With more people expected to head into the countryside this weekend, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is calling for ‘no more rubbish excuses’ when it comes to littering.
With more people expected to head into the countryside this weekend, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is calling for everyone to keep to the two-metre social distancing rule and for there to be ‘no more rubbish excuses’ when it comes to littering.
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Deputy Chairman and local farmer Neil Heseltine said:
“It’s been great to see so many people coming out into the National Park over the last few weeks, but sad to see so much litter being left behind. So please, no more rubbish excuses, take your litter home.
“I say this knowing the devastating effects littering and disposable BBQs have on plants and wildlife, including livestock trapped or tangled up in plastic bags and packaging, and animals cut by sharp objects that have been discarded in fields.
“We want everyone to come and enjoy a great day out in the National Park and to head home refreshed and re-energised, both mentally and physically, and with all their litter. Remember – respect the land, respect the community, and most importantly, respect each other, and stick to the two-metre social distancing rule”.
Information and resources for visitors, including where to go, what to do, how to stay safe and details of car parking, maps and walks, is here, alongside copies of all the National Park Authority infographics.