Visiting Hardwick with your dog

Family walking in parkland with dog on lead

Dogs on leads are welcome in the parkland at Hardwick, with plenty of great walks for you both to enjoy. Dogs on leads are also welcome in the stableyard, our main visitor area.

Exploring the acres of countryside with your four-legged friend is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful parkland at Hardwick.

Where can my dog go?

Dogs on leads are welcome to explore many areas across the Hardwick estate including the parkland and stableyard (our main visitor area).

Where can't my dog go?

Although dogs are not permitted in the restaurant (not currently open under lockdown), on busier days including weekends, we'll open our outdoor trailer for takeaway food and drink to access with your dog. Assistance dogs only in the formal gardens.

Why it's important to have your dog on a lead at Hardwick

Hardwick Park is a working farm, home to our rare breed Long Horn cattle along with herds of sheep. You'll likely see lambs and calves across the estate at Hardwick. To keep these animals safe and secure we please ask to keep your dog on a lead. We have lots of dog poo bins around the estate to use also.

Grazing animals help encourage a wider diversity of plants
Two grazing calves
Grazing animals help encourage a wider diversity of plants
 

Find out more about walking your dog at National Trust places.