Don't Lose Your Way

All advice on this page was reviewed on Friday 26 March.

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. 


England

The UK government roadmap for lifting lockdown means people in England will be allowed to walk outside in groups of six or two households, from Monday 29 March.

It has also been confirmed by the UK government that organised sport and physical activity, which include Ramblers group walks, can also resume from the 29 March, and are exempt from legal gathering limits. Ramblers volunteer activities will also be able to take place once again.

For now, you must continue to stay local and avoid non-essential travel. You must not travel to Scotland or Wales.

 

  • Walking with family & friends: You can walk outdoors by yourself, with members of your household or support bubble, or with one other person. From Monday 29 March, two households, or groups of up to six, will be able to get together for informal walks.
  • Ramblers group walks: All group walks are suspended until 29 March.
  • Path maintenance: All path maintenance activities are suspended until 29 March.
  • Other Ramblers activities: All other Ramblers activities are suspended until 29 March, unless they can be carried out from home. Committee meetings must be held online.