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Visiting Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant with your dog

Visitors with child and dog pointing and smiling on the bridge at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, Wales
Visitors on the bridge at Ty Mawr Wybrnant | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Learn about an important chapter in the history of the Welsh language whilst exploring the grounds of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and wider Cwm Wybrnant valley with your dog. So that everyone can feel safe whilst visiting we ask that you keep your dog on a lead. Please be aware there are also livestock grazing in neighbouring fields. There are no bins onsite so please come prepared to take your dog mess home with you.

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.

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant 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 in Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant?

You’re welcome to explore the grounds of the farmhouse, which includes a small garden, picnic areas and stream, with your dog on a lead.

The farmhouse itself will be open on the first Sunday of the month from April to October and well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on the ground floor.

Facilities are limited, the toilets are open when the farmhouse is open. There are no bins onsite so please come prepared to take your dog mess home with you.

There is livestock grazing in the nearby fields and you may encounter ponies from the neighbouring trekking stables, so please keep your dog on a lead.

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
A dilapidated farmhouse with stone bridge in front of it at Ty Mawr Wybrnant

Discover more at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant

Find out when Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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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