Dog walking in the Stonehenge landscape

Lady walking her dog by trees

Access for dog walkers is closed on fields with sheep on National Trust land in the Stonehenge Landscape following an increasing number of attacks on livestock.

All National Trust fields that are grazed by sheep are dog free zones.  This is because of an extended and particularly horrible period of sheep worrying with a number of lambs being badly injured or killed on Trust land.

Extensive signage has been tried over the years, sadly, although many conscientious people respect these signs, a number of other people do not.

The Trust allows free permissive access for walkers but there are restrictions in some areas for people with dogs (Durrington and the Cursus and Avenue fields at Stonehenge).  Please see link below for map to see where you can bring your dog.

Access to Public Rights of Way through National Trust land is not affected, however we do ask that dogs are kept under control or on a lead particularly when sheep are nearby.  

Please look out for the signs on the gates, and note that even if no sheep are visible in the fields it does not mean that the sheep are not present.

Should you have any queries about this please email stonehenge@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Note: Assistance dogs on a lead are welcome anywhere on National Trust land.

 

For further information please click see below:

Dog walking map in the Stonehenge Landscape (PDF / 0.3MB) download

National Trust press release (PDF / 0MB) download