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Important: All National Trail users need to ensure they are following the latest rules and guidance. The relevant links are provided below.

Exercise and enjoying the outdoors are important for health and wellbeing, but please follow guidance to stay safe and protect others.

From 17 July 2021, measures in Wales are different from those in Scotland and England, please read the Welsh Government’s up to date guidance.

The Welsh Government have announced that, from 17 July 2021, the whole of Wales will be at Covid-19 alert level 1, see more information on this level here. |Further changes of the rules on what you can and cannot do came into effect. The following changes have also been implemented, you must:

https://gov.wales/coronavirus


Measures in Scotland are different from those in Wales and England. Scotland is at alert level 0.  Read the full up-to-date rules effective in Scotland here

You should:

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

In England, from 19 July 2021, further changes of the rules on what you can and cannot do came into effect.

Hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes and all holiday accommodation are opening for groups of all sizes.
However, you are encouraged to exercise caution when with anyone you don’t live with and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe. Read the full up-to-date rules effective in England here. Those relevant to visiting green spaces include you:
  • should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • should plan your journey in advance and travel safely where possible.
  • can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people.
  • to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Relevant advice when using National Trails in England:
  • Wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
  • Take hand sanitiser with you in case there are no handwashing facilities.
  • Follow the Countryside Code.
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space.
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do.
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit.
  • Take care with BBQs and do not light fires.
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight.
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them.
  • Do not feed livestock, horses or wild animals.
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available.
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance.
  • Check your route and local conditions.
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside.
  • Remember to follow social distancing measures and stay safe.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus