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Visiting Lansallos with your dog

Dog looking out to see at St Agnes Head
Dog walks in Cornwall | © Tam Hill

Dogs are welcome at Lansallos all year round and there are plenty of places to walk with your four-legged friend. Please help to keep Lansallos enjoyable for people and safe for nature by keeping your dog on a short lead, cleaning up after them, and following the guidance below.

Our pawprint rating system

We’ve been working on making it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged friend arrive. To help with this, we've created a new pawprint rating system and given all the places in our care a rating. You can find this information in the National Trust members’ handbook.

Lansallos is a one pawprint rated place.

Dogs are welcome here, but facilities are limited. They’ll be able to stretch their legs in the car park and walk in the nearby open spaces, depending on the season. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.

Where can my dog go at Lansallos?

Dogs are welcome across the whole area. However, the campsite in the village is for people staying at the campsite only, so please stick to the footpaths near here.

What do I need to be aware of?

Lansallos is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, both on land and in the sea. With this in mind we ask visitors to keep your dog on a short lead to keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum. You'll still be able to enjoy a good walk around the village, woodlands, coast path, and beaches.

The car park offers limited shade so do not leave your pet in the car.

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
View of the coastline at Lansallos, Cornwall, on a moody day

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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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