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Dog Walkers Guidelines

A few guidelines for happy dog walking in Tatton Park!Dog in parkland - scott morton - ok to use

Dog walking has a long history at Tatton Park, and dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Please read these guidelines to help make a day in the park a pleasure for all our visitors.

  • We welcome dogs in the Parkland and Stableyard courtyard under close control. If your pet obeys commands, short periods of off lead away from livestock and wildlife is allowed. If in doubt, please keep your dog on a lead as the Parkland contains deer, livestock and wildlife all year round, as well as vehicles regularly entering and exiting the park.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets, apart from assistance dogs, in the Gardens, Tatton Meres, Play Area, Mansion, Old Hall, shops and restaurants. In some clearly-signed areas, including the Farm and parts of the Parkland, dogs must remain on a lead.
  • Please clear up after your dog. Two dog waste bins are provided near the Knutsford Entrance and one near the Dog Wood Entrance. Alternatively, please take your dog waste bags away with you to dispose of responsibly elsewhere.
  • A maximum of 4 dogs per person is permitted in the Park to ensure they can be kept under appropriate levels of control at all times.
  • Dogs should not be encouraged to bathe or paddle in the Meres, or any Tatton Park waters, for conservation and health and safety reasons. Blue-green algae is present and toxic blooms, which can be harmful to your pet, can occur at any time.


Please note:  A “Public Spaces Protection Order” is in force at Tatton Park.

This means it is an offence not to clean up after your dog and dispose of dog faeces in a bin. A fine of £1,000 can be imposed.  Also, you must bring your dog under close control, or place it on a lead, if requested to do so by Estate staff, or another authorised officer. In extreme cases, you and your dog might be asked to leave the park.

Our dog walking policy is reviewed regularly and the guidelines above help to ensure this activity continues in a safe and sensible way for pets, their owners and other visitors.

In case of EMERGENCY contact Duty Ranger: 07768 154884