Don’t Worry, Be Happy (from the environment desk)

All walking club members know, when you see a sign, as you access  an upland area, that says “No dogs allowed” and/or “Animals Grazing”, you are now entering privately owned land.  The area may be your favourite mountain, forest or heathland.  I never met a dog I couldn’t love!  But bringing a dog, no matter how well behaved, can frighten animals, and shows disrespect for the landowner.  It only takes one instance of sheep worrying to have “permission to access” withdrawn.  So please pass this on to any dog-loving friends who think it’s ok to bring their woofers on the hills.