Importance of keeping countryside gates closed

If you’re using footpaths or bridleways make sure gates are always closed. Don’t assume because one is open that it’s supposed to be.


The Isle of Wight council’s Rights of Way team is politely asking people using the Island’s footpaths and bridleways to close gates behind them.

It follows an incident over the weekend where sheep escaped onto the road, potentially putting them and motorists in danger.

Please remember the Countryside Code – Respect, Protect and Enjoy.

Any problems or concerns with the network should be reported to

Image: Jannis under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:33am



Filed under: Farming, Island-wide, Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight News, Top story

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