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Countryside code - be safe

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Follow the Countryside Code to get the best enjoyment and protect the countryside now and for fututure generations.

  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

Leaflet of Countryside Code (2.67 MB) 

The weather in the Peak District, especially on the high open moorland, can change rapidly from a fine sunny day, to thick fog and growing coldness. Winters in the Peak District often bring low temperatures with snow, wind and rain which can easily lead to cases of hypothermia for those walking on the higher hills. If you are visiting the Peak District National Park make sure you are well prepared in case the weather conditions alter. Carry enough food and water and know how to use your map and compass. Clothing should be warm, windproof and waterproof. Even in summer always carry spare clothes, including hat and gloves.

Useful links

The Peak District enjoys an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.

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