Everyone will be aware of the serious moorland fires elsewhere in the northern uplands. If you are out on the moorlands of the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark you should always be careful to guard against causing accidental fires, but it’s especially important in such hot, dry weather.
• Please avoid smoking on the moors and if you do, take extra care to ensure matches and cigarettes are properly extinguished.
• Don’t use portable barbecues on the moors
Enjoy the moors in this hot weather, but please do so responsibly. Wildfires damage valuable habitat and kill wildlife; they can threaten the safety of people, including the fire fighters who have to tackle them.