The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has issued guidance to people who have access to the countryside on their doorsteps to help them stay safe while out walking.

The countryside guidance has been produced as a reminder to those out walking to follow Government advice and to be mindful of the Countryside Code, respecting any people and livestock encountered.

The guidance advises people to:

  • Only use country paths in your neighbourhood that you can walk to from your house – DO NOT drive to the countryside to walk.

  • Keep to the path – Do not trespass onto private land; only use public footpaths and bridleways.

  • Practice social distancing – Keep a minimum of two metres apart from other walkers and avoid using narrow paths.

  • Plan your walk – Try to avoid busy times of day when many other people may be walking, and if possible, don`t use the same route every day.

  • Respect residents and landowners – If a path runs close to a house or farm try and take a different walk. If this isn’t possible, please respect the residents’ space as they may be vulnerable and self-isolating.

  • Keep dogs on leads – The lambing season has begun and many fields are now stocked with sheep and lambs.