Visiting nature reserves during the Covid-19 pandemic

Visiting nature reserves during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Now that we are in another lockdown and the evenings remain dark, it's never been more important to look after your mental and physical health. Getting out and spending time in nature is the perfect remedy.

 

All GWT nature reserves are open. Please check the individual nature reserve pages before travelling – car parks will be open unless stated otherwise on these pages. Please visit nature reserves with sensitivity and care, making sure to adhere to current government guidelines around social distancing. 

 

Please note that some of our nature reserves may be closed during heavy snow, you can stay up to date with our latest news by following us on social media @gloswildlife.
Walk in the woods - Zsuzsanna Bird

Walk in the woods - Zsuzsanna Bird

Getting out and about

All GWT nature reserves are open during the current lockdown. Please check the individual nature reserve pages before travelling – car parks will be open unless stated otherwise on these pages. Please visit nature reserves with sensitivity and care, making sure to adhere to current government guidelines around social distancing.

Take notice of the everyday wildness on your doorstep and explore your nearest nature reserve. Why not print off one of our spotter sheets to take with you on your walk?

Maintain social distancing

You can still explore the countryside with members of your household. Recent Government guidelines now also enable you to meet up with one other person from outside your household, as long as you meet in the open, adhere to social distancing guidance and keep at least two metres apart. 

 

 

A girl with a red t shirt on holding out muddy hands

Julie Norman

Wash your hands

It may feel like you haven't come into contact with anything whilst out in the great outdoors, but you might have opened and closed gates, sat down on a bench or touched a sign or bin.

Whilst outdoors, avoid touching your face. You should also clean your hands before leaving the house (ideally with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser) and wash them thoroughly when you arrive home. Avoid congregating at view points and at car park pay and display machines.

We hope you enjoy your time outside and that it provides some relief from all that's going on. Please report any signs of anti-social behaviour to us and send in any of your wildlife or landscape photos to us by tagging us on social media, @gloswildlife, or by using the hashtag #gloswildlife.

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