Help keep Palgrave's Footpaths Open
We don't have an official Footpath Warden. However many parishioners and Parish Councillors regularly walk the footpaths around the village but we still need your help to keep our footpaths open and walkable. If you find that a footpath can't be walked or is blocked by crops please email the Parish Clerk or you can report any activity direct to Norfolk or Suffolk Councils via the links below through their reporting tools. A chart to help walkers which should be used in conjunction with the Village Footpaths Map is available.
Use the above link to report a problem online on any Suffolk Footpath.
Use the above link to report a problem online on any Norfolk Footpath.
PALGRAVE WALKING GROUP
Our group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ( With extra walks added on the third Tuesday during the Spring - Autumn months), normally leaving Palgrave Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. (Please check individual walk details for exact times in case). Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group but it is regretted that dogs cannot be allowed on our walks. Additionally Palgrave Walking Group, or its walk leaders, cannot be held liable for any injury sustained whilst on any walk they organise. Please contact Bob Solley on firstname.lastname@example.org or on any of our walks, if you would like further details.
Car sharing is encouraged to avoid congestion at some rural or public house car parks where the walk actually starts.
Sadly due to the Covid - 19 virus outbreak, all future walks are postponed until further notice. I know some of you will be heartbroken by this so feel free to contact me by email, messenger, or phone my mobile. Carry on checking the group emails / newsletter, or Palgrave Star, and as soon as it is confirmed we are able to gather safely, we will recommence walks again - Bob.
Please remember The Countryside Code when out walking which is as follows:
The Countryside Code is a standard set of guidelines for members of the public, to ensure respect for and enjoyment of the countryside.
The five points of the Countryside Code are:
- Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
- Take maps/guidebooks
- Be prepared for changes in weather
- Check the weather so you know what to expect
- Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
- Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move - so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
- Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private -No Entry on a public footpath)
- Follow paths where crops are growing
- Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
- Don't disturb ruins or historic sites
- Don't interfere with machinery or livestock
- Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
- Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
- Don't damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
- Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
- Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
- Keep dogs under close control
- By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
- Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
- Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
- Consider other people
- Respect the needs of local people
- When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
- By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
- Support the rural economy - for example, buy your supplies from local shops