The Countryside Code has been refreshed to reiterate the best practices around visiting the countryside and protecting the natural environment, both safely and enjoyably.
Natural England have launched the refreshed Countryside Code in time for Easter Bank holidays and the new change to pandemic restrictions on spending time outdoors.
It is anticipated that many people will be wanting to spend more time in nature as spring truly arrives. People will be using parks in both town and country, visiting nature reserves and wildlife sites and using the many footpaths and bridleways in national parks, AONBs and our wider countryside. We want to welcome and encourage everybody to enjoy nature, but to help them do that in a way that “protects and respects” nature, other visitors and those who own and manage the land they visit.