Crowds gathered at Richmondshire beauty spots for the third weekend in a row, with large numbers of people again at the falls in Richmond and complaints from local residents about campers, litter, people causing a disturbance and inconsiderate parking elsewhere in the district.
Stewards, as well as local and military police, were used to restrict access to Richmond falls yesterday and will be there again today.
Photos released by North Yorkshire Police yesterday morning showed only a small number of people at the beauty spot.
But by the afternoon, dozens of people were congregating at the river.
Local residents said there were numerous people drinking, as well as some taking nitrous oxide gas, despite Richmondshire District Council saying they would refuse access to anyone who has alcohol.
One video sent by a Richmondshire Today reader showed a young man urinating up against the falls.
A number of cars parked on the pavement on Sleegill got tickets.
The visitors again left large amounts of litter at the falls.
Local volunteers collected a number of bags full of rubbish yesterday evening.
There were further problems elsewhere in Richmondshire yesterday.
Local residents called the police after groups of people gathered at Kisdon Force near Keld yesterday.
One resident estimated there were 200 young people in the area yesterday with some setting up tents overnight.
A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “The visitors blocked roads and some were being foul mouthed, carrying drinks and not social distancing.
“The police were called twice by local residents. When police went down to the waterfalls, they reported back to the residents that whist people were not social distancing there was not much they could do, even though tents had been assembled.
“A resident went down to both East Gill and Kisdon force at 9pm as music and shouting could be heard in Keld still. Nine tents were erected.”
They added: “We have cleared up many bags of rubbish following visits.
“This is the fourth incident of anti social behaviour in the last two weeks.”
The resident said cannabis could be smelt in the area and by midnight “people were out of it with drink and possible drugs”.
They added that as well as the young people illegally camping, there was a 74-yea-old hiker walking the Pennine Way.
Problems were also reported at Aysgarth Falls, with national park officials closing the car park due to the large numbers of people who visited the area.
This resulted in motorists parking on the roadside between the falls and the nearby village of Carperby.