Keep on the Right Track
The network of paths and tracks in the Lake District is a fantastic resource for all to enjoy.
Just follow these simple guidelines:
- Respect the interests of other users, farmers and the local community.
- Leave gates as you find them and keep dogs under effective control.
- Protect the environment and please take all your litter home with you.
- Enjoy yourselves!
- By law you must give way to walkers and horse-riders.
- However if you let others know you are coming – use your bell or give a polite advance call – many people will be happy to let you pass.
- Smile and say thank you as you pass.
- Be in control and slow down around other users and livestock.
- Give horses plenty of room.
- Be aware of sudden movements around horses, families and dog walkers.
- Cycle sensibly – rights of way are not always suitable for challenge apps or fitness training.
- On bridleways and byways be aware of other users and listen for their approach.
- If you can, move to the left and let others pass to the right.
- On busy bridleways and byways, try to avoid walking in large groups across the path.
- If you have a dog, please keep it under close control or on a short lead as sudden movements can startle horses and surprise others.
- Please clean up after your dog and take the poo bag with you! It is anti-social not toand you could be fined.
- Keep to a walking pace around others.
- Ride at a pace appropriate to the path surface and local conditions.
- Hi-viz clothing is recommended, both on and off-road.
- Be prepared to slow down and stop.
- Try to move your horse off the route before it dungs.
Find out more on our rights of way frequently asked questions page.