Admission & Parking

General admission to the English National Sheep Dog Trials is £5 per person per day, with 12's and under receiving free entry when accompanied by an adult.

Society members will gain free entry upon presentation of their 2021 membership badge.
Failure to present your membership badge will unfortunately result in a general admission fee of £5 being charged daily.


While we hope to welcome everyone, and especially our members, if capacity is met, entry will be denied until capacity is reduced. 
Hostility or negativity towards gate stewards and non-COVID compliance will not be tollerated and may be refused entry. 


Car parking is free for this event. 

The trials field plan is currently being updated and will be posted very shortly. This will show the access points and parking areas. In the interests of safety and to keep traffic flowing as freely as possible, it is important to follow the signage, and the instructions of the stewards at all times.

The only people permitted to bring vehicles onto the trials field itself are the caterers, officials (including stewards), competitors, members (Dovedale and ISDS) and those with disabled badges in their windscreens. Separate car parks have been designated for each group.

ALL other vehicles must be parked on the Public Car Park.

On entering the field those in the above categories must show their badges and either use their NHS App to register their arrival or provide a signed Covid 19 declaration form. To save time on the day, a copy of the form can be printed off this website, completed and signed to hand over on arrival. Only under 12’s are not required to do this.

Those members of the public with online tickets will simply need to hand these in when entering the trials field. Nothing more is needed.

Those who buy tickets on the gate will be required to complete and sign a Covid 19 declaration. To save time, a copy can be printed off, completed, signed and handed over when paying for admission. Again, the under 12’s are not required to do this.