Natural Resources Wales and the RSPB have become the latest organisations to close off their beauty spots to visitors.

Yesterday the UK and Welsh Governments closed caravan parks, campsites, tourist hotspots and popular beauty spots to visitors.

Now Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has closed all visitor centres, car parks, play areas and toilets on the reserves, woods and forests that they manage.

These sites include the Kerry Ridgeway, Cors y Llyn in Builth, Dyfi Forest in Machynlleth, Hafren Forest in Llanidloes, Nash Wood in Presteigne, Radnor Forest in Knighton and Warren Wood in New Radnor.

Mountain bike trails are also closed. No maintenance is being carried out until further notice on mountain bike trails.

And the RSPB has also pulled down the proverbial shutters at its sites, including Ynys hir reserve, near Machynlleth.

Gary White, Incident Manager at NRW said: “We are dedicated to keeping the public, and our staff as safe as possible.

“We have closed all car parks, play areas and toilets in the reserves, woods and forests that we manage. We have also closed mountain bike trails and no maintenance is being carried out on them until further notice.

“NRW advice is to take care of yourself and others by following Public Health Wales and Government guidance.

“We need to avoid unnecessary travel, so make your walk a local one; do not get into your car to travel to one of the woods we manage. The walking trails in the woodlands remain open but you must exercise alone or with your own household and, if encountering other people, maintain the social distancing rule.”

In a statement the RSPB added: “Following the latest clear instructions from the Government for us all to remain at home, apart from a limited number of allowed activities, we are closing our reserves to visitors until further notice. It is with great sadness that we ask people to refrain from visiting RSPB reserves.

“This means we will close car parks, toilets, playgrounds, visitor centres, hides, cafes and shops to the public. Our efforts will now move to helping the millions of people spending time at home.

“We are determined to do our bit to try and help connect people with the amazing wildlife to be seen in gardens or from balconies or windows and offer some hope and joy in these difficult times."