Dear Diary, Lock Down 2020 | Trails Are Better With Friends

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One of our readers shares his tale of discovering that in lock down the trails are quiet – just a bit too quiet. Lock down, the meaning of: The confining of prisoners to their cellsA state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measureIf we are all honest the vast majority of UK citizens haven’t actually been in ‘lock down’, many have gardens, we go to the food shops, we go out to ‘exercise’, we probably sneak out and go to places we have been asked not to go to, only a small percentage are really confined to their home. So for most of us it’s not so much a lock down, but rather a restriction of our right to travel about the country as we would normally do. I am extremely lucky to live in rural Dorset on the edge of a small village, one shop, one (very nice) pub and a bus stop, and virtually on my doorstep are bridleways in all directions across the local farmland. I can go for...

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