Let people travel a little further to exercise

Places like Loch Lomond, walks like Conic Hill, Ben Lomond. Open the car parks and allow people To these places To exercise by walking, canoeing etc. Even wild camping. Then people won’t be as likely to get stir crazy and break lockdown. And less people on the water in particular (eg if canoeing) than in local parks, kelvin walkway etc. So what’s the harm?

Why the contribution is important

Stopping people breaking lockdown as they are totally fed up and depressed by opening the restrictions a bit... i for one, cant get out of bed some days as i feel “whats the point” people are getting reAlly fed up amd frustrated and it will eventually lead to people breaking lockdown anyway.

by Carroy on May 06, 2020 at 07:39PM

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  • Posted by Free May 06, 2020 at 21:05

    Agree entirely- please consider our mental health and the effect on our physical health including our immune system. Outdoor exercise of all forms with social distancing - respect for people who use the outdoors to manage their mental and physical health. 7hrs on a hill and you see nobody, 5hrs paddling on the sea and you see nobody so you cannot pick anything up or pass anything if you follow social distancing rules. Please help us.
  • Posted by RossK May 06, 2020 at 21:16

    Totally agree - travelling is not the issue when it comes to spreading the virus. The key is social distancing so as long as people are keeping a safe distance it shouldn't matter how far they travel or how long they are out for.
  • Posted by Gcairns May 06, 2020 at 21:22

    I agree I live in a busy town, no garden. It is safer for me to go a drive on my own to a more isolated location for a walk than it is for me to walk anywhere near my home
  • Posted by BarbaraAnnGrigor May 06, 2020 at 21:28

    Couldn't agree more with this... majority of people are being sensible but you can already see the drift from lockdown rules. Those of us who don't have cars/cycles have been in our own 2 to 4 mile radius for 2 months... we have to be able to get further afield. This doesn't just apply to a day out/exercise... it also applies to being able to care or support other family members who live/work in other parts of the country and some distance away.
  • Posted by Oldknees May 06, 2020 at 22:33

    Totally agree - since the lockdown I can't walk from the house without meeting many more people than ever used to be in the nearby woods. As time goes on the anxiety results in ever greater "social distancing " as we avoid each other by 3,4or 5 metres- hiding off the paths to isolate. If I could drive quite a short distance I know many places I'd meet nobody - and as someone else has commented, as long as you're making no contact it really shouldn't matter how far you drive or how long you walk.
  • Posted by SI May 06, 2020 at 23:04

    If people remain sensible with strict social distancing in the country / on hill walks could it be relaxed to allow travel for exercise ?
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