Coastal walking

  • Keep clear of cliff edges and riverbanks, they may be unstable ground.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Take extra care in dark and slippery conditions.
  • Always take a charged phone.
  • Check the weather and tides to prevent being cut off.


Safety advice in the countryside

  • Extinguish cigarettes and other smoking material properly - don’t let them start a grass fire!
  • Only use BBQs in suitable and safe areas – NEVER leave them unattended!
  • When you’re having a BBQ, keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies
  • Clear away bottles, glasses and any broken glass to avoid them magnifying the sun and starting a fire
  • Explain to children the dangers of playing with and lighting fires
  • Dispose of smoking materials such as cigarettes safely


To ensure that we can respond to your emergencies quickly we need you to protect your community from deliberate fires and report anti-social gatherings.  Starting a deliberate fire is a criminal offence and you could end up with a criminal record as a result of starting a deliberate fire. You can help by calling the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you see anyone setting deliberate fires.​