Following our news bulletin on Wednesday 13th May we are now pleased to let you know that restrictions at Ford & Etal are being very gradually relaxed, as detailed below.
- Anglers are welcome, subject to observing social distancing.
- Visitors are welcome to access our open spaces, again ensuring that social distancing is observed. This is essential – whilst you may be fit and well you could, unknowingly, be carrying the virus and thus inadvertently infect others.
- The village shops in Etal and Ford are open (9am-1pm at Etal; 8am-12.30pm in Ford) for general provisions and take away food and beverages.
- All tourism venues and facilities including public toilets remain closed for the time being.
We would also respectfully remind you that our public rights of way cross farmland and areas of conservation. There are nesting birds, cattle and sheep in fields, hedgerows and woodland. Whilst you may not always see them it is important that they are not disturbed, therefore please keep your dog on a lead at all times, pick up dog poo and dispose of it in the bins provided and make sure that you close and fasten all gates.