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The Jersey Countryside code

Accessing the countryside

Jersey has a network of paths across public and private land in some of the Island’s most beautiful landscapes. Find out where they are and who can use them by visiting access to the countryside.

Respect, Protect, Enjoy

Jersey's stunning countryside helps make our Island unique. Do your part to keep it this way by remembering to:

Respect

  • Know where you can go, few paths are for all users and may cross private land
  • Share the space respectfully and be polite
  • Keep left and give plenty of room when approaching others
  • Stay on marked paths and lanes and follow instructions
  • When walking on roads follow the Jersey Highway Code
  • Leave livestock, crops, and machinery alone
  • Remember to shut gates

Protect

  • Leave no trace: Take your litter home or dispose in the bins provided
  • Tread carefully; natural habitats, wildlife and historic places are sensitive to your visit
  • Visit thoughtfully: Leave plants and animals alone and un-damaged. Keep all ponds, streams and reservoirs clear of pollution – nature has a home too

Enjoy

  • Plan your trip, check the weather and wear appropriate clothing
  • Take great care when walking along the foreshore at low water - always check tide tables prior to exploration
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun! Keep Jersey special for others too

Dogs owners

Jersey's countryside is a great place to explore and enjoy time with your dog:

  • To protect wildlife and respect landowners, farmers, others site users and their dogs, keep your dog under effective control or on a lead where required
  • Pick up after your dog. Bag it and bin it
  • Make your dog proud of you and remember to respect, protect and enjoy

Dogs and horses on beaches

Between 1 October and 30 April, dogs and horses can be exercised on the beach at any time.  

Between 1 May and 30 September, dogs must be kept on a lead and horses cannot be exercised on the beach between 10.30am and 6.00pm.

More information can be found at dogs and horses on beaches.

Animal fouling and disposal bins

All responsible dog owners must remove dog waste from all areas that the public have access to. Special bins are provided in certain locations for the disposal of this waste.

Clean up your dog's mess or you could be fined up to £500. 

Report any problems with these bins to the Department for Infrastructure.

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