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National Trust sites in Kent launch Pooch Passport for walking your dog

Six dog-friendly National Trust sites in Kent have launched a special passport to encourage pet owners to visit with their dogs.

The sites across the county, stretching from Sevenoaks to Dover, have launched the Pooch Passport where dog owners can get it stamped once they and their dogs have completed a walk.

Picture: National Trust/Chris Lacey
Picture: National Trust/Chris Lacey

When they have visited all six of the sites over the winter, their furry friends will get a special treat.

The passport runs between November and February and can be stamped at Chartwell in Westerham; Emmetts Garden near Sevenoaks; Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst; Ightham Mote near Borough Green; Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the White Cliffs of Dover.

The trust wants visitors to explore the estates which offer cross-country walks all year round from fields to wooded hill tops and along coastal pathways.

Rachel Forsyth, National Trust dogs welcome project manager, said: "Pooch passports have been available at a few places in the South West in the past couple of years and we are really keen to see how popular these are at other places across the country.

Take your dog for a National Trust walk Picture: National Trust/John Millar
Take your dog for a National Trust walk Picture: National Trust/John Millar

"We are always looking at how we can improve the experience people can have with their dogs at our places."

To find out how to get your passport and get it stamped over the next four months, go to nationaltrust.org.uk/kent-pooch-passport.

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Walk your dog in a dog-friendly National Trust site Picture: National Trust/James Dobson
Walk your dog in a dog-friendly National Trust site Picture: National Trust/James Dobson

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