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The Countryside Code

Your guide and rules for visiting the countryside
Goode Walks and The Countryside Code

All our walkers need to familiarise themselves with The Countryside Code and their responsibilities as visitors to the outdoors.

The Countryside Code
  • be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • leave gates and property as you find them
  • do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • be nice, say hello, share the space
  • follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
  • take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy the outdoors
  • check your route and local conditions
  • plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory

Download a copy of The Countryside Code

Goode Walks would like everyone joining them on a walk or activity in the great outdoors to come ready prepared, by downloading and reading The Countryside Code.

As well as the basic principles outlined above, there is also government advice on how to interact with farming, livestock and wild animals; as well as on travel and parking in the countryside.

Be nice, say hello, share the space