Well behaved dogs are welcome at Marks Hall on all our Woodland Walks. However, the Arboretum, a 200 acre area within the deer fence that includes our tree collection, is a dog-free zone. We have trees from all over the temperate world, with many rare and unusual plants, the presence of large numbers of dogs could be very damaging to the special species that we are growing and protecting here.

Our Woodland Walks vary in length from about ¾ of a mile to 2½ miles. We have three circular routes: the red walk, the yellow walk and the blue walk so there is plenty of variation for dog walkers. Marks Hall manages and maintains these beautiful and ancient woodlands. You can find out more here. We politely ask that dogs should be kept under control at all times and it is the owner’s responsibility to clear up after them. There are 3 dog bins located on these routes.

All our visitors and dog walkers alike must pay the admission fees at the Kiosk, or join as members, unless they are passing through the public footpath section on foot.

We only allow assistance dogs inside the Visitors Centre. There are plenty of picnic tables located directly outside of the Visitor Centre that will allow dog owners a picturesque place to enjoy a cup of tea, slice of cake or a light lunch.