Following unprecedented numbers of people travelling to Countryside, David Butterworth, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said:
“Last weekend proved extremely difficult. There were many parts of the National Park where the Government’s medical advice regarding social isolation was blatantly ignored, and this seemed to be a pattern of behaviour replicated in many areas of the Country.
“We fully recognise the importance of the outdoors with regard to the nation’s health and well-being, but at this stage of the pandemic, our advice is that people should stay home, within their own communities, and not to make unnecessary journeys to the National Park. This will help protect the NHS and ultimately save lives”.
We continue to review the situation daily and we would advise people to keep up to date with the latest information at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk