock, wildlife or you are asked to use one.

Facilities available for my dog

There are water bowls outside the Visitor Centre. There are 9 dog waste bins on site and the locations can be found here on our map.  Croome Dog Walking (PDF / 0.2MB) download