Bringing your canine friends

Dog on a lead

We love furry friends here at Knightshayes. You can find some more information about where you can take them below. We ask that dogs should be kept on a lead in the parkland areas adjacent to the driveway, for their own safety. Elsewhere in the parkland, and the woodland, dogs may be exercised off the lead and kept under close control. It's also important to be aware of other visitors; some people are uncomfortable around even the friendliest dog.

Bringing furry friends to Knightshayes

We want everyone to have a fantastic time when they visit Knightshayes with their canine companions. To make sure we can continue welcoming dogs, we ask that visitors take a quick glance at our dog policy so everyone knows what to expect.

Knightshayes Dog Policy (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Taking care

Much of the time there is livestock grazing in our fields and at those times, we would expect all owners to ensure their dogs are on the lead. We ask that you take special care during lambing. 

When not in a field with livestock, dogs are permitted off the lead when in an enclosed field or the Impey woods. Otherwise dogs are to be kept on a lead in the parkland adjacent to the house, driveway and stables. 

Where can we go?

Download this guide to find out where you can take your pooch when visiting Knightshayes.
A guide for dogs at Knightshayes (PDF / 0.6MB) download

Keeping it clean

Please help Knightshayes remain a beautiful place for all by being responsible and clearing up after your dog. There are dog waste bins next to most pedestrian entrance and exit points of the estate.

Woman removing child's wellies from the back of a car

Do I need to pre-book? 

The formal garden, walled garden, café and stables toilets are now open. You will need to pre-book to visit the gardens or to park in the main car park, if you arrive without a booking you may be turned away. If you would like to visit the parkland without booking please park in the parkland carpark.

The shop will re-open on the 12 April

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.