Opening Nature Reserves RSPB SWT etc

Allow such nature reserves to be open for the purposes of walking around. Beautiful facilities are essentially 'parks' most of which are closed.

Why the contribution is important

These are essentially parks which can be used for exercise and the vital improving of mental health through their beauty, wonder and educational value.

by Heron on May 09, 2020 at 02:44PM

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Based on: 14 votes


  • Posted by waxwing May 09, 2020 at 16:09

    Definitely. Social distancing is easy in such settings.
  • Posted by Eladram May 09, 2020 at 16:13

    In principle this is sensible, but it absolutely requires permitting travel to and from the nature reserves. So it is pointless unless accompanied by some relaxation in the rules on non-essential journeys.
  • Posted by StuartMcL May 09, 2020 at 17:06

    I think it would be feasible for nature reserves to open to open as they could easily comply with the current social distancing measures, however the stay at home rules would have to be relaxed
  • Posted by tammymac May 09, 2020 at 17:14

    Yes, it is a good idea. When I have travelled around Scotland, visiting many beautiful places, these places are rarely busy unless a tour bus arrives, so social distancing is easy and is in fact often the norm! If a place is more well known, or popular, there could be limits for car parking spaces.
  • Posted by GevaBlackett May 09, 2020 at 17:24

    If you can walk to a reserve, you can walk IN it. Its only car parks, toilets etc that have been closed. Access legislation still in place...
  • Posted by Aleck May 10, 2020 at 11:32

    Agree with this but has to be accompanied by government financial support for the conservation bodies operating the reserves. With an increase in people visiting comes an increase in maintenance etc issues, and at present these organisations will be struggling with employment costs with greatly reduced income.
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