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WOULD you know what to do if a farm animal chased you?

The answer to this and many other questions are included in a new pocket-sized leaflet, made specifically for new users of the South Downs National Park.

The free leaflet, entitled Caring For the South Downs National Park, includes information about rights of way and dog walking.

It is available from tourist information centres in the national park, including Petersfield. Margaret Paren, chairman of the South Downs National Park Authority, said: ‘Making sure that everyone who lives in and visits the national park is fully aware of the Countryside Code will ensure that we can all enjoy the South Downs and help protect them.

‘I am very pleased that one of our first publications, developed with our environmental and land management partners, promotes this awareness

Rodney Chambers, chairman of Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Sussex Branch, said: ‘If you are not quite sure what is appropriate in a farmed environment, you can endanger farm animals – as well as people – even while you are enjoying our countryside.

‘This leaflet is a contribution towards helping our visitors to appreciate and delight in all aspects of our beautiful South Downs.’