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There are areas within North Norfolk where walking your dog is not permitted. There are other areas where you must keep your dog on a lead.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

We have a Public Spaces Protection Order in place to deal with dog control issues. The orders outlines expectations on dog owners in North Norfolk with regards to keeping dogs on leads and excluding dogs from specified areas. A copy of the PSPOs is available to view below along with maps outlining the PSPO areas.

Dogs on beaches

As much as we love dogs here in North Norfolk, there are areas during certain times of the year where they are not welcome, or where they must be walked on a lead. These apply between 1 May and 30 September inclusive and details can be found below. 

Dog Restrictions for Beaches and Promenades including maps and PSPOs

Location Maps where dog restrictions apply PSPOs Dog Exclusion and Dogs on Leads
Bacton PDF PDF
Cromer PDF PDF
Mundesley PDF PDF
Overstrand PDF PDF
Sea Palling PDF PDF
Sheringham PDF PDF
Walcott PDF PDF
West Runton PDF PDF

Dog Restrictions for other public areas

The following documents include maps. Areas outlined in red indicate where dogs are not permitted and areas outlined in blue indicate where dogs must be kept on a lead.

Location Maps where dog restrictions apply
Blakeney Quayside (footpath) PDF
Catfield All Saints Churchyard, School Road PDF
Cromer Town Council Garden, North Lodge Park PDF
Erpingham Community Play Area, The Street PDF
Felbrigg Village Green PDF
Gimingham Playing Field, Hall Road PDF
Holt Cemetery, Cley Road PDF
Holt Playing Field, Kelling Road PDF
Holt Playing Field, Peacock Lane PDF
Holt Recreation Area, Neil Avenue PDF
Holt Memorial Garden, Albert Street PDF
Ludham Playground, High Street PDF
North Walsham Memorial Park Play Area PDF
Paston Playground, Bears Road PDF
Potter Heigham Play Area, Village Hall, School Road PDF
Sculthorpe Playing Field, Moor Lane/Creake Road PDF
Sheringham Cooper Road Play Area PDF
Sheringham Cromer Road Play Area PDF
Sheringham Playground, The Esplanade PDF
Sheringham Sheringham Sports Association, Weybourne Road PDF
Stalham Recreation Ground and Car Park, Recreation Road PDF
Sutton St Michaels Churchyard PDF
Warham Playground and Village Green, Chapel Street PDF
West Raynham Playground, The Street PDF
Wells-next-the-Sea The Quay PDF