Dog walking in Kent and East Sussex

If you have a dog, he or she is no-doubt very much a part of your family life. Canine companions are welcome across lots of the countryside and special places we look after in Kent and East Sussex. Here are are some of the beautiful spots for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Every time you take to the trails together, you help us maintain paths for years to come.

Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Dog walking at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Visiting Chartwell with your dog

Here at Chartwell, we love dogs. Bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or go for a roam in the woods. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.

Visitor walking their dog in the parkland

Visiting Bodiam Castle with your dog

Planning a day out with the dog? Dogs on short leads are welcome in the grounds surrounding the moat. Please leave your dog with a friend before going inside the castle. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.

Two ladies walking their dogs in the grounds of Scotney Castle garden

Visiting Scotney Castle with your dog

We love dogs, and they're more than welcome to come and explore the estate and garden at Scotney Castle.

Visitors enjoying an autumnal dog walk around the estate

Dog walking at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

We love all things dog here at Sissinghurst so you can be at ease when strolling through the estate in the company of other dog lovers. Read on to find out some useful information to help you enjoy your winter walks.

Dog walking through bluebells

Dog walking at Ightham Mote

Whether your furry friend wants a gentle walk through sheltered woodland, or a more strenuous climb with fantastic views, we have some great way-marked routes on our 500 acre estate. Just make sure you read our pointers before you set off.

Batemans Ellie enjoying picnic

Visiting Bateman's with your dog

Here at Bateman's we love dogs. Bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or out on the wider estate. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.

Owners walking their dog in the autumn sunshine

Visiting Emmetts Garden with your dog

Share a stroll around Emmetts Garden with your dog. Allowed in all corners of the gardens, there's no better place for them to spend a day.

Dog peering through bridge at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Visiting Sheffield Park with your dog

Dogs are currently welcome in the garden at any time. Find all the details you need to know here plus information about our dog-friendly facilities.

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.