With Christmas fast approaching, is is likely that we will all get outside, and take in some fantastic walks on The Sandstone Ridge.
It is probably worth reminding everyone, therefore, about the 'The Countryside Code'.
The 'Countryside Code' applies to all parts of the countryside in England and Wales, aiming to help everyone to respect, protect and enjoy the outdoors.
It is equally important when walking across farms in the locality, mindful that our farmers are going about their business with their livestock. For example, keep out of the way when farm animals are being gathered or moved and follow directions from the farmer.
- Please respect the local community and other people using the outdoors. Remember your actions can affect people's lives and livelihoods.
- We all have a responsibility to protect the countryside now and for future generations, so make sure you don't harm animals, birds, plants or trees and try to leave no trace of your visit. When out with your dog make sure it is not a danger or nuisance to farm animals, horses, wildlife or other people.
- Even when going out locally, it's best to get the latest information about where and when you can go. For example, your rights to go onto some areas of open access land and coastal land may be restricted in particular places at particular times. Find out as much as you can about where you are going, plan ahead and follow advice and local signs.
To view The Countryside Code online, then CLICK HERE
We have also reproduced a number of our leaflets on our site.
There is something to please everyone in terms of time, distance and degree of difficulty.
For more information CLICK HERE