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Guide to walking during the Covid 19 pandemic

Updated 23rd February 2021

Do follow the Government's instructions. Failure will mean more stringent rules in the future or a delay to the reopening.


Currently you are permitted daily exercise which includes going for a walk. Members of the same household can walk together. You can also walk with another person from a different household. You should stay at home and only exercise in your local area.

This restriction will be eased over the coming weeks. The key dates (subject to change) are as follows:

8th March 2021

Two people can now meet for recreation (instead of exercise) and this includes going for a walk with a friend.

29th March 2021

The stay at home rule will end although your should still exercise reasonably close to home. From this date you can meet outside with one other household OR with a maximum group of six (from different households).

12th May 2021

From this date people from England can travel to Wales.

17th May 2021

Groups of up to 30 can meet outdoors. This means that groups of walkers can resume their regular walks together.

21st June 2021

The legal limits on group sizes, restrictions on travel and key elements of legislation will end.


With effect from Saturady 27th March 2021 the stay local restriction will be lifted and travel throughout Wales is now possible. A maximum of 6 people from two households can now exercise together. At the moment visitors from other parts of the UK is now allowed.

With effect from 12th Aptil 2021 people living in other parts of the UK may travel to Wales.


Currently a maximum of two people can exercise close to home. From the 15th March 2021 four people from two households can meet outdoors. From 2nd April 2021 the stay at home restrictions will be eased to "stay local". Travel restrictions on journeys within Scotland will be lifted on Monday 26th April 2021 allowing you to travel within Scotland and to/from England and Wales.

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