Most of you know that I live next to Daisy Hill Forest. I have been walking in this forest since the 70's and I love it. I have seen many changes over the years but it hasn't changed my opinion of it being a beautiful place to visit. Normally I walk with three friends every morning but recently I've been walking by myself. I have felt safe away from people and panic. However, as lockdown gets more severe everyday the forest has been closed for BBQ's, picnics and group gatherings. The toilet facilities have been closed as well as the gas BBQ's. The walking and bike tracks have remained open. Unfortunately, as many other parks are closed there has been an influx of walkers and cyclists and the forest is becoming crowded so I know the tracks will be closed too. It makes my heart ache. Here are some photos of my last walk in the forest.
An update: The forest tracks are still open a week later. Hooray!