The whole experience, the sights, smells, sounds and textures, of being in the great outdoors leads many of us to a healthy addiction that lasts a lifetime and is passed down generations.
Leave only footprints, take only photographs, keep only memories.
The increasing popularity of outdoor sports driven by a rediscovered need for a connection with our environment, coupled with the ever shrinking size of natural habitats, means that it is more important than ever that we all respect this famous mantra.
Many groups involved with the outdoors have produced codes and guidelines relevant to their disciplines. On this site, we have pulled together advice on how to tread lightly when enjoying the many outdoor activities on offer in our natural playground. We also provide links through to other organisations websites so that you can get more information on the activity of your choice
What ever your chosen activity, there are some basic principles that apply to all: