Page 29 - Williams of Petersfield Magazine Spring 18
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                                     Unfortunately, hundreds of sheep are killed every year by dogs off the lead and many more lose unborn lambs from sheep worrying. Farmers really appreciate considerate dog walkers.
Bag it and bin it – Unfortunately, dogs can spread diseases to farm animals, such as neospora, but most can easily be prevented by ensuring you clean up after your dog. Not letting your dog climb into drinking troughs and making sure their worming regime is up to date makes a difference too.
Consideration – leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths, leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home, be considerate where you park your vehicle not blocking gateways or access to fields.
By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse riders on bridleways.
Enjoy a Red Tractor picnic – If you’re packing a picnic to enjoy in the great British countryside, don’t forget to look out for the Red Tractor logo on the foods you buy. The logo, carrying the Union Flag, not only shows that food has been produced in the UK but also that it meets good standards of animal welfare as well as respect for the environment.
  Get Involved - Geo Caching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Geocaching is a great way to involve the whole family in a fun activity outdoors, merging walking with technology is a sure fire way to get everyone inspired at all ages!

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