New countryside code gets nfu thumbs up
NFU has offered the new Countryside Code its full endorsement and
hopes its principles will be adopted by both farmers and walkers
when the new open access rights are introduced on National Walking
Day, September 19th.
September 19th open access rights will be granted in the south-east
and lower north-west regions of England under the Countryside and
Rights of Way (CROW) Act.
NFU has worked closely with the Countryside Agency to help draw
up the code, which replaces the original Country Code, first produced
Deputy President Peter Kendall will attended today's launch ceremony
and welcomes the new Countryside Code as far more relevant ahead
of changes to access rights.
said: "We wholly support the code's key messages and welcome
visitors to the countryside to see for themselves what a fantastic
job farmers are doing.
we ask in return is responsible access, where visitors keep their
dogs under control, take their litter home with them and remember
that as well as being a beautiful place to visit the countryside
is also a workplace and haven for wildlife."
Copies of the new Countryside Code leaflet can be obtained free
of charge by calling 0845 100 3298 or online at www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk