Livestock on nature reserves

On many reserves grazing with livestock is the most appropriate and successful management technique.
When visiting a reserve you may find that sheep or cattle are present:

  • Do not go near, and never touch, handle or feed livestock - if you come across them unexpectedly, move away slowly; if necessary, re-trace your route.
  • Do not leave any waste food or litter.
  • Stay on the paths and leave all gates as you find them.
  • Start your walk with clean vehicles, footwear and clothing.
  • Please visit the Dogs on nature reserves page for information about dog walking on nature reserves.