We have been asked by local farmers for walkers to follow a few simple rules whilst out and about during the current covid 19 emergency. Most importantly please follow basic self distancing rules and keep your dogs on a lead. This is especially important if you are walking on a path or field that is not a designated footpath. Dog poo can harm livestock and can make it impossible to safely harvest a field for animal feed. It is a real problem at the moment. Please try and keep to the designated footpaths but if you are walking on a path that is not a designated footpath (including the farm track from Frogs Island to the Mackney/Moreton path) please respect any instructions a farmer gives you. Finally, during this time please stick to the path itself and don't walk off into the fields. Our local farms are operating a closed system at the moment to protect their workers and ensure the crop is safely brought in. Please help them.