Official Government advice (as of 26 March 2020)

  • You can leave your house for one form of exercise a day, which includes a walk – alone or with members of your household. It is an excellent way to maintain health and wellbeing. It’s important that we keep active, especially at this difficult time, both for our own wellbeing and to avoid storing up health problems in the future.
  • The exception is people who are in households with symptoms or who have pre-existing health conditions that put them at increased risk.

The rules

  • Keep 2m (6ft) from anyone you pass on your walk
  • You should only walk locally to where you live – do not drive, for example to the coast or to the Brecon Beacons
  • You should walk alone or with people from your household – you should not walk with friends or in groups
  • Do not walk anywhere that you could get in to trouble and require the emergency services
  • Avoid touching gates, fences etc – if you do, wash your hands as soon as possible

Local considerations

  • The path to Beaupre Castle is closed
  • Avoid farmyards – keep dogs on a lead near animals and farm buildings
  • If you see a neighbour or friend or villager, share a wave or a smile or a brief chat over the front garden but ensure you maintain the 2m gap

I also recommend

  • Take gloves in case you have to open a gate or cross a stile
  • Wash your hands before you leave and as soon as you get back – and don’t touch your face in between – take hand sanitizer or wipes, if you have some
  • There can be bracken/thorns/nettles when you cross a stile, so secateurs are useful
  • Take an OS map or download the OS App onto your smartphone
  • Do not walk in a large household group as that could make the 2m rule difficult to meet if you pass other walkers – split into smaller groups of 2s/3s