Scenic beauty spots close car parks to encourage local exercising only

We’re blessed that Telford and Wrekin has lots of scenic beauty spots but before you rush out to visit these, we’d like you to ask yourself: 1. Is this an essential journey? 2. Do I need to drive here to complete my daily exercise?

Scenic beauty spots close car parks to encourage local exercising only

As the government guidelines state, we should stay at home (unless you’re unable to work from home), and journey out only for food and medicines. You can go out for exercise once a day.

Daily walks and exercise should be completed locally in your surrounding areas, alone or with members of your household only.

Car parks surrounding the Wrekin and The Ercall are now closed.

John Hughes of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, which owns the car park at the foot of the Wrekin said “The Forest Glen is one of several car parks we’ve been ask to close to maintain social distancing. Keeping healthy through outdoor exercise is important, but Telford has a wealth of easily accessible and quiet green spaces within walking distance for many people.”

Cllr Carolyn Healy, Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Historic and Natural Environment, and Climate Change said “The reason for this is that the car park then becomes a place that can become very busy and it becomes very difficult for people to keep a safe distance from one another.”

“We must do everything we can to stop the risk of spreading the virus and if this means we can’t go to some of our favourite places for a while then that’s a small price to pay.”

So please don’t drive out for your exercise.


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