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Protect plants & animals, and take your litter
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.
- Litter and leftover food doesn’t just spoil the beauty of the
countryside, it can be dangerous to wildlife and farm animals and
can spread disease – so take your litter home with you (dropping
litter and dumping rubbish are criminal offences).
- Discover the beauty of the natural environment and take special
care not to damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks,
plants and trees. They provide homes and food for wildlife, and add
to everybody’s enjoyment of the countryside.
- Wild animals and farm animals can behave unpredictably if you
get too close, especially if they’re with their young – so give
them plenty of space.
- Fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats as they
are to people and property – so be careful not to drop a match or
smouldering cigarette at any time of the year. Sometimes,
controlled fires are used to manage vegetation, particularly on
heaths and moors between October and early April, so please check
that a fire is not supervised before calling 999.