How to Take a Walk in the Countryside

 To make it simpler, the second image (below) is an example of how NOT to take a walk in the countryside.

So, major point on how to take a walk in the countryside:


That way, everybody that comes after you can enjoy the countryside, too.

Also, on your next visit, you might not have to ramble over rubbish, because if you dump rubbish, you’re setting an example for some other idiot to follow. And your fellow idiot might not dump something as relatively harmless as an empty plastic water bottle.  


Water Bottle Discarded in Countryside

Wouldn’t you rather be enjoying sights like the smashing March sunset at the top of the page than maybe sitting around in A & E while somebody removes an HIV-infected hypodermic needle from your kid’s foot?

Taking litter home is part of the Countryside Code.  You can check the rest of the points on the Code at Natural England or The Ramblers Association.

And by the way, littering the countryside is a criminal offence.

Ann Isik

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3 Responses to How to Take a Walk in the Countryside

  1. annisik51 says:

    Merci de votre interet!

    P S: There ARE several mistakes!


  2. textisle says:

    Hi Ann

    Just discovered your blog and will be subscribing!

    Gotta say that
    “your fellow idiot might not dump something as relatively harmless as an empty plastic water bottle. ”

    Plastic only LOOKS harmless — they have found gyres of plastic floating in every ocean. The one in the Pacific is the size of Texas. This Wikipedia entry is horrendous
    We live right across the road from the ocean and while trying to cut back on our use of plastic (now even found in exfoliating lotion!) I’m also trying to pick it up when I see it, I think of it heading straight out to sea where no one thinks about it.

    That said, not intended as a criticism and the needle is a lot more threatening seeming.
    Looking forward to trying the bleach on photos and fabric too!


    • annisik51 says:

      Hello there

      I’ll be subscribing back to your Aladdin’s Quilting (and other stuff) Cave. I will be stealing ideas from you all over the place!

      You’re quite right to point out that plastic is not at all harmless for the environment. My remarks about the plastic water bottle were in reference to walking in nature, but misleading, nontheless.
      I’ve lived in some beautiful places: on the Indian Ocean, Arabian/Persian Gulf, the Caribbean and been horrified about the garbage on the beaches and floating in the sea and including hypodermic needles. Our local council here in England can’t recycle most plastics though it is not going to landfill but to create energy. I have a growing collection of ‘rubbish’ I’m turning into art. I’ve just sent away for a small bag of rubbish from an artist to turn into a collograph print. She’s an interesting person:

      On the bleach prints, someone has picked me up on the use of bleach too. And I also picked myself up on my double standards on that. It’s made me look at ecologically-friendly art materials. I’m going to try and find a non-chlorine ‘bleach’ method for this type of work. I’m going to try 3% hydrogen peroxide in solution next. If you would like to join the experiment please let me know if you find a workable substitute for chlorine bleach!



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