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Visiting Little Moreton Hall with your dog

Dog on a lead in the grounds at Attingham Park, Shropshire.
What to know about bringing your dog before you visit Little Moreton Hall | © ©National Trust Images/John Millar

Little Moreton Hall welcomes assistance dogs throughout the property, but access to other dogs is limited.

Where can my dog go?

Dogs are welcome on leads on the front lawn, car park areas and the open area outside the moat.

Where can’t my dog go?

Owing to the size of Little Moreton Hall and the fact that it is a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Monument, only assistance dogs may come across the moat to the hall, courtyard and garden.

Visitors standing outside the south front of Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
Visitors standing outside the south front of Little Moreton Hall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

The Canine Code

We’ve worked with our partner Forthglade to come up with this Canine Code, which helps to make sure everyone can enjoy their day:

  • Keep them close: using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. But if cattle approach you, it's best to let your dog off the lead, and call them back when it's safe to do so.
  • Pick up the poo: please always clear up after your dog. If you can't find a bin nearby, take the poo bags home with you.
  • Watch the signs: keep an eye on local signs and notices wherever you're walking. They'll tell you if a beach has a dog ban, for instance, or if a path has been diverted, or if you're in an area where dogs can run off-lead.
  • Stay on the ball: remember that not everyone loves dogs, and some people fear them. So make sure your dog doesn't run up to other people, especially children.

Keeping control of your dog

Our definition of close or effective control is: ​

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice, this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock or wildlife, or if you are asked to use one

Facilities available for my dog

There is a water bowl on the bridge at the entrance to Little Moreton Hall.

Looking through an archway sided by panels with stained-glass windows into the inner courtyard at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. The decorative black-and-white exterior of the Tudor house is visible on the other side of the courtyard, which has light gravel on the ground.

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Find out when Little Moreton Hall is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Forthglade

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so that you and your dog can get even more out of the special places we care for.

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