With heavy snow forecast for Pembrokeshire, members of the public are being reminded of the simple steps they can take to ensure that litter and access issues can be avoided.
In previous years many items used for sledging have been left behind on farmers’ fields in the Preseli Hills, while vehicular access has been blocked when people flock to the area to enjoy the snow.
In previous years sledging litter cleared from fields in the Preseli Hills has included pieces of car bodies and a surfboard.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Rangers will be erecting temporary signage in the area to indicate which areas of land are private and will also be liaising with local landowners.
National Park Authority Health and Tourism Policy Officer Hannah Buck said: “We do want people to get out and enjoy the National Park, but at the same time, in farming areas activities such as sledging can cause harm to animals, damage fencing and cause access problems for local people.
“People should take care not to damage fencing, gates and walls and be mindful when parking as blocking access can cause accidents, in addition to obstructing emergency services vehicles, farmers looking after livestock and local residents.
“Litter doesn't just spoil the beauty of the countryside, it can be dangerous to wildlife and farm animals and can spread disease.”
For more advice on how to enjoy the National Park safely and responsibly, visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales.
Published 31 January 2019