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Dog could be banned from Bolton Abbey wood
10:00am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in Local news
Dogs could be banned from a woodland walk if their owners fail to obey dog-fouling rules.
Guardians of Strid Wood at Bolton Abbey are fed up with dog owners hanging bagged dog dirt from trees.
They say they have recorded an increase in the number of pets let off their leads and have received reports of leashed dogs being attacked by others running free.
The estate, owned by the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Settlement, has seen a rise in the number of pet owners hanging bags from trees rather than putting them in a bin.
Visitor manager Moira Smith said: “A minority of dog owners are spoiling a day out for the majority.
“Sadly, if this continues, the estate will have to review its policy.
“If visitors continue to flout the dogs-on-lead policy and to litter the countryside and hang dog waste bags on trees, the estate will consider banning dogs in Strid Wood.”