The easing of some of the lockdown guidelines has resulted in an increase in walkers and cyclists enjoying their daily recreation in the allegedly covid-free country.
The joys of country walking are aptly described in the famous aria “Where’er you walk” from Handel’s oratorio Semele. Many will have heard that aria. Many more may have heard of the expression “Right to Roam” and may think that they are therefore entitled to walk wherever they please on rural land. After all the freedom to roam or “everyman’s right” is the general public’s right to access certain public or privately owned land, lakes and rivers for recreation and exercise – i.e. a perceived unfettered right which also complies with current lockdown guidelines (so long as you are at least two metres apart). MORE.