Monmouthshire’s Countryside Access Network Covid Information

“Stay Active, Stay Safe.”

Please follow the Welsh Government guidance that applies to everyone living or travelling in Wales.

  • Follow social distancing rules with people you do not live with, or, who aren’t in your exclusive extended household
  • Stay at home if you or anyone you live with has Coronavirus Symptoms, this includes if you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect and told to self- isolate
  • Be vigilant with hand washing and hygiene

What countryside Sites and Public Rights of Way are open?

All of our countryside sites are open for use and no car parks are currently shut. 

By virtue of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 the following restricted byways are closed until further notice:- Restricted Byways 20 & 21 Monmouth

All closures are kept under review and any amendments will appear here.  Closures on paths due to flooding, dangerous bridges etc. can be found here.

Before you visit 

  • Plan ahead – check what is open and closed before you set out.  Pack hand sanitiser and face masks.
  • Avoid crowds – Chose a quiet place and if busy go to an alternate destination.
  • Be adventure smart 

While you are there

  • If our car parks are full, or busy, please come back another time and do not park on access roads or surrounding roads.
  • Please do not linger in car parks so that others can safely come and go
  • Take your litter home
  • Many footpaths and bridleways cross private gardens, farms and farmland.  Please keep to the paths and follow the new countryside code, keep your distance from landowners and continue to follow the restrictions and measures in place to protect you and others.
  • Be a responsible dog owner by following the dog walking code
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory

Things to do

Find out what you can do at Visit Monmouthshire.

Additionally for information on where to walk, or to report issues, please use our Countryside Access Map