National park boss urges visitors not to bring disposal barbecues

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Visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been urged not to bring disposable barbecues this weekend.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority says it it looking forward to welcoming more first-time visitors to the Dales after seeing many people of all ages enjoy the recent sunshine.

However, they are urging visitors to act responsibly following issues of littering and a lack of social distancing.

Carl Lis, chairman of the authority, said: “Ultimately, we want everyone to enjoy the national park and to have a safe space in which to relax and exercise, but this can only happen if everyone respects the land, respects the community and respects each other.

“That means effective social distancing, staying two metres part, and navigating the countryside safely and responsibly, following the Countryside Code”.

“We would say to anyone planning to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park – expect to take your litter home.

“We are also experiencing problems with people arriving with disposable barbecues, and, whilst we’re anticipating rain, it’s still important to make the point – do not bring disposable barbecues to the Dales. They pose a very real fire risk.”

Visitors are also reminded that much of the local amenities such as car parks, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes remain closed.

First time visitors to to the Dales who would like a more information including where to go, what to do, how to stay safe and details of car parking, maps and walks can access the following online resources here www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/information-for-new-visitors

People can also check the status of the car parks at the weekend here at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/weekend-car-parks.

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  1. The Peak District National Park has managed to ban barbecues by working with partners and land owners. In light of damaging fires in the Dale’s recently shouldn’t the YDNP follow suit and take decisive action!

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