Rural Footprints

... a chat over the rural garden fence

Safety in the Countryside

If you are thinking of visiting the countryside, especially if the area you are planning on visiting is remote, you really need to learn how to avoid danger. 

As with everything in life, planning makes perfect - so make sure that you:

Every year, people get seriously injured, or even die, as a result of not following these simple guidelines.

I live in a rural area, and most people here know the surrounding countryside, it's weather, and when and where it is safe to hike, so if in doubt ask one of the locals. There is usually some 'owd chap' in the bar happy to give advice for a free beer.