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A dog enjoying a winter walk in the grounds at Trelissick, Cornwall
Enjoy a dog walk in Cheshire and Greater Manchester | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Dog-friendly places in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

If you're planning your next adventure with your dog, you'll be spoilt for choice in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, with dog-friendly gardens, countryside and ancient woodland to choose from.

Top places to visit with your dog in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

We’ve created a new pawprint rating system, which shows the facilities for your dog at our places. Three pawprints shows the very best places you can visit for a day with your dog and two pawprints places have water bowls, dog bins and dog-friendly walks. Dogs are welcome at one pawprint places, but facilities are limited.

A parent and child with a balance bike and a large black dog, on an estate pathway, with red brick buildings in the distance

Dunham Massey 

There's more than 300 acres of beautiful ancient parkland to explore at this two pawprint rated place. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy some lovely walks with your dog.

A whippet-type dog sits on grass, with a stone building in the background, looking up at its owner


With 1,400 acres of rugged moorland, ancient woodlands and formal gardens to explore, Lyme is a great day out for you and your pooch. Find out where your dog can go and the facilities available. Lyme is a two pawprint rated place.

A dog playing in leaves

Quarry Bank 

Dogs are welcome at Quarry Bank, and with 400 acres to explore, there’s plenty of space for them to bound, sniff, jump and splash through the estate. Quarry Bank is a two pawprint rated place.

Visitors walking through the sheltered valley at Lockeridge Dene and Piggledene, near Marlborough, Wiltshire

Alderley Edge 

Alderley Edge is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome at all Cheshire and Wirral countryside sites. Find out how to keep your dog and local wildlife safe and more.

Dog walkers at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Tatton Park 

There are some wonderful walks for you and your dog to enjoy at Tatton Park with over 1,000 acres of ancient parkland for you to explore. Find out where you can and can't take them and what facilities are available at this two pawprint rated place.

Plan a visit to Cheshire and Greater Manchester with your dog

Close-up view of a brown and white dog, held on a lead, with fallen leaves on the ground, at Clent Hills, Worcestershire

Visiting National Trust places with your dog 

If you’re bringing your dog to the places we care for, here’s information on the Canine Code and pawprint rating system to plan your visit.

Dog-walking adventures further afield

Dog at heel sat next to its owner at Studland Bay, Dorset

Dog-friendly places in Liverpool and Lancashire 

Discover Speke Hall's grounds, the woodland at Rufford Old Hall, and the views from Heysham Coast with these dog-friendly places in Liverpool and Lancashire.

Visitors enjoying the view from Claife Viewing Station overlooking Windermere, Lake Disitrict

Dog-friendly places in the Lake District 

The Lake District has plenty of opportunities for you and your dog to explore some wonderful countryside – from the shores of Windermere to the fell tops in Langdale.

Couple walk a brown and white dog on a lead on lush green grass with Fountains Abbey ruins in the background

Dog-friendly places in Yorkshire 

Whether you're planning a day out at a stately home or in the countryside, you and your dog will receive a warm welcome at lots of places across Yorkshire.

Children and dog at Bosherston Lake, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Dog-friendly places in Wales 

From mountains and beaches, to gardens and parklands, find a dog walk in Wales that both you and your four-legged friend will love. Here’s your guide to some of the best dog-friendly places to visit in Wales.

Sunlight shining through the trees in Beeches woodland at Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside

Discover more in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

Great houses and glorious gardens, moorland landscapes and medieval deer parks around Cheshire and Greater Manchester.