Top Tips from the Countryside Code
Natural England are promoting their top tips from the Countryside Code. The aim is to help people get more enjoyment from the countryside using the Countryside Code for guidance. We are asked to please respect the working life of the countryside, as our actions can affect people's livelihoods, our heritage, and the safety and welfare of animals and ourselves.
Give wild and farm animals space: Wild animals and farm animals can behave unpredictably if you get too close, especially if they’re with their young – so give them plenty of space.
Find out more, see Protect plants and animals and take your litter home.
Crossing Fields: In fields where crops are growing, follow the paths wherever possible.
Find out more, see Leave gates and property as you find them.
Dog Walking: Keep dogs under close control but, if a farm animal chases you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead – don’t risk getting hurt by trying to protect it.
Find out more, see Keep dogs under close control.