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Certain public rights of way and access land are closed where:

  • the areas are liable to large numbers of people congregating or being too near each other
  • their use poses a high risk of spreading coronavirus within the area

This is to allow people to go outside to exercise in a safe way. It:

  • allows the closure of areas prone to crowding
  • supports the importance of following social distancing rules. Particularly with people you do not live with, or who are not in your exclusive extended household.

Closure decisions depend on the expertise of the organisations responsible for their management.

Closures in your area

Local authorities

The following Local Authorities have rights of way closures in their areas:

National Parks

There are no public rights of way and access land closures. Get information about National Parks and visitor centres at:

Natural Resources Wales

There are no public rights of way and access land closures. Get information about visitor centres at Natural Resources Wales.

National Trust

There are no public rights of way and access land closures. Get information about visitor centres at The National Trust.