jwmlee - Member
On the whole, people are pretty polite and I try to do my best to build good relations with others people by saying 'hi', 'thanks' and 'lovely day for it' etc.
I'd say 95% of people, regardless of their chosen activity, are of the same mind.
It's the small number of walkers who think the countryside is exclusively theirs for walking on, the dog owners who can't control their dogs, the mountain bikes who haven't the manners or common sense to slow down when they encounter others, the nimby landowners who managed to convince themselves that they're inconvenienced by people simply passing by, etc, etc.
Maybe some day scientists will isolate the genes for common sense and not being an asshole. .
Oh - a +1 for the guy who said that the further out in the country you go, the less hassle you get - the walkers who tend to cause most fuss are city types who only venture out on a sunny weekend.