Visiting Sizergh with your dog

There’s plenty of space to stretch your legs on Sizergh’s 1,600 acre estate. The woodlands, wetland and farmland are home to a vast amount of wildlife – including deer, birds of prey, fritillary butterflies and wildflowers.

Just so you know...

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Please check our homepage for the most up to date information about visiting.

Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Sizergh and they are welcome on a lead in the shop, café, wild play area and on the wider estate. The estate is the perfect place to let your pup burn off some energy – just please make sure they are always on a lead when crossing fields containing sheep or cows.

Where can’t my dog go?

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the house and gardens.

Which walks would you recommend?

The circular route to Park End Moss wetland is almost three miles long and takes you through historic parkland and ancient woodlands to wetland which is a haven for birds. You can download the map and directions here.

If you love spotting butterflies and wildflowers why not try our wildlife walk in the summer? The route is 2.5 miles long and takes you past a spectacular veteran ash tree. Download the map and directions here.

Both walks can be printed or downloaded onto your mobile phone, or a free map detailing these walks and other routes is available from Reception – just ask when you get here. Once we’re able to recommence our guided estate walks, dogs are most welcome on those too – keep checking for our What's On listings for details once the situation with COVID-19 improves.

What else do I need to be aware of at Sizergh?

To make sure everyone has a great time please follow our Canine Code:

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

Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to help keep the park clean and safe for others. Bins can be found outside the café, in the car park.

Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care in the winter when sheep are pregnant and through lambing time in the spring. Please also make sure to close any gates behind you.

Be on the ball: just a reminder that not everyone loves dogs, so please keep them close by.