Yes, the Welsh Assembly have changed the rules and regulations yet again and the changes once again make no sense. But the good news is we are back and offering up our Programme Of Walks In Wales

Lawyers are discussing the legality of any law drawn up on the hoof and changed so often as to make it unreasonable for a member of the public to know the fine detail. Criminalising someone for not reading reams of new guidelines is unacceptable and will be the basis for challenges in court against the totality of the lockdowns and of individual fines. 

The insanity of releasing us all from lockdown is plain for all to see given that Merthyr Tydfil is currently the most diseased area of the UK. The reasoning behind putting us into local lockdowns a month or so ago is thrown out of the window and rates of infection are now ignored without explanation and in favour of the new draconian impositions. 

And don’t get me started on the cats, dogs and mink of this world.

This is what the Welsh Ass have to say:

‘An organised activity could be any activity for which gathering is not permitted under any other part of the Regulations. Organised activities can only take place in regulated premises that are required to take all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus. Activities must not involve the sale or consumption of alcohol and must not take place in people’s homes.

Examples of the organised activities might include sports and exercise activities, or support groups and other groups to support people’s health or wellbeing, such as breastfeeding classes or slimming groups.

All of these activities are capped at 15 participants if they take place indoors, or 30 if outdoors. This number does not include any children aged under 11 or people who are working. During these activities, people should remain physically distanced from others outside of their household.’

So, we are free to wander, if we live in Wales.


Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)