National Trust treasures in North Norfolk

National Trust treasures in North Norfolk

It's not just about the beaches!

If you follow us on social, you would have seen the many amazing beaches, but what you might not know is how much more Norfolk has to offer! People are always surprised when they visit just how many places are dog friendly, including some of our National Trust properties.

Two of our favourite historical gems are Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Estate – both who will welcome you and your dogs. As you would probably expect, there are a few rules when it comes to having dogs around, and we’ve listed them below so that you can plan your trip without any surprises.

Felbrigg Estate

March 1st- August 1st dogs have to be kept on lead because of bird breeding season, outside of those dates, dogs have the run of the estate gardens, lake and 520-acres of woodland with rolling parks. Although dogs aren’t allowed in the house or the formal gardens,      they are welcomed with open arms in the Squire’s Pantry where they can relax in the courtyard and even enjoy a doggie treat or two from the shop.

@FelbriggHallNT: “We love dogs here at Felbrigg, and we want to keep them happy and healthy… we have plenty of shady spots on the estate to sit or walk, and there are water bowls dotted around our main visitor areas so they can stay hydrated.”

Poo bags are available in reception and there are dog bins in the main car park and two smaller car parks, as well as at the start of the Victory V walk.

Blickling Estate

Again, dogs have the run of the parks, woods, lakeside walk and various rights of way at Blickling Estate. Although they don’t need to be on lead, there is livestock around so if your dog likes to explore out of your site, or is a chaser, probably best to keep them on lead to be on the safe side.

For safety, they should be kept on a lead in car parks [I really hope so, this should be common sense!]. If you fancy doing the lakeside walk, it’s worth noting that it can be busy, and there is lots of livestock there too - also there is fishing on the east side of the lake and at the dam wall so be aware that there could be fish hooks lying around.

For those who fancy more of a run than a walk with their furry friend, there are regular parkruns and Trust10 runs at the Estate. Dogs can join in, provided they are on a fixed lead no longer than 1.8m (which rules out the majority of waist leads). They should also run at the back or sides of the running pack, to avoid tripping up other runners.

As you might expect, dogs are also welcome at the Blickling Estate café, where there are plenty of canine treats, including specially formulated doggy ice cream to help combat the hot summer weather.