We love green open fields. We love fantastic forests. We love beautiful lakes and wandering rivers. Basically, it’s safe to say we love the countryside. But there is a fine line between enjoying the countryside safely and upsetting its precious harmony. The Countryside Code helps keep our beautiful natural environment protected while the public enjoy everything we have here.
The Countryside Code is split into three main categories. Respect. Protect. Enjoy.
For 70 years the Countryside Code has been guiding us on how to protect our outdoor spaces, and it's still as important as ever.— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) April 1, 2021
Read the updated #CountrysideCode: https://t.co/ggYuk5LHHh#RespectProtectEnjoy pic.twitter.com/6dfxi5SWkh
Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside. Your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.
We all have a responsibility to protect our countryside and open spaces for current and future generations. Care for nature - do not cause damage or disturbance.
The outdoors is great for our wellbeing. It is a place for relaxation, peacefulness and activity. Whatever you like to do outdoors, you will enjoy it more if you prepare in advance.
“Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory!”
Be inspired to do more and go further by equipping yourself with the best tools for the job. Our maps are built on 220 years of experience - we keep walkers, runners, cyclists and more safe in the great outdoors all year round.
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