AUTHORITIES are thanking people for their continued patience during the closure of local beauty spots.

Beauty spots, including Loggerheads Country Park, Moel Famau Country Park and the Horseshoe Falls in Llangollen, remain closed under Welsh Government guidance.

In the south of the country, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park reopened its car parks on Monday, including those at its renowned beaches, while areas of the Brecon Beacons National Park also reopened but its well-known hotspots remain closed.

Denbighshire Council monitored the position over the weekend, supported by North Wales Police and Natural Resources Wales, and says "very few" visitors were reported at these locations.

Cllr Tony Thomas, the authority's lead member for housing and communities, said: “Again over the weekend very few visitors were reported around our beauty spots and I would like to thank residents for their continued patience.

“We fully understand these areas are important to many people, but in Wales travel is still restricted to journeys generally within five miles from your home and we know a large proportion of our visitors travel significantly more than that.

“Therefore it is crucial these sites remain closed at this time in order to protect our communities from the spread of the virus.

“In the meantime, we are working with our partners to make sure when the time is right we can welcome everyone back to the parks in a way that ensures the safety of our visitors, staff and local communities.”