Pawprint rating

in partnership with the National Trust

Together with our partners the National Trust, we've developed the 'pawprint rating' as part of our Dogs Welcome project, which aims to make it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged-friend arrive. The new pawprint rating system gives all the places the National Trust cares for a rating, which is shown in their 2022 handbook.

Pawprint rating

Pawprint ratings

The new pawprint rating system gives some of our favourite places the National Trust cares for, a rating from one to three. Look out for more information on the ratings in the 2022 handbook.

Standard: One pawprint

Dogs are welcome here, but facilities are limited. They’ll be able to stretch their legs in the car park and walk in the nearby open spaces, depending on the season.

Good: Two pawprints

These places have water bowls, dog bins and dog-friendly walks. You’ll be able to take your dog into some areas, but not everywhere. If there’s a food and beverage outlet, you can have a cup of tea with them, probably outside.

Best: Three pawprints

Three pawprints shows the very best places you can visit for a day with your dog. You’ll be able to take your dog to most areas, including indoors for a cup of tea and a treat. There’ll be clearly signed dog zones and dog-friendly experiences.


Find out more our the Dogs Welcome project and our partnership with the National Trust here.