This is an archived press release
Tuesday 20 July 2004
20 July 2004
NEW CODE FEATURES CREATURE COMFORTS
The launch this month (July) of a new Countryside Code - updated for the first time in 20 years by the Countryside Agency has been welcomed by the Peak District National Park Authority.
The revised Countryside Code leaflets - publicised by the famous Creature Comforts characterised animals and available now from Information Centres - give guidelines on how to get the best enjoyment out of the new access areas and how to protect the land.
Lynn Crowe, who chairs the Authority's Park Management Committee, said: "The Countryside Code contains important information for everyone in the countryside. Its rallying cry: 'Respect. Protect. Enjoy.' urges the public and landowners to do their bit."
The new code paves the way for the new access to open country due to begin in September.
Visitors are urged to keep safe by planning ahead and following signs, leaving gates as they find them (if open, the farmer may have a reason), protecting plants and animals, taking litter home, keeping dogs under close control and considering other people.
Land managers are urged to make it easy for people to visit access land and to act responsibly once on it, and to make sure it is safe for them to cross.