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Picnicking

Responsible behaviour by the public

The Access Code says:

Access rights apply to picnicking. Take care to consider the needs of other people in choosing where to picnic. For your own health, avoid picnicking in fields where there are farm animals (or may have been recently) or where the farmer has indicated that the field has recently been sprayed with lime or slurry. Do not feed any farm animals and take all litter, including any food scraps, away with you.

Responsible behaviour by land managers

The Access Code says:

To help people choose a safe and hygienic picnicking spot, it is good practice to sign any potentially harmful farming activity, such as spraying.

Where possible, tell people about the area sprayed, the material used and the duration of the risk, at any obvious access points, such as car parks and gates, which are well-used by the public.