Dog Walking at Sutton Hoo

Golden Retriever dog sitting in Reception at Sutton Hoo

Enjoy a day out with your pooch all year round at Sutton Hoo! With 245 acres to explore, head out on an adventure across the Sutton Hoo landscape, sniffing out all the best places for a frolic.

Where can I go?


All our walks are dog friendly but please keep your dogs on a short leash at all times. 

Unfortunately dogs (except for Assistance dogs) are not allowed in the High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House or the café. 

Where can I get a drink?


Water bowls are available for thirsty pups. They are located outside reception, the High Hall Exhibition, the Café and Tranmer House.

What should I do if my dog needs the toilet?


Always use poop bags whilst on the Sutton Hoo Estate and dispose of them in the dog bins on site. Dog bins are located in the car park and along the red and purple routes to the Royal Burial Ground. See the paw prints on your welcome map (given to you on arrival) for locations.

What else do I need to look out for?


Please be aware that at certain times of year, we may have sheep with young lambs around the site and ask that dogs take extra care around them.
Sutton Hoo is home to ticks, especially in the long grass, so please make sure you check your pooch over when you get home.
Please remember dogs left in cars even on a cool day, can die! We have leash tie points outside the High Hall Exhibition and Tranmer House for you to use.

Dog walking
Dog walking on a lead
Dog walking

What if your dog gets lost?


Your dog should always be on a lead on the Sutton Hoo Estate, have a collar on and be micro-chipped. 
If you lose your dog on site please advise a member of our team as soon as possible.

Assistance Dogs


Assistance dogs are welcome throughout Sutton Hoo, including the High Hall Exhibition and Tranmer House as well. 

Views over the river Deben along the Blue walk at Sutton Hoo

Walking Trails at Sutton Hoo 

Our estate walking routes are open. From far-reaching views across the River Deben towards Woodbridge to tranquil woodlands filled with wildlife and the special landscape of the Royal Burial Ground to explore there are walks for everybody to enjoy.