Shipton Gorge Parish Council

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The Countryside Code

When walking in the country you should know the countryside code:
  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Fasten all gates.
  • 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.
  • Help keep all water clean.
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
  • Take special care on country roads.
  • Make no unnecessary noise.
The official website for the Countryside Code and maps of Open Access land in England is www.naturalengland.org.uk