Enjoy, respect, protect

Adele Powell on how you can visit without harming fragile ecosystems

Welcome! Did you know this beautiful place is of high landscape and wildlife value? We hope you enjoy your visit. Please enjoy, respect, and protect the area. Here’s how:

Enjoy your visit and stay safe
• Prepare any relevant maps, guidebooks and other information to take with you
• Take account of weather conditions and tide times (www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide)
• Check for up-to-date advice and restrictions, e.g. limits on access in the breeding season
• Let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return

Respect people and place
• Read local updates/information and act on any advice given
• Try to use public transport, walk or cycle
• If using the car, please drive and park responsibly
• Keep to paths/routes and leave gates as you find them
• Use public waste bins or take litter home
• Try to shop locally and use local services

Protect the area and its wildlife
• Take care not to disturb wildlife 
• Keep away from cordoned areas
• Ensure you don’t harm, destroy or remove any wildlife/plants/rocks
• Light fires and/or BBQs in designated places only

Looking for inspiration? Check out the Wild Recreation Guide, for outdoor activities you can get involved in: https://wnnmp.co.uk/home/the-wild-recreation-guide

This Coastal Code has been developed by local organisations and people who wish to safeguard the area.

Adele Powell is project co-ordinator, The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership (WNNMP)

Times to take extra care

At breeding times, and when over wintering (as part of migration), animals and birds and their young are particularly vulnerable. Check your visits don’t disturb them:
Bird breeding season – beginning of March to the end of August 
Bird wintering season – beginning of November to the end of March 
Common seal breeding season – beginning of June to the end of August
Grey seal breeding season – beginning of November to the end of January

Guidance for dog-walkers
• Be aware of, and adhere to, restrictions limiting where dogs can go
• Keep your dog close to you and under your control
• Use a lead when needed or requested
• Prevent your dog from approaching cordoned areas 
• Bag and bin your dog’s poo

Looking for inspiration? 
Check out the Wild Recreation Guide, for outdoor activities you can get involved in: https://wnnmp.co.uk/home/the-wild-recreation-guide.

This Coastal Code has been developed by local organisations and people who wish to safeguard the area.