Walking your dog at Nymans

Walking your dogs at Nymans

Going for a walk whilst accompanied by your dog is one of life’s great pleasures. Dogs are welcome under close control in the woodland nature reserve all year round and in the garden during the winter months.

What time can I visit?

Dogs are welcome in the gardens from Monday 1st November 2021 until Monday 31 January 2022, between the hours of 1.30pm and 4pm. Dogs are not permitted in the garden at other times. 

What you can expect from your visit  

  • Water bowls for your dog can be found by the outdoor seating for the café.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere all year round.
  • Dog products, including poo bags, are available to buy in the shop.
  • Dog poo bins can be found in the main car park and at the entrance to the woodland.
  • We welcome up to two dogs per adult.
  • Dogs must keep to hard paths and be on a short lead at all times while in the garden.

There's no access into the Wall Garden for dogs as some of the paths may be roped off during winter and space can become limited.

In the woodland nature reserve

Dogs are welcome under close control in the woodland nature reserve all year round. We recommend you’re dressed for the weather as some of our paths are steep and can get very muddy. During bird nesting season, from 1 March until 31 August, dogs will need to be kept under close control to protect ground nesting species of birds. 

During these winter months, please keep your dog under close control; this means:

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call.
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible.
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent.
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock, wildlife or you are asked to use one.

Assistance dogs are welcome during opening hours throughout the year in the garden, house, tea garden and shop, and in our woods at any time.

Canine Code

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • 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.

Enjoy your time with us and please support us by having a cup of tea or visiting the shop. This will help us look after Nymans today and for future generations.