We welcome walkers and ramblers to our grounds throughout the year. Public footpaths weave across the Ampleforth Valley and can be followed using an OS Howardian Hills and Malton map. Please be aware that routes includes some uneven and narrow footpath along the lake sides, so please do take care.
Dogs are very welcome on the Ampleforth Abbey grounds, but please make sure that they stay close by you on a lead at all times. There is a vast amount of space beyond the stream in the middle of the valley, where your dog can exercise in complete freedom. When you come in to any of the buildings on site, please leave your dog to enjoy the fresh air, as unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs indoors, with the exception of dogs to assist deaf and blind guests. Please also respect the school playing fields, which are for the use of the school only.