HURTWOOD CODE AND RISKS
Please follow the Hurtwood Code and help protect the Hurtwood
Please be aware that you visit the Hurtwood entirely at your own risk. The Hurtwood is a natural environment which has many hidden obstacles that can trip you up.
Walkers, uniquely, can roam ‘off-piste’ but must be aware that paths and tracks are not surfaced and may be rough and, particularly in winter, can be very muddy and slippery.
Bikers will find many miles of trails through the Hurtwood with easy access to Ranmore Common and Leith Hill. Please be aware that there are many man-made ditches and banks to prevent fly-tipping.
Horse Riders must be aware that the Hurtwood is a great draw for mountain bikers. Peaslake is now a biking hub and at weekends the Hurtwood is very busy with bikers.
PLEASE • be aware that you visit the Hurtwood entirely at your own risk, and you are responsible for any children or animals in your care. The Hurtwood is a natural environment with hidden hazards as well as man-made ditches and banks to prevent fly-tipping. • observe forestry notices and beware of heavy machinery. • as a courtesy to the local villages, use the Hurtwood car parks. They are free and open for your use, including, where suitable, with horse boxes or trailers. • note that while we’ve taken every care over this website, we can’t take responsibility for any errors or omissions.
Respect the environment and its wildlife
- Take litter home
- Leave wildflowers where they’re growing
- No fires or barbecues
- No felling or removal of wood
- No fly tippng
Always consider the safety and rights of others
- Be courteous to other users
- No unauthorised digging or trail building
- No shooting
- No motorised vehicles beyond car parks
- No camping and no caravans