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

A walker with his dog on the beach at Penrose, Cornwall
Felbrigg Hall in the distance with dog walkers in front

Find a four-legged fitness partner

There's no better motivation to get you out and enjoying our places than the chance to enjoy it in the company of your dog. Find a new walk near you and stride your way to fitness together.

Facilities for four-legged friends


The wonder of winter walks

Winter is a great time to get out and explore the landscape and see things in a different light. Alan Power, the head gardener at Stourhead - and his dog - take us on one of their favourite walks in this video.


My favourite walk: Lydford Gorge, Devon

Kate Glew, one of our visitor reception assistants, tells us why Lydford Gorge in Devon is her favourite place to walk her Fox Terrier, Pip.

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 are worried about ticks or Lyme disease


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