Visiting our sites during the coronavirus pandemic

How to plan for a safe visit and what to expect when you arrive

Last updated: 22 October 2020

What’s open and what’s closed

The car parks, trails, play areas and toilets in most of our woodlands and nature reserves are open.

Our visitor centre buildings, cafés and some other visitor facilities remain closed for now.

Find out what's open at your local woodland or nature reserve. 

National firebreak

The Welsh Government is implementing a national coronavirus firebreak from 6pm on Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November.

The firebreak regulations replace the local lockdown restrictions which were in force in some parts of the country and they apply to everyone living or travelling in Wales.

Our sites and most visitor facilities remain open during this firebreak period but people are advised to stay at home and only visit sites in the local area to take exercise.

Sites closed due to forestry operations

Car parks, trails and all facilities are closed at these places due to ongoing forestry operations:

Visiting our sites safely

Plan ahead

Park responsibly

  • Respect the local community by parking responsibly at designated car parks – do not park on verges or block emergency access routes.
  • There are parking charges in some of our car parks - some pay machines and barriers require the correct cash and do not take cards.

Keep your distance

  • Make every effort to maintain the required social distance on our trails.
  • You need to wear a mask when going inside one of our buildings.

Be patient and respectful

  • Follow the guidance and signs at our sites which will help you to enjoy your visit safely.
  • If your destination is too busy when you arrive, please have a ‘plan B’ ready and try an alternative destination.

Tread lightly

  • Respect the environment and the wildlife around you.
  • Please keep an eye out for any temporary signs on our sites - they are there to help keep you safe.

Follow the Countryside Code

  • Stick to trails, keep dogs under control, take litter home, leave gates as you find them and don’t block entrances or gateways.