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Can I drive 5 miles to walk in the woods?

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R2221 Mon 23-Mar-20 22:12:59

Just that really. We’ve been isolating for over a week and these woods are the only thing that kept us sane. Isolated woods - not many people there. Those we came across were mindful of distance.

With the current lockdown rules, are we allowed to drive there?

AnyFucker Mon 23-Mar-20 22:14:23

Stay at home. How much clearer do you need it to be ?

pocketem Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:08

Obviously not

How hard is it to understand "stay at home"

OhioOhioOhio Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:15

I wouldn't. Stay at home.

RitaConnors Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:16

You can drive to the woods for your once a day daily exercise surely.

SisterSist3r Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:27

To be fair it gave no distances re your daily exercise.

Wolfiefan Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:43

I’m not driving anywhere. Because then I would need diesel. Or I could break down. Or every other bugger could have the same idea. Stay home.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 23-Mar-20 22:15:54

I want to do the same thing. If I walk my kids along the street there’s far more scope for germs and meeting people than getting in the car and going somewhere 5 miles away that’s deserted.

SisterSist3r Mon 23-Mar-20 22:16:05

And actually if it is less populated it’s safer.

Iamanaubergine Mon 23-Mar-20 22:16:14


LambriniSocialist Mon 23-Mar-20 22:16:16

Yes, the 'daily exercise' was a bit ambiguous wasn't it?

Rosehip10 Mon 23-Mar-20 22:16:24

no - non essential journey.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 23-Mar-20 22:16:49

I bet there will be cyclists interpreting the once a day rule as “cycle for 50 miles”.

AnyFucker Mon 23-Mar-20 22:17:15

Evrry fucker that went to the countryside this weekend thought it was "safer" to be outdoors

Holdmenow Mon 23-Mar-20 22:17:33

Who owns the woods OP are they public or private?? I would maybe make sure you know that before you go into them. I say that as someone who owns a wooded area and is fed up of kicking ppl off my land tbh.

Scrowy Mon 23-Mar-20 22:17:37


Hotcuppatea Mon 23-Mar-20 22:17:58


BeardedMum Mon 23-Mar-20 22:18:27

I will. I want to walk in the woods and I will drive to get there.

Goatymcgoaty Mon 23-Mar-20 22:18:33


BMW6 Mon 23-Mar-20 22:18:35

Non essential journey surely?

Flaxmeadow Mon 23-Mar-20 22:18:43

No it is not an essential journey

BrigidSt Mon 23-Mar-20 22:19:11

Stay at home

somegoodnewsforonce Mon 23-Mar-20 22:19:16

I bet there will be cyclists interpreting the once a day rule as “cycle for 50 miles”.

Struggling to see what would be wrong with that? Assuming they're not on a crowded canal path.

R2221 Mon 23-Mar-20 22:19:24

I’m absolutely not taking my kids for a walk in the town. Too many people and it’s very hard to keep hold of my monster twins. Woodlands are fresher, greener and very isolated. We won’t be going every day though. Say 3-4 times a week. On those days, that’ll be our only exercise/going out.

rumandbiscuits Mon 23-Mar-20 22:19:58

You're allowed exercise though. I would say it's fine to drive to a woods and go for a walk!

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