Lockdown! Now What? by John Killick


ELL it is alright for you

lot; all you have to do is stay indoors and self-isolate! Now I write on travel, and our favourite editor wants an article on travel! Well what to do? Now the PM says we can travel within the UK provided we don’t go to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, which are still all locked down. But I thought we were all part of the UK!! Stop thinking John and get on with it. Anyhow, by the time you read this, unless

those who don’t think a virus can affect them, have managed to start another epidemic I expect we will all be able to travel once more just so long as we don’t stay overnight!!! Oh, unless your name is Dominic Cummings!!! So, that’s good isn’t it. Get your other half to check out the car and make sure it still works and off you go! Yes? Where?

The River Derwent

was the loo! Don’t forget the RADAR key, it could be your only option assuming the place where you have arrived has not been closed by the local council! All the usual alternatives like pubs and cafés are still shut and likely to remain so. Our

answer was the National Trust property we were probably going to visit, but most are still closed, with some car parks for those who wish to walk estate footpaths – seldom wheelchair friendly – so not much good to you. As you will have guessed, I don’t have a ready answer to the toilet problem; if you do then please let the editor know. But there are still some places you could visit fairly safely provided you sanitize your hands regularly. So, some suggestions to get you out in the fresh air with a change of scenery. My first thoughts

The bottom of the fish ladder near the car park

Last time I travelled with someone who had a disability the first thing she wanted once we got anywhere


go to one of those closed down railway lines that are very common in the Northeast where I live and

with a little research can normally be found in other parts of the country. Most are flat

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