Dog walking at Stowe

Dogs are welcome at Stowe all year round. There are dog bins throughout the gardens, plus great places for a drink and good sniff around.

Where can my dog go?


We welcome dogs at Stowe, and we ask for dogs to be on leads at all times. We ask for dogs to be under close control on a short lead everywhere at Stowe. At the New Inn your dog is welcome in the shop, and in the outdoor seating outside the café. 

A map with trails for dog walking at Stowe

Dog trail at Stowe

Written from a dogs perspective, print this trail to bring along on your patrol. Don't forget to remind your human friends that they need leads on one end and clean up at the other.

Where can’t my dog go?


The only place your dog can't go is inside our café at the New Inn, where we only welcome assistance dogs.


What do I need to be aware of?


To make sure everyone has an enjoyable visit to Stowe, please follow our 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 and take extra care near livestock and busy areas 
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
On your walk take in the views across the garden and of our temples and monuments
A dog sitting on the edge of a stone temple
On your walk take in the views across the garden and of our temples and monuments

Facilities for your dog


We have dog bins available at Bell Gate, when you enter the garden, as well as the New Inn near the car park. In the garden you’ll find dog bins by Stowe Church, as well as by the Fane of Pastoral Poetry in the Grecian Valley.


We have dog bowls around the New Inn for your pooch to re-hydrate, and these are outside the New Inn when you arrive as well as by the plant sales area at the back of the New Inn. 


Visit our shop for the perfect accessories for your dog. From matching collars and leads, to dog bags and treats if you’ve forgotten yours, as well as toys for your dog at home.