Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Countryside Code: 5. Consider Other People

A series of posts relating to the Countryside Code as published by Natural England to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.

Consider other people

Showing consideration and respect for other people makes the countryside a pleasant environment for everyone - at home, at work and at leisure.
  •  Busy traffic on small country roads can be unpleasant and dangerous to local people, visitors and wildlife - so slow down and, where possible, leave your vehicle at home, consider sharing lifts and use alternatives such as public transport or cycling. For public transport information, visit the Traveline websiteexternal link .
  • Respect the needs of local people - for example, don't block gateways, driveways or other entry points with your vehicle.
  • Keep out of the way when farm animals are being gathered or moved and follow directions from the farmer.
  • When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways.
  • Support the rural economy - for example, buy your supplies from local shops.