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 before coming back for a treat in our dog-friendly café.

Where can I go?


All our walks are dog friendly but please keep your dogs on a short leash at all times. If you have forgotten your dog lead please ask to borrow one from Reception or leads are also available for sale in the shop.

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


You are more than welcome in our King’s River Café and in the shop. The Café have select areas inside; just look out for the tables marked with a paw print. Please be aware the raised seating area in the café is a dog free zone for allergy sufferers.
There are also plenty of tables outside onthe veranda too. You can also try our new doggy menu!


Why not pick up a free tasty dog treat from our café and reception teams whilst you’re there?

A dog relaxing in a National Trust café
A dog relaxing in the outside seating area of the café
A dog relaxing in a National Trust 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.

Walking at Sutton Hoo

Walking Trails at Sutton Hoo 

Get out and into nature at Sutton Hoo. With 245 acres to explore, find the perfect walk for you.