PUBLIC FOOTPATHS & BRIDLEWAYS
There are a number of public footpaths and bridleways in and around Westhorpe for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
You can download and print PDF files listed on the left which highlight those routes within a six mile radius of the village.
NOTE: Most public paths are signposted with a Yellow Arrow in a Black Circle. Whereas, bridlepaths are signposted with a Blue Arrow in a Black Circle.
WALKING YOUR DOG
If you take a dog with you when you walk around the village, please remember:
- Dog faeces are harmful to children and adults
- Take enough bags with you for picking up
- Use the Dog Bins provided (if availalble - if not take and dispose at home, see Dicky Bags)
- Remind any other dog owner to pick up if they forget to do so
- Offer a bag to someone who has forgotten to bring one
- It is against the law to allow your dog to foul public pathways and places
- Many bird species are prone to distubance particularly by dogs during the breeding season - in view of this PLEASE keep to designated paths and keep you dog under control at all times!
If it's your dog, it's your responsibility. Please co-operate for everyone's sake.
PS. It is apparent there are a number of dog owners in the village who currently do not subscribe to number 6 above. If your dog fouls on a pathway or perhaps on set-aside adjacent to the path, PLEASE pick it up. Finding dog faeces is bad enough .... finding dog feaces with a paw or footprint in it .... even worse! In addition you could face a fine of £500.
Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?
Walking in Suffolk www.walkinginengland.co.uk/suffolk is the website for you!
With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Suffolk (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk) – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!