Last updated on Thursday 23 March

During the pandemic, this page has provided updates on what government restrictions mean for walking and Ramblers activities. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep this page up to date.

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? Guidance for group walks and path maintenance can now be found using the links below.


England

You can find the latest information on the UK government website. If using public transport to go walking, face coverings are 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 –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 events, training and committee meetings should continue to be held outdoors or online where possible. Face coverings are no longer mandatory but are suggested for congested or crowded spaces. If you have symptoms it is recommended to isolate and follow the government guidance. 

Scotland

All Scottish Government Covid rules and restrictions have now been lifted in Scotland. 

Formal restrictions on travel and car sharing have come to an end, however the virus is still very prevalent and members will likely have different risk tolerances so we ask you to respect and accommodate these as much as possible going forward. 

Risk assessments remain but managing booking systems for walks is entirely a group decision.  


Wales

You can find the latest information on the Welsh government websiteIf using public transport to go walking, face coverings are 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 events, training and committee meetings should be held outdoors or online where possible. Face coverings are required in most indoor public settings and on public transport. If planning to share transport or meet indoors, it is recommended to also take a lateral flow test beforehand.


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