INTENT ON CAMPING?…

Intent On Camping?...
Intent On Camping?...

INTENT ON CAMPING?

There have been quite a few problems with easing the restrictions following the lockdown.

The latest one, causing some anxiety in the New Forest, is whether or not to open up all the campsites, so that people can visit the area. Normally, thousands of people descend on the National Park and spend a few nights or even a fortnight under canvas in one of the official campsites owned by Forestry England.

My friend thinks it is a big mistake for all the campsites to remain closed for the rest of the year and predicts that many people will come here from all over the country and… finding the official campsites closed, will camp anyway, even in places here camping is not permitted.

I fear he is right. However, I accept that there will be challenges in safely operating campsites in a way that doesn't risk spreading the virus.

I think that it might be most sensible to have some of the campsites open, but with additional safety measures in place to ensure that people don't run an unacceptable risk touching taps or using toilets and showers.

As always, interested in your views…..


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