Monmouthshire’s Countryside Access Network

Monmouthshire’s countryside access network, outside of the National Park, remains open for the public to use. We will keep this under review and the situation may change if areas are identified where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring measures set out by the Government.

Please follow the requirements for social distancing and use local walking routes from your home, not driving into the countryside for your walk.  We have closed the car parks at Caldicot Castle Country Park and at Blackrock Picnic Site to keep people safe – please do not drive to these and other countryside sites. 

Many footpaths and bridleways cross private land, working farms and in some cases are close to private homes. Please keep to the paths, keep your distance from landowners and continue to follow the restrictions and measures which are in place to protect you and others.  Also remember that it is lambing season and dogs must always be kept under control.

Any future path closure notices under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2020 will be published online here.