Dog-friendly walks

Take a walk at Murlough Nature Reserve and enjoy majestic views of the Mourne Mountains

We're as mad about dogs as you are and we've got lots of dog-friendly places in Northern Ireland for you to explore with your pooch.

We look after 46 sq miles of land and 108 miles of coastline in Northern Ireland and nothing makes us happier than seeing responsible dog walkers exploring and discovering these amazing places.

Many of our places also provide facilities for man's best friend, such as shady parking spaces, drinking bowls, dog mess bins and hitching posts where dogs may be left. Assistance dogs are welcome inside all of our houses, gardens, restaurants and shops. 

Keeping your dog a lead keeps our wildlife safe
Dog walking in Northern Ireland
Keeping your dog a lead keeps our wildlife safe

Follow our lead...

Help us keep our outdoor spaces a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog. In the interests of other visitors, wildlife and livestock we ask that visitors...

  • Keep your dog in sight and under control - use a lead if requested.
  • Don't let your dog chase wildlife or farm animals. We have a wide range of wildlife that we protect. From red squirrels and badgers to low nesting birds, all of which are very sensitive to disturbance by dogs off leads.
  • Watch out for local notices.  Even on our new open trails it is important that dogs are kept on their lead so they can’t chase grazing livestock.  This is particularly important in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year, during the lambing season, or between March and the end of July when ground-nesting birds are on eggs or raising their young.
  • Please always pick up after your dog. At many of our sites we've dedicated dog bins for you to use.

Different dog restrictions apply at each of our places and at different times of year, so please check property pages on the website before visiting.

 A puppy exploring the gardens at Mount Stewart

Top dog walking spots in Northern Ireland

Enjoy a great day out with your four-legged friend at one of these top dog walking spots.