Skip to main content

No results found

Waterperry web banner2 f2suhd
What's On, Living

National Trust Pooch Passport

divider
Dog eating

Dogs and their owners are being encouraged to explore the top National Trust places for dog days out, with the arrival of the new Pooch Passport.

Launched in partnership with natural pet food maker Forthglade, the Pooch Passport has been unveiled exclusively at 29 National Trust places across London and the South East, including Cliveden, Stowe, Basildon Park, Greys Court, Hughenden and Waddesdon.

The 29 places have been specially selected because they have been awarded a two pawprint or three pawprint rating, which means that they provide good or very good facilities for visiting dogs. This may include dog-washing areas, drinking stations, dog zones in cafés, waste bins and downloadable walks for dog walkers. Pawprint ratings can be found on property web pages and in the National Trust Handbook.

From 1 September 2023 to 29 February 2024 dogs who enjoy walks at participating properties can have their Pooch Passports stamped. Once they have collected unique stamps from six different places they’ll receive a special Forthglade treat. And if they visit 12 locations they’ll receive a second Forthglade treat.

National Trust Dogs Welcome Project Manager Ceinwen Paynton: “We’re delighted to be able to say ‘thank you’ to our dog-loving supporters in London and the South East with our Pooch Passport, developed in partnership with Forthglade. We know how much it means to people to be able to bring their dogs when they visit our places and not leave them home alone. Our paw print rating makes it easy to plan a visit with your dog, and the Pooch Passport provides the perfect reason to explore new places with them.

“However, we’re also aware that not everyone loves dogs. Our Pooch Passport includes Canine Code tips to help dogs and their owners behave responsibly and courteously, and the access information provided by the pawprint rating will be of help to all our visitors.”

Bucks resident, Koda, a cavapoo and his owner Emma were two of the first to snap up a Pooch Passport at their local National Trust place, Stowe Gardens: "Stowe is ideal for exercising and playing with Koda. We feel very welcome there; there’s loads of dog-friendly space to roam in - on the lead of course. The facilities are also really good with dog waste bins and water bowls, and I recently heard there’s a monthly dog walk to socialise with other dog owners and even a dog wash and dog first aid kits. It’s great that there’s an area for dogs next to the cafe inside so that we can get a drink or some lunch after our walk. The Pooch Passport is a great idea and it'll definitely get us exploring further afield!”

For more information about where dogs can go at the places we look after, there’s a dedicated web article for dog owners on the website of each property.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

RECOMMENDED

Greenlands   Mother s Day Afternoon Tea   Social Media Posts 1 ek4jl1
Thu 22 Feb 2024

You can now book afternoon tea for Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March 2024 between 3pm and 5pm at our Heyworth Restaurant within the Greenlands Hotel estate.

56617dd6 eae8 311b 58f7 5376e1ceed78 gub9xx
Thu 22 Feb 2024

The Game Fair and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are proud to announce the extension of their partnership, underlining the commitment of both organisations to conservation, education and awareness.

44ccc1ec 6fb3 9fd9 ee9a 7f80b2f8a322 zbvvq4
Thu 22 Feb 2024

The largest annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits, The Game Fair (26 – 28 July 2024) announces its joint official charities, The Country Food Trust and Tackling Minds.

38902bf6 079a ab4f bc0f ba31d14a241d hlpk0b
Thu 22 Feb 2024

The Game Fair makes its return to Blenheim Palace from 26-28 July 2024. The annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits, and the Great British Countryside features everything from fishing, fantastic food and family activities to shooting, shopping and super VIP glamping.