Key Points - ScoutHelp

Below are 6 of the key country side code points.

These are the ones you should always remember, but you should really know them all and in full.

  • Be safe
  • Plan ahead and follow any signs :- Even when going out locally, it’s best to get the latest information about where and when you can go (for example, your rights to go onto some areas of open land may be restricted while work is carried out, for safety reasons or during breeding seasons). Follow advice and local signs, and be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them :- Please respect the working life of the countryside, as our actions can affect people’s livelihoods, our heritage, and the safety and welfare of animals and ourselves.
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home :- We have a responsibility to protect our countryside now and for future generations, so make sure you don’t harm animals, birds, plants, or trees.
  • Keep dogs under close control :- The countryside is a great place to exercise dogs, but it’s every owner’s duty to make sure their dog is not a danger or nuisance to farm animals, wildlife or other people.
  • 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.