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Dogs at Snowshill

Assistance dog with owner at Croome, Worcestershire
Assistance Dog | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Due to the formal gardens, narrow paths and available facilities, only assistance and support dogs are able to join you on your visit.

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.

Snowshill Manor and Garden is rated assistance dogs only.

This means, unless your dog helps to facilitate your visit, please leave them at home or in another safe place during your visit.

Where can my dog go at Snowshill Manor and Garden?

Only assistance dogs are allowed to access the Snowshill Manor and Garden. Assistance and support dogs are welcome in all areas. Please help by making sure they're wearing their hi-vis harness at all times.

What facilities are available for dogs?

A water bowl can be found near Visitor Reception - just let the team know if it needs topping up.

Canine Code

To make sure that everyone has an enjoyable day, please follow our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs (and take extra care on cliff paths)
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by

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