All advice on this page was reviewed on Friday 7 May.
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 roadmap for lifting lockdown means people in England can now walk outside in groups of up to six or two households. Ramblers group walks and volunteer activities can also resume, following Covid-secure guidance. You should continue to minimise travel.
The Scottish Government’s Covid restrictions allow overnight stays and travel throughout all of Scotland, including for Ramblers activities - but you should minimise travel in England. You should not share cars with other households to go walking.