Visiting Hanbury Hall with your dog
With nearly 400 acres of parkland to explore, there’s lots of space for dog walks through woodland and open fields at Hanbury. Choose from three signposted walking routes and find plenty of facilities in the stableyard to help keep your dog refreshed. Please keep dogs on leads at all times, and follow the Canine Code.
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.
Hanbury Hall is a two pawprint rated place.
These places have water bowls, dog bins and dog-friendly walks. You’ll be able to take your dog into some areas, but not everywhere. If there’s a food and beverage outlet, you can have a cup of tea with them, probably outside. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.
Where can I go with my dog?
We love dogs at Hanbury and they are welcome on leads in the forecourt, stableyard, courtyard, parkland and inside the Stables Café.
The park is home to lots of wildlife ranging from the common field mouse to magnificent birds of prey, as well as farm animals grazing in the parkland. Therefore, we ask that your dog is kept on a lead and under close control at all times.
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
Where can't my dog go?
Assistance dogs only in the Formal Gardens, the Courtyard Kitchen and the Hall.
Facilities available for my dog
You can find water bowls at the visitor reception and café areas. Taps are located in the Stableyard and at the back of the Hall. If you can’t find a dog bowl, please ask a member of staff – we’re happy to help.
There are plenty of dog waste bins around the grounds and stableyard for you to use, so please bring plenty of poo bags and clean up after your dog. Thank you.
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.
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Relax and enjoy a bite to eat after exploring Hanbury Hall in the Courtyard Kitchen and the Stables Cafe.
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