Roundhill Farm needs new signs to show the permissive paths and to combine a message of “welcome” to walkers who want to divert from the Cotswold Way to enjoy the view and “please desist” to those whose behaviour causes problems for others.
The issues are the odd uncontrolled dog, camping or fire (eg inside living trees), and just litter. Anyone would forgive Radiohead for doing a dawn-raid video on site (cheers for that, and hurrah for your enlightened approach to releasing online music). Who knows what to make of the bikers who turned up with a 30′ radio transmitting mast last week; no idea what they were broadcasting but they moved on cheerfully enough when asked.
Natural England’s countryside code pretty much covers the do’s and don’ts, but not everyone is aware of the code or abides by it.
There’s also the oddity on this farm of a proper scheduled right of way which goes a third of the way into one field (Barrow’s Style) and then just stops as a dead end. This used to make sense when the field was a landfill site, but may puzzle some walkers today.
Anyway, I hope they’re clear, and have something close to the desired effect. Thanks to Alice and Kim for the design work.