This is a lovely place for walking the dog and admiring the view. In fact lots of us do just that. There is a particular nice circular route through the nature reserve and along the sea wall used by hundreds of people and their dogs.
Please remember though that Portbury Wharf nature reserve and the salt marsh is also a vital area for wildlife. The salt marsh, although not part of the nature reserve has mud, rich in food, and nutritious plants, not available on the reserve. So mammals and birds flock here.
Maybe, it is as simple as understanding the needs of our wildlife, so we know when it is important to keep a wide berth.
For example maybe it is not the right time to let the dog run loose:
Individually we may not make much of a difference, after all what harm can one person and one dog cause? Maybe not much, but multiply that by hundreds of people and dogs . . .
So we hope you enjoy walking the dog, enjoying the view and looking out for our wildlife.
If we follow the countryside code we won’t go far wrong