Country Codes


Please follow the new* Countryside Code:
  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Respect the working life of the countryside
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people
* the new Countryside Code was launched by the Countryside Agency (now part of Natural England) on 12th July 2004.

Please follow a code for riding responsibly
  • Keep to bridleways, byways and special riding routes
  • Plan your route
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Be considerate to local farmers, their stock and other users
  • Do not ride in large groups (never more than 12)
  • Do not jump hedgerows or fallen timber
  • Take care on country lanes
  • Take home all droppings and straw that may be deposited in parking areas
  • Have a good time

    Please follow the code of conduct for off-road cycling
  • Keep to bridleways, byways and special cycle routes
  • Ride under control
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Be considerate, slow down and signal your approach
  • Ensure your bike is safe and be prepared for emergencies
  • Put lights on in poor visibility
    Learn First Aid
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Always carry and be able to use a map
  • Tell someone where you are going
  • Enjoy yourself