Smeaton Estate, East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DT
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Things you need to know

and what we expect of you during your visit

  • The booking is for 50 minutes exclusive use of the Dogwood.
  • There is 10 minutes between you and the next booking.
  • There must be at least one responsible adult and a maximum of 4 dogs per session. If you want to bring more dogs, this will incur an additional fee.
  • This is a rough dirt track and you need to ensure to have appropriate footwear for all weather conditions.
  • You can access to the Dogwood by using a code that will be provided by an email once you make your booking.
  • The Dogwood is unmanned and we ask you to respect the wild nature of the environment. You must collect and dispose of your dog’s poo in the bin provided. Do not leave any rubbish behind.
  • While we fully expect your walk to be both enjoyable and fun, we are not able to inspect between every booking. If you encounter any problems or mess left behind by previous walkers please do let us know as soon as possible.
  • There is no artificial lighting so please bring a torch if required.
  • The Dogwood is surrounded by a 6 foot high secure fence. The bottom half is covered by chicken or shade netting.


Features of the walk

At the start, there is a covered bench area where you can prepare for your walk.

There is a rough track through the woods that you can follow and also you are free to
explore the Dogwood away from the track.

This is an interesting sensory environment for your dog to explore and sniff throughout
the woodland, helping to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing for both of you.

There is a bench at the far end of the wood; it’s a perfect place to rest and enjoy the
view before heading back.

Once you reach the gate, you will find a bin to dispose of any dog poo and make use of
the covered area to dry your dog and get ready to go home.
The Dogwood covers an area of just over one hectare and is about 400m long and 30m wide.