The Countryside Code
The countryside code is a set of guidelines to follow when walking (or for that matter doing anything else) in the countryside. If you follow the code, it helps to protect the environment, and makes life easier for other walkers, and for the people who live and work in the countryside.
Enjoy the countryside and respect it's live and work
Guard against all risk of fire
Leave gates as you find them*
Keep your dogs under close control
Keep to public paths across farmland
Use gates and stiles to cross fences hedges and walls
Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
Take your litter home or bin it
Avoid polluting the air or water
Protect wildlife, plants and trees
* see the article entitled "Gates"
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