Visiting with your dog
One of the many joys of visiting Compton Verney is to walk your dog.
Here are some tips for visiting that will ensure that you, your dog and other visitors can enjoy our beautiful park, whilst still protecting our wonderfully biodiverse landscape.
Dog Walkers’ Code of Conduct
- Well-behaved dogs are welcome on short leads. Longer leads can be used in the Old Town Meadow, but please be conscious of the wildlife, particularly around the lakeside.
- Please don’t let your dog swim in the lake for their health, and so as not to disturb wildlife.
- We have a map outlining where you can walk your dog. Out of respect for other visitors, please do not bring your dog into the Forest School, Playground or Sandpit areas, and avoid the Ice House Coppice it is a protected wildlife habitat area.
- Only assistance dogs are allowed in the House and Galleries, due to the fragile nature of the items on display, and for the enjoyment of other visitors.
- Only assistance dogs are permitted on our shuttle bus from the car park to the main house.
- Please do not leave your dog in your car at any time. If a dog is left in a car and appears distressed we will inform the relevant authorities.
- There are posts where dogs can be left outside at the rear of the House for short trips to the café, shop or toilets.
- If you want to visit the Galleries and Exhibitions, please come back another time and leave your dog to snooze at home.
- Please pick up after your dog and carry waste bags with you until you see a dog waste bin.
- Dog drinking stations are available near the Welcome Centre and at the rear of the House. Please ask a member of staff if you have difficulty locating them, or they need topping up.
- For the enjoyment of all we prefer that you only have one dog per person, but will allow a maximum of two.
Please note, during the winter we use salt on the paths, which may cause irritation to dogs.
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