PILOT: Hardwick guided dog walk

Join our Ranger on a free, guided dog walk across the Hardwick parkland.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore the Hardwick parkland with your dog on a guided walk with a Hardwick Ranger. A great opportunity to stretch your legs and discover a recommended route with your furry friend. The walk begins and ends at the Stableyard near to the restaurant, shop and toilets. The walk is free, parking charges apply, please book in advance. We recommend one human per dog.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Hardwick

Prices

Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £20.35 £18.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult N/A £14.25
House and Garden Christmas 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.20 £32.00
Group Adult N/A £12.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust members go free.

Parking £5 per vehicle. Parking at the Ponds is £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. Entry to the old hall is currently closed but the visitor centre remains open (managed by English Heritage).

The basics

Booking details
Call Please book online
Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The stableyard, outside the toilets shop and restaurant.
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothes and footwear for muddy ground.
Other
You are responsible for your dog at all times. This means the wellbeing of your dog as well as their actions. Dogs must be kept on a short, fixed lead of no more than 2m at all times unless the walk leader says it is safe to let them off. Please be respectful of the needs of others; some dogs need space, some want to play, some might not be used to socialisation. We want everyone to enjoy themselves so we’ll all do our best to avoid any difficult situations. If your dog needs extra space, come to the front or stay towards the back of the group. Please ensure your dog doesn't jump up on other visitors. Please pick up after your dog and carry the waste to a bin. If you need a spare bag the walk leader will have some. Please do not let your dog enter the ponds; it disturbs the wildlife. Walk leaders and volunteers are here for questions, comments and advice on responsible dog walking at Hardwick. Please listen to the walk leader, especially in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Available

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