Enjoy Your Visit
Get the most out of your visit to Nidderdale by following some simple advice:
- Respect the needs of local people and visitors alike. Please don’t block gateways, driveways or other paths with your vehicle. Please don’t block pavements with your bicycle.
- When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down or stop for horses, walkers and farm animals and give them plenty of room. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horseriders on bridleways.
- Co-operate with people at work in the countryside. For example, keep out of the way when farm animals are being gathered or moved and follow directions from the farmer.
- Please keep your dog on its lead at all times, to avoid disturbing wildlife and livestock, and for the comfort of other users…not everyone wants to be greeted by a loose dog!
- Always clean up after your dog; bag it and bin it. Dog fouling can spread infections, and is unpleasant for other visitors and locals alike.
- A farmer will normally close gates to keep farm animals in, but may sometimes leave them open so the animals can reach food and water. Leave gates as you find them or follow instructions on signs. When in a group, make sure the last person knows how to leave the gates.
- Please do not climb drystone walls, fences, or hedges. This can cause damage which is expensive to repair, and risk livestock escaping.