The Countryside Code Quiz Welcome to The Countryside Code Quiz Test your knowledge on the countryside code and how to behave responsibly to keep our beautiful outdoors in good shape for everyone to enjoy. COVID-19 UPDATE: Please follow government and medical guidance about leaving your home for exercise during the current pandemic. 1. Who should adhere to the Countryside Code? A: People living in the countryside B: People visiting the countryside C: People managing the countryside D: All of the above 2. Which of the following statements is true for bridleways? A: Cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders B: Horse-riders must give way to walkers and cyclists C: Walkers must give way to cyclists and horse-riders 3. You should leave gates... A: Open B: Closed C: As you found them 4. You should only leave the designated footpaths if... A: There is a shorter route across a field B: You can't see any farm animals around C: You are walking in an open access area D: You are local and know the area 5. Which of the following should you do when out in the countryside? (You can select multiple answers) A: Always take your litter home with you B: Pick plants to take home C: Leave farm machinery and animals alone D: Be careful and responsible with fire E: Try to get close to wild animals F: Always pick up dog poo and dispose of properly. 6. In order to protect wildlife, farm animals and people, dogs should be kept under effective control. What does effective control mean? A: Keep your dog on a lead B: Keep your dog in sight at all times, and be confident that it will return when called C: Either of the above, while also ensuring that it does not stray from the path or area of access 7. Dogs do not have to be kept on a lead on open access land, except... A: When farm animals are nearby B: Between the 1st March and 31st July C: Where restrictions apply D: All of the above 8. If livestock start to chase your dog, you should... A: Stand your ground and protect it B: Let go of your dog and exit the field C: Walk away with your dog on a lead 9. Weather conditions can be unpredictable. When going out and about in the countryside you should always... A: Check the forecast before you leave B: Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions C: Let somebody know where you are going and when you will be back D: All of the above 10. Footpaths are usually marked with a yellow arrow, but who can use them? A: Horse-riders B: Walkers C: Cyclists D: Quad bikes 11. Dogs do not have to be kept on a lead on open access land, except... A: When farm animals are nearby B: Between the 1st March and 31st July C: Where restrictions apply D: All of the above 12. Bridleways are usually marked with a blue arrow, these can be used by... A: Walkers B: Cyclists C: Horse-riders D: All of the above 13. Can a dog just chasing livestock cause any real harm? A: Yes B: No C: Only if it is a certain breed 14. Why might it be harmful to stray from rights of way if you cannot see any livestock? A: You could frighten other wildlife B: You could get lost C: You could cause damage to protected areas and species D: All of the above 15. On average how many fires are started on grass, heathland and moorland each year? A: 2300 B: 10,000 C: 27,000 D: 800 16. Which of the following things could start a fire out in the countryside? A: Open Fires B: Barbecues C: Cigarette butts D: Bottles and Glass E: All of the above 17. There is so much countryside, why do these rules matter? A: The Countryside Code is there as a set of rules for everyone to follow, to ensure the environment and people are treated with respect and care. B: The Countryside Code is only a guide, so nobody has to follow it's rules. C: The countryside mixes wildlife and environmental benefits with providing us with an endless supply of cheap food. It may look wild but it is carefully managed, and increasingly sensitive to even small changes. D: They don't matter! There's enough space and a bit of damage won't hurt. 18. When travelling through a field containing livestock, when should you take extra care? A: When there is a bull, or cows with calves in the field B: When there are sheep with lambs in the field C: When you have a dog with you D: All of the aboveThank you for taking part in our quiz! If you would like to be added to our mailing list please enter your name and email address. Your Name Your E-mail Time is Up!