It now includes ‘don’t have BBQs or fires‘ as well as ‘check what facilities are open‘ and ‘obey social distancing measures‘.
Whether you’re enjoying our countryside as a walker, cyclist or horse rider, please follow the Countryside Code in order to respect others and protect our natural environment…and have a BBQ at home!
The Countryside Code:
Respect other people
- Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
- Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways are clear
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow
Protect the natural environment
- Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
- Don’t have BBQs or fires
- Keep dogs under effective control*
- Dog poo – bag it and bin it
Enjoy the outdoors
- Plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
- Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures
* Dogs: A local note –
- Dogs can disturb farm animals, people and wild life. By law your dog has to have a short lead in the country side.
- If you’re on a public foot path your dog can have no lead only if he’s under control.
- If your dog scares or injures a farmer’s animal they are entitled to shoot it if they want.
- If you’re being chased by the farmer’s animals, let your dog off; don’t protect it.
- Make sure your dog does not disturb nesting birds.
- By law and for safety, clear up dog poo because it carries disease.
- Do NOT hang bags of poo on fences, gates, trees or bushes. You take it to the nearest bin.
- Please follow the code and please, keep your dog under control. Thank you 🙂