Parking in the Countryside
When you go to the countryside, you
will often use your car. However, when you want to go for a walk, you need
to find somewhere safe to park.
For your safety, and the safety and
convenience of others, please:
Never park on blind bends
Do not park in "Passing Places" on
single track roads
Do not park in a way that will obstruct
Do not park in field gateways - the
farmer may wish to access the field
Do not park in pub/shop car parks unless
you are using that facility
Never park in a cycle lane or on the
In order to protect the environment,
Do not park on the grass at the side of
the road if there is an alternative.
Do not park on village greens.
Do not park a vehicle that leaks oil
anywhere near a stream.
When getting out of the car, always watch
out for other road users and pedestrians before opening the door. Don't sit
blocking a pavement with your door while you put your boots on.
If you park on a steep hill, always leave
the car in gear (or P on an automatic).
Many villages, Newtown Linford being a
good example, are fast turning into car parks. If you are parking in a village,
please make sure that you are not going to cause problems for the residents, and
those who work in the village. Please don't obstruct driveways, pavements, etc.
Whilst Leicestershire does not suffer the
same problems as the Peak district and Lake District when it comes to parking,
it is still important to bear these simple guidelines in mind.