Lincolnshire’s glorious countryside can provide physical and mental benefits.
Exercising and spending time outdoors and in the countryside is great for both our physical and mental wellbeing.
It has also been shown that connecting with nature is good for our mental health, and could be especially beneficial during these unprecedented times.
Recent restrictions, related to the Covid-19 virus, has meant that many more people have been exploring their local countryside and public rights of way, either through walking or cycling. And this year with restrictions on travel and public gatherings, many more people have been choosing to get closer to nature and explore our beautiful county.
If you are visiting the countryside, either on your doorstep or further afield, please remember to follow the current government guidelines regarding time spent outdoors and follow the Countryside Code:
- enjoy the outdoors – plan ahead and be prepared, check the outdoor space is open, follow advice and local signs
- respect other people – consider the local community, other people enjoying the outdoors, leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths
- protect the natural environment – leave no trace of your visit, take your litter home, keep dogs under control and clear up after them, don’t stop to pet or feed livestock
Walks for all
If you’re not sure where you can walk, why not try one of our promoted walk routes. Over 100 walks ranging from 2 to 15 miles can be found on the website. Each walk has easy to follow directions and a map.
If you prefer to plan your own route using public rights of way (public footpaths and bridleways for example) you can use the online map. Both can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coast-countryside.
For walks in the Lincolnshire Wolds visit www.lincswolds.org.uk