We will meet at suitable locations and the leader will describe the walk, the conditions underfoot and the estimated time it will take. We will do this whilst observing the prevailing social distancing guidance. You will be reminded there is to be no sharing of kit, clothing, food or drinks.
The five-mile travel guideline in Wales could remain in place all summer, with no plans to lift the limit until July at the earliest according to First Minister Mark Drakeford. This will make Wales over two months behind England in this and seriously damages business and so the people of Wales’ ability to thrive.
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I went out for a jog in the heat of the day today. I need to keep fitness levels up in preparation for some mountaineering, one day, someday… And I came across some council workers at Blackweir Bridge which had me sending this to Cardiff City Council who it would appear, under the emergency powers legislation, rules, guidelines, whatever, failed in their duty of care to their workforce…
Take time out during lockdown to have a think about the narrative that the government have been spinning and to listen to the mass of intelligent thinkers, historians, scientists and doctors who clearly align themselves AGAINST the UK Governments and the Global Lockdown position.
Let’s deal with todays news point by disappointing point… but first let’s highlight something that is reported on the BBC News pages that might blow your mind and is something that I’ve been shouting about since day 1… The Welsh Government has been advised that the virus survives “only for minutes outside but for hours on indoor surfaces”.
So let us get out and about by the seaside this weekend. We will stay indoors if we feel ill (we’re not idiots or gluttons for punishment). We won’t, we promise, approach strangers and kiss them. There will be no coughing over the vulnerable.
Londoners will be gurning from ear to ear with the news that Dom is back from his most recent ‘Up North’ tour and that they can once again look forward to some small venue intimacy with the master spinner.
Oh Joy! Cosmeston and the Vale parks are to re-open! We should regard ourselves as lucky…
On the eve of the lockdown Wales Outdoors took the dramatic decision, based on my ‘spooky action at a distance’, to re-schedule all events through to the end of June for later on in the year. And that now looks about right, with the lifting of restrictions that, unless there is spike in infection rates and so a return to the draconian measures of late, will begin to unravel as the public quickly push against the boundaries set by central and local government. It looks like we’ll be back out walking with you lot, in line with government advice at the time of course, on the 1st July 🙂
I think therefore that it is time to, on occasion, explore a little further afield, to leave the parks for those who don’t drive or can’t travel. After all, walking outside to my car and driving a short distance to somewhere where I will see less people than if I were walking the streets and parks of Cardiff has to be a good thing.
I thought I’d share my personal opinion on the current restrictions in place and also share UKGov advice. So, first off, a rather nice video explaining the countryside code at this extraordinary time…
Due to the Corona Virus we have re-scheduled all walks due for March through to June and are working on a database to credit those that have paid for walks. These are our guidelines…
Given the advice that peak virus will not be with us until mid May, when 95% of all infections will likely be taking place, it would seem sensible to assume that the Corona Virus will be disrupting our society until the end of August.
Wales Outdoors will not give refunds for a place or places on any scheduled walks. We hope you understand and that you support the viability of a small local business.
So, until we get clear and sensible advice and until cafes and bars are ordered closed we’ll be delivering guided walks in the Great Outdoors every Saturday and Sunday and sometimes during the week too 🙂