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Guidance for Walkers

When visiting the Yorkshire Coast, walking is a great way to take in the destination.

Hopefully all of this will just feel like common sense -- here's a quick summary of the key facts from The Countryside Code and check out guidance for Coastal Walks

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  • Plan your adventure in plenty of time by referring to up-to-date maps or guidebooks and be aware of the weather forecast.

  • Be safe - let a friend or family member know where you're planning to go.

  • Make sure you keep to the footpaths to help protect crops and wildlife.

  • Leave gates and property as you find them.

  • When parking up don't block gateways, driveways, or paths with your vehicle.

  • Keep away from machinery and farm animals. Make sure you give farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably.

  • Although you might think you are being kind, feeding animals can cause them harm. Please do not feed livestock, horses, or wild animals.

  • Litter and leftover food not only spoil the beauty of the countryside but can be dangerous to wildlife and farm animals too. Please take your litter home.

  • Fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats as they are to people and property. Be careful with naked flames and cigarettes, and make sure they're extinguished properly.

  • Only use BBQs where signs state they are allowed, and always make sure they are put out and disposed of responsibly.