Hillwalking

Make hillwalking one of the things encouraged post lock down. It's possible by traveling in private car to the hills with you family or alone and involves minimal contact with other people.

Why the contribution is important

The physical and mental health benefits from hillwalking are massive. The sense of freedom in the hills is unmeasurable and totally different to what you feel walking the parks or pavements having to constantly dodge other humans. On most hills you will see no one meaning you can properly relax and just enjoy being outside whilst also staying fit and healthy. Social distancing is a non issue as most hillwalks can be achieved in such a way that no one need come within many many metres of others let alone 2m.

by FionaReid on May 08, 2020 at 11:29PM

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Average rating: 4.7
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Comments

  • Posted by gailb May 09, 2020 at 09:27

    I hill walked most weekends prior to lockdown. I occasionally shared hills with others but social distancing would def not present a problem. There’s so much open space in Scotland that many can enjoy without necessitating many to gather in the same area. It would also reduce the amount of people currently using parks and more open spaces in built up areas eg Arthur’s seat, where the access routes and paths quickly feel too busy.
  • Posted by DB May 09, 2020 at 16:10

    Agree there is negligible risk associated with hillwalking and associated activities like off-road cycling and wildcamping (midges apart!). The only possible risk is associated travel, particularly public transport. Therefore suggest hillwalking be allowed within your local area, thus minimising unnecessary travel. Everywhere has hills in Scotland!
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