Dog walkers' guide to Hinton Ampner

Picture of a couple  walking their dogs in woodland

Hinton Ampner is a large estate, set within the heart of the South Downs. We love dogs at Hinton Ampner so we have opened up the wider estate to dog owners to walk their four legged friends.


Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the formal gardens, however there's 4 miles of trails, including 200 hectares of woodland to explore with our estate walks, all are accessible from our Visitor Reception.
It can be confusing as to where you can and can’t take dogs so we have created a map which you can pick up on arrival.
We do ask that you stick to the designated route, keep dogs on leads and do not walk across the fields as our estate walk crosses the land of a working farm. 

A few basic rules

  • When walking through the garden to get to the estate walks please keep your dog on a lead at all times.
  • We've provided a dog bin; please clean up after your dog as you are sharing the walks with other walkers. We have spare poo bags at reception if you have forgotten to bring one.
  • Your dog should be kept in sight and under control at all times. Hinton Ampner's estate is home to lots of wildlife and farm animals, a temptation for even the best-behaved dog. Please keep your dog on a lead as necessary.
  • Our parkland and estate is a fully-functioning commercial farm so dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
  • Please stick to the paths on the maps; if you do get lost call the number on your map and tell us the last numbered post you walked past and we will come and find you.

Follow the Countryside Code from South Downs National Park:

Time for a pit-stop

Don’t forget after your walk to pop to the Stables tea room for some tea and cake. Your dogs are welcome in the courtyard, where there is plenty of uncover seating.  We've provided water bowls for them to quench their thirst after a long walk.