Coronavirus: Countryside services

Stay safe in Lancashire country parks

Please remember to stick to social distancing rules in the Lancashire countryside.

The county council's countryside parks can get very busy and it may be difficult for people to socially distance at Beacon Fell, Wycoller and the Forest of Bowland.

Car parks at these country parks are open, but facilities such as visitor centres, cafes and toilets remain closed. 

People living near the parks use them regularly, but anyone thinking of driving somewhere new may want to consider other more local options so that the countryside parks do not become overcrowded.

Collection of bins

Waste and dog bins are not currently being emptied. There are signs on the bins explaining why we have had to close them.

Our staff who normally empty the bins are helping deliver food and medicine to vulnerable people or have been redeployed to support critical services.

Piling waste on top of  sealed bins diverts these staff away from helping our most vulnerable people during the current Covid19 emergency.

We request that the small number of people leaving waste behind to please take their waste home, or place it in one of the other bins that are still in use in the local area.

The waste on top of and around these closed bins will be removed as soon as we can temporarily release staff without having an adverse impact on the support they give to vulnerable residents and critical services.