Fines were given to the many visitors to a North Yorkshire beauty spot who were making the most of the hottest day of the year so far.
At one point on Tuesday, around 50 cars were parking illegally on the road at Sheepwash in Osmotherley by the North York Moors.
North Yorkshire County Council issued a warning to day-trippers to say that patrols are being undertaken and anyone found parking on the road will receive a ticket.
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It comes as the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased on Monday, allowing groups of up to six people – or two households – to meet outdoors.
Thousands took to parks and beaches across Yorkshire yesterday, with enormous crowds being seen in Sheffield and Leeds.
A North Yorkshire County Council spokesperson said: “At one point today around 50 cars were parking illegally on the road at Sheepwash, Osmotherley.
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“Parking enforcement have been issuing tickets and will continue to monitor the area.
“The road is subject to a clearway order which means it’s illegal to park on the roadside or verges and anyone doing so is likely to receive a parking ticket.
“With the stay at home rule ending, we’re encouraging everyone to please minimise travel whenever possible and respect the area they’re visiting.”
The pretty village of Osmotherley, became a “‘honey pot” site last year as the area was “completely swamped”.
As previously reported, locals revealed 192 cars crammed into space where there is designated parking for just 56 vehicles last March.