Our wonderful newsletter editor Kathy and daughter Joan took a trip to UK. She is sharing some of her photos and she says,
"My daughter Joan and I just spent two weeks walking part of England's South West Coast Path. The United Kingdom is covered with public footpaths, many crossing grazing land. Stiles allow people to exit a field while keeping sheep and cattle in. This eliminates the chance of a gate being left open. Here are a few examples.
Responsible dog ownership is embedded in the UK. Because of this, dogs are allowed almost everywhere with their people, including most footpaths.Here's a dog door of a type found alongside many stiles.
A step stile, with corresponding steps leading down the other side. The slate wall is built in a pattern called curzyway.
These young guys were using the stile steps to reach tasty brambles at the top.
A slate stile common to Cornwall. The acorn sign denotes the South West Coast Path.
This is the standard stile, a terrific design that one can practically use blindfolded. We didn't meet the bull; imagine our disappointment."