Covid-19: Reserves run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust remain OPEN

Covid-19: Reserves run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust remain OPEN

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:18am 25th March 2020.

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The charity is reminding us that we must maintain social distancing on their sites though.

The current Government rules allow us to go outside once a day for exercise, and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust say their reserves are still open for that.

WHICH RESERVES ARE OPEN? 

The charity's sites include: 

  • Blackmoor Copse, Pitton
  • Cockey Down, near Laverstock
  • Coombe Bissett Down
  • Jones's Mill, Pewsey
  • Middleton Down, Wilton
  • Nadder Island, behind Churchfields
  • Landford Bog
Coombe Bissett Down 2 (Chloe Hills)
Coombe Bissett Down is among the sites that are staying open

Chief Executive Dr Gary Mantle MBE said:

"Our nature reserves are open and remain excellent places to unwind with wildlife and get some fresh air and exercise away from crowds. The UK government's guidance on Social Distancing recognises the value of going for a walk outdoors if you stay more than two metres from others. We also know how important nature is for our wellbeing, and so over the coming weeks we will be suggesting things that you can do from home, or in your garden.

"We want to offer a big thank you to all our members and supporters - it's particularly at difficult times like these that your support is so important to us."

LANGFORD LAKES CLOSED

One of the Trust's most popular reserves, near Steeple Langford, was already closed for essential maintenance until April 6th.

The Kingfisher Cafe on the site will also stay shut to the public.

Langford Lakes sign - Steeple Langford (Mike Draper)
We won't be able to visit Langford Lakes, as it's closed for maintenance

Government advice also means the charity's cancelling or postponing any planned events and activities until further notice. 

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