Countryside Code

Advice for the public

  • Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • KeepĀ dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

Advice for land managers

Know your rights, responsibilities and liabilities

  • Where can people go on your land?
  • What rules apply to people while they are on your land?
  • What are your rights and responsibilities towards people on your land?

Make it easy for visitors to act responsibly

  • How can you help people get access to your land responsibly and keep to the Countryside Code?
  • What help and advice can you get?

Identify possible threats to visitors’ safety

  • Are there any risks to the safety of people on your land, and how can you deal with these risks?