Last updated on Wednesday 18 August.

During the pandemic, this page has provided updates on what government restrictions mean for walking and Ramblers activities. Restrictions have now eased considerably but we’ll continue updating this page so you can be always be sure you have the right information.

Whenever you’re out and about, have fun, keep safe and be considerate to fellow walkers. Always follow the Countryside Code when in England and Wales, and the Outdoor Access Code when in Scotland. Remember you can use Ramblers Routes to discover local walks, close to home. 

Are you a Ramblers volunteer? New guidance for group walks and path maintenance can now be found at the links below.


England

The UK government roadmap for lifting lockdown in England is now at Step 4, which means:

  • Informal walks with family & friends can take place in groups of any size.
  • Ramblers group walks can take place in groups of any size – but check with your local group to find out if you need to book. Car-sharing and coach rambles can take place. 
  • Path maintenance can take place – please check with your local group. 
  • Other Ramblers activities can take place – please check with your local group. We recommend meeting outdoors or online where possible.

Scotland

All of Scotland began to move to beyond Level Zero from 9 August. Read more about Protection Levels here.  

If you need to share a private vehicle or car with anyone from another household, please follow Transport Scotland's advice on how to do so safely. Public transport, taxis and private hire coaches are permitted, provided relevant guidance is followed.

  • Informal walks with family & friends can take place in groups of any size. 
  • Ramblers group walks can take place in groups of any size – but check with your local group to find out if you need to book.
  • Path maintenance can take place – please check with your local group. 
  • Other Ramblers activities can take place – please check with your local group. We recommend events, training and committee meetings should be held outdoors or online where possible.  


Wales

The Welsh government Covid guidance is at Alert Level 0If using public transport to go walking, face coverings remain mandatory.

  • Informal walks with family & friends can take place in groups of any size. 
  • Ramblers group walks can take place in groups of any size – but check with your local group to find out if you need to book. 
  • Path maintenance can take place – please check with your local group. 
  • Other Ramblers activities can take place – please check with your local group. We recommend meeting outdoors or online where possible.


Group walks, guidance for volunteers
Events. training and AGMs
Path maintenance, guidance for volunteers