Bradgate Park is a deer park with 830 acres of accessible parkland to explore and a great location for taking your dog. The park varies from rugged areas with rocky outcrops to a hard carriageway beside the river. The highest point is marked by Old John Tower and the Yeomanry War Memorial, whilst lower down, you have the ruins of Bradgate House, the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for Nine Days in 1553.
The Visitor Centre is in the heart of the Park at the Deer Barns, where you will also find toilets and a Cafe that, although it does not allow dogs, does have takeaway options.
Bradgate Park asks dogs to be kept on a lead in the lower section of the Park (between the River Lin, across the carriageway up to the Middle Wall). It has clear markers to identify where pets can be let off the lead, provided they are controlled effectively.
Water bowls can be found at the Cafe and Visitor Centre. Alternatively, the water from the River Lin is fresh and cool and can be paddled in and drank from, whilst pets remain on the lead.
This is a large park and has three car park options, with Newtown Linford and Cropston being at either end of the carriageway:
- Newtown Linford car park use postcode: LE6 0HB
- Old John car park use postcode: LE6 0AH
- Cropston car park use postcode: LE7 7HQ