Dog Walking at Scotney Castle

We love dogs, and they're more than welcome to come and explore the estate and garden at Scotney Castle. Although the house is just for humans, there are plenty of walks in 780 acres of parkland for you to enjoy with your canine companion.

Where can my dog go?

We welcome dogs on short leads within the garden, shop and estate here at Scotney. If you don’t have a short lead then we have plenty to borrow at visitor reception.

We can only allow assistance dogs in the house and inside the tea-room seating area.

Paws-ing for snacks

When stopping for a warming cuppa you can enjoy the outdoor seating at our tea-room, with a protective cover for drizzly days. There are water bowls at visitor reception, our tea-room and walkers toilet block, so your dog can always be refreshed.

Doggy doo-doos

Don't worry if you forget to bring dog bags with you, our visitor reception team are happy to supply you with bags so you can pick up after your dog. Dog bins are located by the toilets in the main courtyard and to the entrance of the estate by the Salvin Gate.

Watch out for wildlife

Our estate is home to a variety of wildlife and livestock, including our famous herd of Sussex Cattle. Please keep your dogs under control at all times, and on a lead in all areas.

Feeling adventurous?

Dogs are welcome at our woodland sites, Sprivers and Nap Wood. Both are areas of woodland where dogs are free to roam off the lead. A dog bin is located at the entrance to Sprivers, but please note that there are none at Nap Wood.

Nap Wood, just off A267 Tunbridge Wells to Eastbourne road. Roadside parking.

Sprivers Wood, TN12 8DN.

Scotney Castle in the frost

Scotney parkland trail

Discover more about the history of Scotney Castle estate by following our parkland trail, featuring the iconic view of Scotney, the old Hornbeam Pollard, and Second World War bomb craters.

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Nap Wood walk, in the footsteps of drovers

A tranquil walk in Nap Wood, home to a fantastic array of wildlife, from the mature trees that tower above you to the vivid displays of bluebells that decorate the woodland floor in late spring.