For dog-walkers

We've got a huge variety of dog-friendly places for you to explore with your pooch, from the best walking spots to holiday cottages that welcome well-behaved dogs

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
Visitor with his dog at Fan Bay Deep Shelter at White Cliffs, Kent

All about dogs 

Dog lovers and walkers, you'll find everything you and your pooch need to know about visiting our many dog-friendly places in our round-up of articles.

Conservation dog handler supervising an appraisal

April Fool: Meet our curatorial sniffer dogs 

We care for one of the world's largest art and heritage collections, so it's no surprise that there are still a few undiscovered gems hidden away in there. We've now discovered a new way to sniff out these secret pieces - with the help of some four-legged friends.

Visitor with her dog at Hatfield Forest, Essex

Best places for dog walking

We've some fantastic locations and landscapes for you and your four-legged friend to explore and enjoy - here are just a few suggestions.

For your four-legged friends...

Follow our lead...

Help us keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, wildlife and livestock:

  • Keep your dog in sight and under control - use a lead if requested
  • Don't let your dog chase wildlife or farm animals
  • Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions 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 restrictions apply at each of our places and at different times of year, so please check before you visit exactly where you and your four-legged friend can roam.

Heathland flora in the New Forest, Hampshire

Ticks and Lyme disease 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. Find out what to do if you're worried about ticks or Lyme disease.