This is why we don’t allow dogs or other pets.
We are a wild campsite. We are surrounded by wild creatures and wilderness.
There is a huge effort for conservation in and around the Brickyard and the wider Holkham estate. There are game keepers who strive to ensure a well balanced diversity of species and habitat. We at the brickyard do all we can to support these excellently qualified and ecologically driven individuals who work so hard to maintain the local environment. Many of the practices employed for conservation are defined through decades of experience as well as the latest thinking on preserving biodiversity and countryside health.
The game keepers set traps for predators like foxes. The traps they set are harmless to humans but can be very bad news for dogs. We used to allow people to bring their dogs but there are too many possibilities of things that can go wrong, lost dogs, dogs chasing rabbits through other camps as well as the potential for something even worse.
We thought long and hard about our decision and after a risk assessment it was determined that, for the safety of the family pet, we cannot allow dogs on the site.
Many campers find alternative arrangements for their dog or dogs.
We hope you can come if you can leave the dogs behind.