Our Parish Footpaths, Bridleways, and Byways
Conservation Areas, SSSIs, SPAs, TPOs, etc
Use this to Find local Conservation Areas, Special Protection Areas, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Tree Preservation Areas, etc.[Wait for the 'Add Layers to Map' box to appear down the right side of the map, then select your option]
When cyclists, walkers and dogs meet horseriders....
Source: the Ramblers [Association]...."some simple tips to follow to ensure you stay safe when near horses on paths and roads:
0. Put your dog on its lead - the horse might kick out if it gets close, frightens the horse, throws the rider;
1. Don’t walk or cycle too close behind a horse and its rider, or even a horse being led;
2. Give horses a good wide berth when overtaking on foot/cycle - if it hasn't seen you it might jump!;
3. Don’t shout or make sudden movements or noises near horses;
4. If approaching from behind, let the rider know you are there...."Hello, coming past!"
Keep your dogs on leads where there is livestock, please, no matter how well you think they are trained!
Set a good example to other dog owners who might have less well trained dogs that they think are under their control.
None of this "he's never done that before" business! - its too late then, and you are in BIG BIG trouble! You could lose your pet.
Just don't give your dog the opportunity!
[Sheep (or any other livestock) worrying includes just being at large (not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field or enclosure in which there are sheep. Livestock includes sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, mules and or poultry which includes chicken, turkeys, geese and ducks.]
Our lay-bys, roads, byways and footpaths are not there for flytipping, or for clearing out litter and rubbish from your vehicles from the MacDonalds you just ate or the can you just drank.....
TAKE IT HOME! SIMPLEZ :-)
Please note that flytipping DOES include garden waste (such as clippings, prunings, weeds, soil) taken off your property and tipped on the verge or in the ditch on the other side of the road. That ditch is there for a reason and must be kept clear. Start youself a tidy compost heap down your garden where it should be, add your vegetable peelings, then you can use it when ready to nourish your garden.
Highway Code Rules....
Animals. When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop. Do not scare animals by sounding your horn, revving your engine or accelerating rapidly once you have passed them. Look out for animals being led, driven or ridden on the road and take extra care. Keep your speed down at bends and on narrow country roads. If a road is blocked by a herd of animals, stop and switch off your engine until they have left the road. Watch out for animals on unfenced roads.
Horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly. Horse riders are often children, so take extra care and remember riders may ride in double file when escorting a young or inexperienced horse or rider. Look out for horse riders’ and horse drivers’ signals and heed a request to slow down or stop. Take great care and treat all horses as a potential hazard.