Visiting Winkworth Arboretum with your dog

Dog walking at Ashridge Herts in winter

Your four-legged friend is welcome to explore Winkworth Arboretum all year round. To help all our visitors have the best possible visit, we simply ask that you adhere to the Countryside Code and keep your dog on a lead at all times.

Where can my dog go?

Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome anywhere in the arboretum. 

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. Unfortunately we're unable to provide dog waste bins, but there is a waste bin outside the tea-room if needed.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by

Animal welfare

Winkworth is home to a wide variety of native animals, including the beautiful roe deer. You can help look after the arboretum's precious wildlife by keeping your dog on a short lead and under close control.

As advised by the RSPCA, please don't leave your dog unattended in a car at any time during the year.

The tea-room

Dogs are welcome in the large seating area outside the tea-room, where we offer a bowl of water so they can enjoy a relaxing drink too.