Plan your adventure in the countryside

Meet Rishi, a London based hiker who loves visiting Surrey's countryside by train.

In this short video taken on Box Hill, Rishi explains the importance of preparing in advance for a day in the countryside and the importance of keeping it special for current and future generations. He highlights a few tips on planning an adventure including;

  • Follow signs and marked paths, using maps to help you find your way.
  • Get to know the signs and symbols used in the countryside. They help you identify routes for different users through the countryside.
  • Stay on marked paths, even if they're muddy, this helps to protect crops and wildlife.
  • Use gates, stiles or gaps in field boundaries where you can. Climbing over boundaries can cause damage and put livestock at risk.
  • Take your rubbish with you! Ideally bring a bag with you and take your rubbish and food waste home, use public bins or recycle if possible.
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun and make a memory.

Read more about the Countryside Code.

Meet the countryside code champion Rishi

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