SAFETY

Much of the Nature Trail follows paths and is relatively flat, but we would still recommend the wearing of suitable footwear.  There are locations where you will have to negotiate steps or gradients and it is possible that some sections might get slippery or muddy after wet weather.  Parts of the trail run beside busy roads, so please take care and watch for traffic.  Take care near the river which can be deep and quick flowing and if on the beach, be aware of the incoming tide.

  • Keep your dog on a lead past wildlife (swans and seals can inflict serious injury or even cause death).

  • Even on a breezy day with the windows open, a car can become very hot and cause permanent health damage or death to
    your dog.

WILDLIFE PROTECTION

  • Leave plants and wildlife untouched.

         

  • Please leave nothing but your footsteps. Litter can cause suffering or death to wildlife from ingestion or entrapment; please use the many bins provided.

         

  • Keep to the paths where applicable

  • Seal Pups - If you see one, please do not touch or try to put it back in the water.  It may be resting because it’s exhausted, or been ‘parked’ by its mum who will be back. They can cause serious bites; keep children and dogs away.  If you are concerned that the pup is still there after 24 hours, or looks poorly or thin, contact BDMLR on 01825 765546.


 

 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS


COAST GUARD  999

MARINE MAMMAL RESCUE - BDMLR
01825 765546  

INJURED WILDLIFE - BS&WT

01289 302882

VET

01289 330066

The users of this nature trail do so at their own risk; the Third Age Trust will not accept liability for any accidents, damage or loss incurred.