Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Dogs Now Compulsory

Shirley M Addy, Editor and Footpath Society

This article is from Signpost 61, Autumn 2019

Recently I came across a new mandatory highway sign during an inspection of the Ribble Valley parish of Twiston. Many laws get passed at the Houses of Parliament without receiving much or any coverage by the media, but I am surprised that nothing has been said about the legal requirement that walkers must now take a dog with them. I would have thought that the PNFS would have lobbied against this barking mad law.

I do not have a dog but fortunately I did not see anyone else whilst walking in Twiston so my crime went unnoticed. Perhaps the PNFS can clarify this matter.

I wonder if my husband walked with me and identified himself as a dog, I could avoid getting into the doghouse.

Next: Changes Afoot on East Cheshire’s Principal Long-Distance Trail

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