Please, please, please take your rubbish home with you

The sun is shining and it's looking like a bright welcome back for those who are able to make a day trip to the Lakes this Easter. (Overnight stays are still not permitted.)
Ruth Kirk, Landscape Engagement Officer, was interviewed by the BBC this week and made a plea for all visitors to show respect to the area and to take litter home with them.
The majority who visit treat the landscape with care but for the minority who don't, the message from Cumbria Police is clear this year:

"We will take action. We will prosecute people where they are involved in this blatant anti-social behaviour."

What you can do:

  • Please use bins or even better take your litter home.
  • Don't leave doggy poo bags 'to pick up on the way back', even with the best intentions it's easy to forget
  • Take a bag for litter out on walks with you for your own rubbish and even to litter pick as you go!
  • Find out more about The Great Cumbria Litter Pick on 21 and 22 May, sign up for our email updates.
  • Most of all, enjoy this special place, and leave it as you would like to find it when you return.
Images of illegal fly-camping debris from last year, let's hope we don't see scenes like this again this year.