All advice on this page was reviewed on Tuesday 23 February.
Walking for exercise and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. To make sure we can all enjoy it safely, it’s important to keep up to date with current coronavirus restrictions.
On this page, you'll find an overview of the different restrictions across England, Scotland and Wales and what they mean for you.
Wherever you walk, it’s important to be safe, considerate and responsible. Always follow the Countryside Code or Scottish Access Code, and avoid busy areas which may make physical distancing difficult. Remember you can explore Ramblers Routes to discover local walks, close to home.
Are you a member of the Ramblers or an affiliated group? You can find more information about how these restrictions affect you on the Members & Affiliates page.
Are you a Ramblers volunteer? You can find further guidance about restarting activities below.
The UK government has published a four-step roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England. We are reviewing this roadmap to understand what it means for walking and Ramblers volunteer activities. We will update our guidance in due course.
In the meantime, England remains in national lockdown. All in-person Ramblers activities are suspended. You must avoid all non-essential travel and stay local. You must not travel to Scotland or Wales.
It is the law to ‘stay at home’ at all times apart from when taking part in a few limited exempt activities, which include local outdoor recreation.