We want to make sure that everyone has a great experience when visiting Marks Hall Estate, and that includes our four-legged friends!

Each Monday-Friday during normal opening hours in our summer season (April - October), well behaved dogs and their owners can visit the Arboretum, as well as the woodland walks, as part of our normal admission price.

To make sure all visitors have a great experience when they visit Marks Hall Estate, make sure to read and follow our doggy code of conduct.

Other areas to walk your dog at Marks Hall Estate

At weekends you can exercise your dog on our various woodland walks. These trails vary in length from 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 Estate manages and maintains these beautiful and ancient woodlands.

We 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 three dog bins located on these routes.

All 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.

Frequently asked questions

Why can’t dogs be walked in the Arboretum at weekends?
We regularly welcome dogs and owners onto our woodland walks (included in our normal admission price) of which we have three routes that can be explored. Woof Weekdays is a trial venture inside the Arboretum so that we can assess how dog owners use the space and how the environment adapts to dogs interacting with the unique landscape.

Why can’t dogs be taken into the Orchard Kitchen?
Unfortunately, we currently don’t allow dogs to be taken into the Orchard Kitchen for hygiene reasons and restrictions on the use of the space. We do however have outdoor seating for owners and their dogs, and food and drink can be taken outside to be enjoyed with your pet.