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Walking

This is the web site of The Walking Club,
a Peterborough based hiking group.




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Walking Codes

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OPEN ACCESS LAND

Over the last couple of years, the new right to roam was implemented in parts of England and Wales.

On open access land you can........

  1. enter the land where you choose, as long as you don't damage walls or fences
  2. roam night or day
  3. ignore footpaths

But you can't........

  1. wild camp
  2. light fires
  3. swim in non-tidal rivers and lakes
  4. walk on cultivated land
  5. ride a bike unless you are on an existing bridleway
  6. go within 20m or a house or a farm building with livestock in
  7. let your dog off the lead between 1 March and 31 July or near livestock
  8. disturb livestock, wildlife or habitats
  9. enter if there are temporary closures: to check current restrictions - tel 0845 100 3298 or visit open access restrictions.

Visit open access maps to view maps of open access areas. For more information on open access see open access land line

THE WALKING CLUB MOBILE PHONE CODE
Be considerate in the use of the phone to avoid disturbing other walkers.
Avoid use as far as possible whilst walking.
Set on silent mode if possible.
If you have to make or take a call, drop back out of earshot of other walkers.
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THE WALKING CLUB DOG CODE
In general, the Club accepts members bringing their dogs on walks but reserves the right to refuse permission at any time for any reason.
In accordance with the Country Code, we would expect all dogs to be kept under close control. This would include keeping them on a lead when in the proximity of farm animals and we would expect them not to disturb or harass wildlife.
There is a limit of one dog per member
If a member is planning to bring a dog on a walk, he/she must let the transport planner know when he/she makes contact to confirm they are coming on the walk.
The owner would be expected to transport the dog in his/her own vehicle and assistance with petrol costs will not be given unless an additional walker or walkers are carried. When a dog owner takes his/her own car there is no walk charge - since walk charges are mainly to cover fuel costs.
For weekends away, members with dogs would need to make their own arrangements.
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THE COUNTRY CODE
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
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THE WALKERS CODE
Hike only along marked routes - do not leave the trail unless in open access areas
Use stiles to climb fences, leave gates as you find them
Camp only in designated camp sites
Leave the trail cleaner than you found it
Leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy
Keep dogs on a lead
Protect and do not disturb wildlife
Use the trail at your own risk
Leave only your thanks and footprints
Take nothing but photographs
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