The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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Tailoring to your needs.

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Three Peaks Challenge

I , Juliet , at Aussie Dog Care have taken part in the Three Peaks Challenge! It is a wonderful achievement when  finishing and I would recommend anyone to do it who enjoys walking – a lot!

If you don’t want to do all three within the challenge time scales then I would recommend to do them individually!

Find below some information quoted from : http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge/

“The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, often within 24 hours.

How to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge

You can take part in the Challenge in three ways — as a self-organised event, aprofessionally organised event, or as part of a charity-organised event. Self-organised events are often the cheapest way to take part, while many groups will benefit from the assistance provided by professional mountain guides.

Self-organised groups can optionally register their challenge, for guidance on organising a safe and responsible challenge.

The three peaks are:

It is a popular misconception that the three mountains in question are the three highest in Britain. Over one hundred peaks in Scotland are higher than Scafell Pike, and 56 higher than Snowdon.”

Photo credit:http://www.thehaven.org.uk/sites/default/files/three%20peaks%20map.jpg
Photo credit:http://www.thehaven.org.uk/sites/default/files/three%20peaks%20map.jpg

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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Three Shires Head Walk

Three Shires Head is a fantastic walk in the peak district to do with family , dogs or just by yourself .

Three Shires Head Walk.
Three Shires Head Walk.

Below information quoted from http://walkpeakdistrict.com/three-shires-head/

“Need-to-know

  • Free parking (car park has three picnic tables, but no toilet facilities; no height restriction; no overnight parking or camping). Sadly, there’s NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT to this location.
  • 4½ miles (7¼ kilometres) circular walk
  • 2 to 2½ hours at a leisurely pace
  • Mixed terrain (including rough rocky tracks, and boggy ground after rain); not suitable for wheelchair users or for pushchairs.
  • 4 stiles (including one ladder stile)

Getting there

Start and finish at Clough House Car Park (arrowed on the map below). The following may help if you use a satnav:

  • nearest postcode: SK11 0BD (this postcode is actually in Wildboarclough village, about 1 kilometre south of Clough House Car Park)
  • Latitude, Longitude: 53.225, -2.020
  • Ordnance Survey grid reference: SJ 987 698

Or get directions to the start from Google Maps.

About the walk

This pleasant circuit of a little over 4 miles takes you out to Three Shires Head and back. Taking in secluded river valleys, mature woodland, a couple of miniature waterfalls, open sheep pasture and heather moorland, there are also some gentle hills to stretch the legs nicely—285 metres (935 feet) ascent and descent in total. Could take as little as 1¼ hours if you don’t hang about, but on a nice day there are plenty of excuses to dally, particularly at the packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head, so allow a good 2 hours.

The route remains within Cheshire throughout, but follows the county boundary with Derbyshire, and then Staffordshire, near Three Shires Head. Technically, you could stand with one foot in Cheshire, one foot in Derbyshire, and one foot a hand in Staffordshire, but you’ll get very wet trying…

Alternative walks

If you like the look of this walk, why not take a look at the Shining Tor and Fernilee Reservoirwalks too?”

Three Shires Head Route from http://walkpeakdistrict.com/three-shires-head/
Three Shires Head Route from http://walkpeakdistrict.com/three-shires-head/

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs

Natural and Organic Treats!

We have found some amazing doggy treats that are very healthy for dogs ! – Lily’s Kitchen ! Our favourite is the Organic Cheese and Apple Training Treats!

“Reward your best friend with these yummy organic treats.  They are traditionally baked and mini biscuit size – great as training treats. We’ve called them Forget Me Nots so that we don’t forget about dogs in shelters waiting for a happy home.

These natural treats are made with fresh organic apples and mature organic farmhouse cheddar. They are low in fat, high in taste and full of healthy ingredients! Suitable for Puppies.

Made in the UK

Certified Organic.” from http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/dog/dog-treats/forget-me-not-cheese-and-apple-training-treats

When you buy these treats there is also a 10p donation for Battersea Dogs and Cats home !

Lily’s Kitchen also make Puppy Food , Dog Food and Cat Food all organic !

The treats we got!
The treats we got!

 

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs

The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright (C) 2012/2013 by Juliet Thompson all rights reserved.