About

Hail Weston is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England and lies approximately 7 miles south of Huntingdon.

Hail Weston is situated within Huntingdonshire which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England.

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Local Footpaths and Walkways

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How to responsibly enjoy your countryside walk

As the weather gets warmer, many people will be heading out to the countryside for some much-needed fresh air.

And while we always encourage people to experience all that our countryside has to offer, it is essential that walkers enjoy routes responsibly, especially when these are close to farmland. 

We have put together some helpful guidance on how you can enjoy your walk while still respecting those who live and work in rural areas.

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Safety first

Although the countryside is a safe and sheltered environment, it is worth keeping in mind the risks that accompany any countryside stroll.

Working farms can pose many dangers, from heavy machinery to livestock. Have respect for farms as places of work that often also include farmers’ homes within them.

If you are in doubt about anything, such as a broken fence or an escaped animal, be sure to inform the farmer so they can take care of it quickly.

In general, follow any signage or warnings, and avoid entering working farms.

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Canine Companions

One of the best things about owning a dog is going on long scenic walks with them in tow. However, although most people do follow guidance for dog owners in the countryside, a minority sometimes act irresponsibly. This can put both you and your dog in danger.

Dog owners should ensure their dog is always kept under control and on a lead in public places or anywhere near livestock, and it is vital you clean up any dog waste and properly bag and bin it. Keep an eye out for any signs warning of nesting birds too, as dogs can disturb or harm them.

Avoid walking through any arable fields unless there is a clearly marked pathway through them – not only are you trampling on a farmer’s livelihood, but you are also putting yourself at risk.

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Leave it as you found it

The golden rule of walking in the countryside is to leave everything as you found it. This applies to the obvious things such as picking up litter and dog waste, also please leave gates and property as you found them.

There can be profound consequences of leaving a closed gate open – escaped livestock can cause a huge risk to those who encounter them, especially if they are with their young. Basically, if you leave no trace of your visit, you’re enjoying the countryside responsibly!

We’re very lucky to have some beautiful footpaths throughout the Parish but just in case you spot a problem, 

Click here to report it to Cambridgeshire County Council. 
Or contact your Parish Council clerk@hailweston.org.uk

Community Directory

The community directory is a one-stop place to find useful information and contacts for various groups, services, businesses etc in Hail Weston. Some of this information can also be found on the pages of this site.

To request additions/ amendments please contact clerk@hailweston.org.uk.

Please note that the directory only includes businesses actually based in Hail Weston.

Children Playing Outdoor

Please click on the link below to find out information about local businesses and groups in and around Hail Weston.​​

Schools

Groups

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