Visiting Dudmaston with your dog
Four-legged friends are very welcome here. For your regular woodland walkies, bring your dog to Comer Woods, which is part of the Dudmaston Estate. Parking is free for National Trust members and you don't need to book to visit here. The car park and visitor facilities at Dudmaston Hall are closed until the spring.
Where can my dog go?
Open everyday, all year-round, Comer Woods is a great place to explore with your dog. Check the car park opening times before you visit.
Dogs are welcome to explore off lead, under close control.
What we mean by close control...
- Being able to recall your dog in any situation at the first call
- Being able to clearly see your dog at all times
- Not allowing your dog to approach other visitors without their consent
- Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock or wildlife
Parking in Comer Woods is free for National Trust members. A small parking charge applies to non-members. Please scan your membership card in the machine to receive your free ticket. Funds raised in the car park help us to pay for on-going conservation and access work in the woods
Take note of the Canine Code
- Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
- Scoop that poop: bag and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
- Paws for thought: Look out for information signs to make the most of your visit.
- Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
Facilities for my dog
Please take your dog poo home with you. Sometimes, we know that's not easy, so you'll find two poo bins in this area, one along the track from the car park and another in Heath Meadow. Please do not 'stick and flick' dog poo from the footpaths, bag it and bin it to help us keep the countryside beautiful.
Dudmaston Hall (closed until the spring)
Dudmaston is closed for the winter, we look forward to welcoming you back in the spring. Check our open days and times here.
Where can my dog go?
Dogs on leads are welcome in the orchard, courtyard and on parkland walks. Take in the views, make the most of the open spaces and explore the pathways together.
Where can't my dog go?
Dogs, apart from assistance dogs, are not allowed in the garden or any indoor spaces, including the mansion, tea-room and galleries.
There is plenty of seating outside our Orchard Tea-room where dogs and owners can relax after a long walk.
Download your dog walking guide for Dudmaston Hall here
What do I need to be aware of at Dudmaston?
We have roaming cattle on the estate which is why we ask everyone to keep their dogs on leads throughout the park. Cows are very inquisitive animals by nature and are often curious about dogs.
If you come across the herd whilst dog walking keep calm and try not to startle the animals. It is however a good idea to to talk to the animals or whistle to let them know you're approaching them.
If your dog is approached by the cattle, do not pick them up, instead, let go of the lead and meet your dog further along the path. The grazing cattle at Dudmaston have been assessed by the farmer for their suitability for grazing in public areas.