Despite a handful of people ignoring instructions not to travel, it was generally quiet in the National Park across the weekend.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Ranger Service were once again a visible presence, supporting North Yorkshire and Cumbria Police with their message to stay home and save lives.
David Butterworth, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said: “Despite the actions of a few, who ignored Government advice and travelled long distances to get here on Sunday, I am very grateful to the huge majority of people who heeded the message to stay home this weekend”.
“People here have listened to Government advice and largely followed it. They shouldn’t be penalised for the actions of others, so I would ask, as we approach the Easter weekend, that everyone continues to heed the restrictions. I know it’s frustrating, particularly when the good weather comes, but the sooner we get on top of the virus the sooner we can return to some kind of normality.”
“It’s vitally important that people continue to follow Government guidance and not make unnecessary trips to, or around the National Park, whether visitor or local”.
Mr Butterworth said: “The Dales will be here for us when all this is over. Stay home and plan your visit for when the restrictions on travel are lifted, and when local businesses will be ready to welcome you”.
Information and guidance continues to be updated online at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk