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SteveH

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« Reply #2130 on: March 25, 2020, 10:31:39 AM »
Eerie video shows 'silent Snowdon' deserted hours before UK lockdown
Pwllheli-based videographers Kelp & Fern captured the Llanberis Path to the summit hours before UK wide lockdown was announced.

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Coronavirus: North Wales Police will stop caravans and motorhomes on A55 and send tourists home
Chief constable Carl Foulkes pledges to stop the influx of holidaymakers into the region during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Moment police descend on Snowdonia walkers ignoring lockdown rules
The walkers were intercepted near Porthmadog
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Ian

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« Reply #2131 on: March 25, 2020, 11:04:45 AM »
Excellent. The next stage will be enforcing penalties. Perhaps confiscation of the caravan or camping gear?
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« Reply #2132 on: March 25, 2020, 04:27:12 PM »
Snowdon and other busy mountains have been shut amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Snowdonia National Authority Park Authority (SNPA) has announced the decision today.
From now Snowdon, Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy are closed to the public.

This was despite UK Government guidance over social distancing, which urged people to stay at home and not take unnecessary journeys to stop the spread of covid-19.

Snowdonia National Park shuts all car parks and warns it could go further to stop coronavirus spread
“The current picture on 25.03.20 is as follows, however the situation is evolving rapidly:

“We are closing the busiest mountains in Snowdonia, and there will be no access to these mountains until further notice, this includes Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, 'Ogwen' - Y Garn, Glyderau, Tryfan and Cwm Idwal, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.”

In addition SNPA has closed all its main car parks, information centres, Plas Tan y Bwlch - the authority’s study centre and warden centres - although wardens will remain at work with “limited social contact.”

In addition all scheduled events, volunteer activities and authority meetings are cancelled until further notice, with the head office closed to the public - with staff there working from home.

The SNPA statement added: “No face to face public consultations will take place, but some officers may undertake some site visits. We are looking at all alternative options at present and will release details as soon as possible.

“Where possible we are looking to continue contracted service and projects in order to support local businesses and the economy. If you have any general questions please contact parc@eryri.llyw.cyrmu.”                      ref DP

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« Reply #2133 on: March 25, 2020, 11:13:04 PM »
This idiot from Birmingham was rescued by the Mountain Rescue team and then asked them "which mountain shall I climb tomorrow"


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Ian

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« Reply #2134 on: March 26, 2020, 10:21:18 AM »
I suspect the police will have to start issuing penalties. And the penalties will have to be meaningful.

I appreciate this seems like a loss of basic freedoms, but if freedom is abused then the penalties have to fit the crime.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.