Visiting Kedleston with your dog

A family with their 2 dogs take a stroll

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome throughout the Kedleston gardens and parkland with great walks for you to enjoy.

Whether you like a gentle stroll or a longer, bracing walk, exploring the acres of countryside with your four-legged friend is one of the best ways to experience the parkland at Kedleston. This article will help you plan your visit with your dog as well as help us keep Kedleston a safe and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors and wildlife.

Where can my dog go?

We welcome four pawed family members in all outdoor areas at Kedleston but we do ask that you keep your dog on a lead at all times. Sheep and Dexter cows graze in most areas of the parkland and are easily spooked which can be dangerous. Please help us protect the animals by keeping your dog on a lead to minimise stress to the animals that call the parkland their home.

Where can’t my dog go?

Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the house, restaurant, shop and toilets – please make sure they are wearing an identity harness. Please be aware, only the toilets are open during this time.

We are unable to provide shaded parking at Kedleston. We ask that you keep your dog safe and do not leave them in the car.

What do I need to be aware of at Kedleston?

Please help us to ensure that everyone at Kedleston, with or without a dog, can have a great day by following our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead when necessary.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

There are bins provided for dog waste at intervals on the walk circuits. We do ask that everyone clears up after their pets. Dog waste can be very dangerous for agricultural animals, spreading disease and in some cases abortion of calves. In the interest of both your safety and our Dexters we ask that you adhere to our requests.

Facilities available for my dog

In case your dog is thirsty after all the fun a Kedleston, there are water bowls near the restaurant and the Visitor Reception Building.

There are 5 dedicated dog bins along the long and the short walk, locations can be found here on our map.

Explore the grounds of Kedleston Hall with your four-legged companion
People walking their dogs against the backdrop of Kedleston Hall
Explore the grounds of Kedleston Hall with your four-legged companion

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For dog walkers 

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Taking the lead on dog walking 

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so you and your dog can get even more out of special places we care for.