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- Be Safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
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
- Refer to up-to-date maps or guidebooks, visit www.ccw.gov.uk or contact local
- You're responsible for your own safety and for others in your
care, so be prepared for changes in weather and other events. Visit
www.ccw.gov.uk for links to
organisations offering specific advice on equipment and safety, or
contact visitor information centres and libraries for a list of
outdoor recreation groups.
- Check weather forecasts before you leave, and don't be afraid
to turn back.
- Part of the appeal of the countryside is that you can get away
from it all. You may not see anyone for hours and there are many
places without clear mobile-phone signals, so let someone else know
where you're going and when you expect to return.
- Get to know the signs and symbols used in the countryside to
show paths and open countryside.