Please follow Government guidance on accessing green spaces safely to protect yourself and others from Covid-19

Be aware that some visitor attractions and other facilities may not yet have reopened, so make sure you check the details online before you set off – you can find website links for the places to see in the Blackdown Hills AONB here.

Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods. Take the time to read signage. Respect the measures that local authorities and site management have put in place to help ensure social distancing.

If you’re driving, please take exceptional care and park considerately. More people have been accessing the countryside recently, which means roads and car parks have been busier than usual. It’s worth having a ‘plan b’ if you find a carpark full.

You may be more likely to come across walkers on the country roads now as it is easier to maintain physical distancing on roads than the narrow footpaths. There are also more cyclists on the road. Blackdown Hills roads are generally narrow and winding, with very high hedges limiting visibility.

Be aware that land managers may have taken action to provide extra protection for wildlife. Be vigilant and comply with any protective measures to ensure you do not disrupt the local wildlife.

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