IMPORTANT COVID-19: All National Trail users need to ensure they are following the latest government rules and guidance

You should read the full advice and restrictions for England, Wales and Scotland before enjoying the outdoors

All you need to know about the Countryside Code then & now

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Helpful advice and guidance for an enjoyable and safe trip on the Trails

Dog Poo & Litter Aware

Please bag dog poo - any public waste bin will do. Take litter home - leave no trace of your visit.

Recycle Aware

Use items responsibly and keep them to recycle. Help keep litter out of our green and blue spaces.

Nature Aware

Protect vulnerable ecosystems by keeping to marked paths and leaving no trace of your visit.

Livestock & Wildlife Aware

Leave farm and wild animals undisturbed. Keep dogs on leads around livestock.

Fire Aware

If in doubt don't light. BBQs and camp fires are only permitted in limited areas. Check first.

Pedestrian Aware

Be nice, share the space. Waymarking arrows will help identify routes for different users.

Cycle Aware

Remember to give way to pedestrians and horse riders.

Car Aware

Park with consideration by not blocking access points, driveways or accessible bays.

Motorcycle Aware

Park with consideration by not blocking access points, driveways or accessible bays.

In England

Follow the Countryside Code and help protect our green and blue spaces when enjoying the outdoors.
















In Wales

Follow the Countryside Code – A guide to enjoying parks and waterways, coast and countryside.

Follow the Trail Users Code for information on types of access available to all users on foot, by bicycle & horse, or by motorised vehicle.

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Follow the Dog Walking Code for an owner’s guide to having a great and responsible time outdoors with your pet.

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