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Visiting Moseley Old Hall with your dog

Dog walking on a lead
Dog walking | © National Trust Images

Dogs are welcome in the outdoor spaces at Moseley Old Hall all year round. To ensure that everybody has an enjoyable day out at Moseley, we ask that you please keep your four legged friends on leads, clean up after them and follow 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.

Moseley Old Hall 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 Moseley Old Hall?

Dogs are welcome in all outdoor spaces at Moseley Old Hall, including the gardens, woodlands and meadows. They can also be taken into Visitor Reception, which also houses the secondhand bookshop, and downstairs in the tearoom. Only assistance dogs are permitted upstairs in the tearoom or in any area of the house.

What facilities are available for dogs?

There are water bowls located near to Visitor Reception, the barnyard and the Cartshed Kiosk. You will also find bins to dispose of dog waste around these areas.

What do I need to be aware of?

There are play areas for children dotted throughout the outdoor spaces at Moseley and we ask that you keep your dogs on a short lead to ensure that everybody can enjoy these spaces.

There is very limited shade on the car park and so we advise against leaving 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
Father and son in the orchard at Moseley Old Hall, Staffordshire

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Our partners


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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