I have walked my dogs off a lead for 5 years here and am from a farming background so I know when to put my dog on a lead to protect livestock. The people in charge of the Nature Reserve are being ridiculous to not only insist on a lead but also the length of it!!! Some people I meet walking my dogs have been walking them for their whole lives since they were children with their parents and are now 70? Why not target the few who are responsible for the death of livestock not alienate and punish the majority of dog walkers who are responsible. I should think the Nature Reserve will lose a lot of support. There is a lot of anger in the community and there needs to be a compromise.