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Respect, Protect and Enjoy the Island’s Countryside 23 April 2009

With the arrival of spring and its longer, milder days, people have been out and about enjoying the Island’s countryside. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is keen to support responsible recreation on its public land and actively promotes the Countryside Code with its message to Respect, Protect and Enjoy our beautiful landscapes.

However, in order to prevent unnecessary damage to property, certain activities are not permitted. In particular, the public are advised that camping and the lighting of fires on any of the Department’s hills or in its plantations, glens, parks and open spaces is strictly forbidden. Offenders may be prosecuted under the Forestry Act 1984.

There are many opportunities to explore the Department’s estate. For further information on where you can go and what you can do, please contact the Forestry, Amenity, Lands Division, St. Johns tel: 801263 or visit the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal in Douglas tel: 686766.

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