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Help us look after our national parks by being a sustainable and responsible tourist:

National park ranger Alison Wilkie explains what school pupils can do to help

Follow the countyside code

Horse riding, sail boating, paragliding and cycling in National Parks
  • Plan your trip, check the weather forecast, take a map and suitable clothes
  • Take all your litter home with you, it can be dangerous to animals and spread disease
  • Follow signs and stick to footpaths, walking at edges causes erosion
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • Don't move or damage any plants or rocks that provide homes for wildlife
  • Keep dogs under control and on a lead when near farm animals

Be Responsible

Following the Countryside Code whilst walking in teh sunset in the District

Following the Countryside Code is a small effort for every visitor with a big result for our protected landscapes! Help us make sure that our future generations can enjoy the same beautiful scenery we can today.

The Countryside Code for England

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code

The Countryside Code for Wales

Outdoor activities

Red sailing boat on Llangors Lake, Brecon Beacons National Park

Outdoor activities - best places for walking, riding, boating and more

Access for all - ideas and information about easy access activities

Rights of way explained - where you can walk, ride, cycle and ramble

Local food

Vegetable stall at local market

Local produce means fewer food miles and a great taste.

Where to buy and eat local food