Bring your dog for a four legged adventure

Labrador by the Cage at Lyme, Cheshire

With 1400 acres to explore and special dog weekends in the garden, where better to come for a day our with your pooch than Lyme.

Some of Lyme's most loyal visitors are four legged. Whether they like to head up to the Cage or take a gentle stroll around the garden, dogs have a marvellous time at Lyme - and so do their owners.

All creatures great and small

Lyme is home to a herd of red deer and so we ask dog walker to be vigilent when dogs are off lead, as the deer can be anywhere on the estate. If you are not 100% confident that your dog will return to you when called, please put them back on lead until the deer are out of sight.

Grazing cattle play an important part in our conservation work as their eating helps native wildflowers to flourish and sustain habitats for a variety of wildlife. Sheep and Highland cattle will return to the estate in spring and in the areas that they graze, we asks dogs to be kept on leads. Please keep an eye on the Conservation Grazing page  for dates of their return and where they will be.

Dog Walking volunteers

Lyme has a wonderful group of Dog Walking Volunteer Rangers who are regularly out and about at Lyme. Keep an eye out for them as they are a great source of information, always kept up to date on cattle movement, conservation work and anything visitors may need to be aware off.

Dog walking guide

You can download our dog walking guide and map , or pick one up from the admissions kiosk or Information Centre on your next visit. It gives tips and advice on how to make the most of your visit and where there are bins for dog waste.