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Dogs are very welcome
at Griffon Forest

Fantastic Walks &
Nature Trails

Enjoy exploring our network of woodland trails and walks across the estate from right outside your lodge.  You can plan your route with our map, and why not stop for refreshments at Sandburn Hall!

Stretch your legs further and follow one of our footpaths leading you onto Strensall Common, with a large area of public trails set  in 1600 acres of lowland heath with an SSSI.

Walks Map

Dog Friendly Lodges

You can relax knowing your four legged friend will be comfortable in one of our dog friendly lodges. The spacious open plan living area, allows for plenty of space for a cosy bed and the enclosed outdoor decking means your dog is free to roam around.

Our Lodges

Sports Bar

Located just a short walk away is Sandburn Hall Sports Bar, open 7 days a week serving drinks and light bar snacks. Dogs are welcome on the patio, overlooking the lakes or inside the bar and Griffon Forest guests get 10% off food and drinks.

Sandburn Hall

Tykes Restaurant

For good food made with local produce and a big Yorkshire welcome, take time out to visit Tykes and enjoy the homely surroundings of this barn conversion. The ideal place for lunch, evening meal or just a drink or coffee at the bar. Dog friendly in selected areas.


Local Support

Griffon Forest is ideally located with a number of helpful dog services close by.


To ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay at Griffon Forest and dogs continue to be welcome, please make note of the conditions.

At Griffon Forest we have allocated a number of dog friendly lodges for you to enjoy staying in. Dogs are only welcome in these lodges so please make sure you book the correct lodge. Dogs are not permitted in Hunters lodges.
The charge for dogs to stay is £60 per dog per week & short break. For visitors with multiple dogs we allow a maximum of 2 dogs per lodge.
Dogs are not allowed in bedrooms or on any of the furniture (especially those nice comfy sofas).
Dogs are not to be left unattended in lodges at any time unless secured in a cage. A limited number of cages are available for hire from reception.
Please respect the privacy of other Griffon Forest guests. Dogs have to be kept on a lead around the lodges, as running in to other lodge gardens is not allowed.
Please don’t disturb or chase the wildlife that you may meet on your walks.
Guests are asked to clean up after their dogs, both inside and outside the Lodge. Failure to do so will incur a cleaning charge, deducted from your security bond.
Please note that there may be occasional firework displays on or near our estate throughout the year.

Griffon Forest Four-Legged Friends

Send us a photo of your dog and we will add it to our gallery!