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Care for the Countryside

Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:04

The NFU are highlighting the need to respect, protect, enjoy – use the Countryside Code

As more people enjoy our beautiful countryside you may be aware of reports of litter and fly tipping; farm animals being chased by loose dogs and fires, caused by campfires and BBQs, damaging the landscape.

CPRE Oxfordshire would encourage everyone to follow the Countryside Code when getting outdoors.

The Countryside Code

Respect other people

• Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors

• Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways is 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

Visit the NFU website to read the advice in full, including a ‘Hikers Guide’ to learn more about the landscape.

Visit gov.uk to find out more about the Countryside Code.

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