Thanks for staying away from our beauty spots

Denbighshire County Council and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty would like to thank residents and visitors for staying away from the county’s beauty spots over the weekend.

Concerns had been raised last week about an increase in visitors to Loggerheads and Moel Famau country parks as well sites at the Panorama and Horseshoe Falls in the Dee Valley.  This prompted a warning from the Council and North Wales Police for people to heed the national message and to stay at home.

The Council monitored the position over the weekend, supported by North Wales Police patrols and very few visitors were reported at these locations.

Councillor Tony Thomas,  the Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We fully understand that the great weather makes it extremely tempting to go for exercise in our scenic countryside, but we are in the middle of a pandemic and we all need to listen to the stay at home messages. 

“Generally, most people listen to the national guidance and exercise in their local community, but the blip we saw last week in some of our beauty spots did cause us some concern. That’s why we appealed to people to stay away.

“We are very grateful to North Wales Police for providing a visible presence in the area. By working in partnership, we can really send a clear message for people to stay at home. When the time’s right, we will be welcoming people back to Denbighshire with open arms – but not quite yet”.