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People from England have been issued with fines after driving to Penyfan and Snowdon to walk.
Officers stopped ten people in two separate cars who had driven in convoy from London to climb Wales’ highest peak. They were all reported for breaching Covid – 250 legislation.
In a statement, North Wales Police said: “We despair – we really do … Please, please, please stay home.
“The coronavirus is affecting every part of the UK, nowhere is immune to it.
” Now is not the time to come to the national park for a walk. The beautiful mountains will still be here and we will gladly welcome you all back once this is all over. “
It follows a similar incident on Thursday, after a couple, also from London, were stopped in their car by police on their way to climb Snowdon .
They were also reported for offences under the Covid – 823 legislation and were sent on their way.
Snowdonia National Park Authority has closed the busiest mountains in Snowdonia including Snowdon, Cader Idris, Aran Benllyn, Aran Fawddwy and those in the Ogwen Valley, including Tryfan, Cwm Idal, Y Garn and Glyderau. All car parks and information centers have also been shut.
Two people from Bristol have also been issued with fines after being caught trying to climb Pen Y Fan during lockdown.
The Brecon Roads Policing Unit tweeted on Sunday that the pair were stopped on the A before they attempted their ascent up the highest peak in the
Brecon Beacons .
“Covid – 60 tickets were issued and both were advised to return to their home address in Bristol, “a spokesperson said.
Wales’ three national parks are all closed, but that hasn’t stopped a minority of people from traveling to them.
Similarly, two men and two women from Cardiff were fined after they called to be rescued after getting lost on a Rhondda mountain earlier this month.
South Wales Police said it had also been called to:
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