Covid-19 – Stay Local – Be MORE Careful

Updated 1st March 2021

Spring has begun, the snowdrops have been joined by an occasional primrose, celandines and a few early daffodils. The vaccination programme is marching on, we are beginning to plan for some sort of summer! It has been a long haul and we still have a long way to go. Slow, steady and careful will get us there!

Complacency and stupidity, now more than ever, are threats to us all. In almost all available outdoor spaces, coasts, woods and parks, groups of people now walk in bunches, blocking paths ignoring social distances and subjecting themselves and everyone they meet to unnecessary extra risks. If you find your walk becoming congested please turn back. Completing a planned route is unimportant – maximising our collective health is essential! 

Some of the walks described in “Grand Day Out”  may be appropriate for you as daily local exercise. Please use the maps and modify the routes to avoid hot-spots or places where the paths are too narrow. Turn back if unsure, practice social distancing and step off paths if they are narrow when passing others.

Do not over-stretch yourself physically or explore beyond your comfort zone.

Stay local, be MORE careful.

Charlie Reid