Thank you for staying safe, says Dartmoor National Park
By staying local people reduce unnecessary strain on public resources – such as needing emergency services or volunteer search and rescue teams if people get into trouble when travelling to exercise on Dartmoor or hospital treatment if they hurt themselves.
The government advice right now is for people to stay at home except for work, exercise and essential activities. If people do leave home for exercise, this should be done locally wherever possible. Government guidance says local means the village, town or city where people live.
Last weekend, and given the new restrictions, Dartmoor was busier than expected with some popular places becoming congested and a significant number of vehicles parking on verges and blocking local access in some places.