golden retriver dog leaping through a tyre on a dog agility course on a meadow in nene parkDogs are welcome everywhere within Nene Park and there are some wonderful walks available for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.

Ferry Meadows offers the chance for dogs to stretch their legs on our meadows, try their paw at the dog agility course, enjoy a woodland walk and even do a spot of shopping at the Visitor Centre, which is dog-friendly and offers a range of pooch products.

Thorpe Meadows and Orton Mere are also great locations to enjoy with your dog.

As of September 2023, we have introduced a trial where we ask visitors to keep their dogs on leads on certain paths in the centre of Ferry Meadows. Please see the map below where the purple paths are 'dogs on leads' paths. The trial is running until the end of October 2023. Please feel free to email your thoughts on the trial to [email protected]

On all other paths we do ask that you keep your dog in sight and in close control at all times and do not allow your dog to approach other park users uninvited. We also ask that you keep your dog on the lead near the water's edge during nesting season to avoid the disturbance to wildlife and their young.

The outer edges of Ferry Meadows and the Rural Estate to the west offer countryside walks and the chance for your dog to take a dip along the river. Please note that we have livestock grazing in this area so it is important to keep your dog on the lead when livestock is near. 

Always clean up after your dog, using the correct bins provided and please don't leave your dog unattended in your vehicle on warm days.

To ensure that you, your dog and all visitors can enjoy their visit, please be aware of our Park Code which includes a section on dogs in the Park.

Please also follow the new Dog Walking Code, created by Natural England, the Kennel Club, National Farmers’ Union and others. This is a simple, ten-point guide which aims to ensure safe and happy walks with your dog, and to avoid causing problems for others.