/ Are the moors are closed due fire risk?
My niece is intending to walk on Kinder Scout this weekend. It occurs to me that it might be closed due to the fire risk.
How would I fond out? - I have tried googling it and I have found this:
But nothing more useful.
Can anyone help?
No they're open. Just advise her to return with everything she leaves with, don't leave litter, don't use lighters or stoves etc.. be careful basically!
I am almost certain that Kinder will not be closed, as the fire risk has to be very "exceptional" by the Met Office ratings, and this would not apply to footpaths, only open access land. The following link will help you confirm this I think:
Kinder Scout is mostly open-access land under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act. The place to find out about closures is the Natural England website (naturalengland.org.uk).
A quick search gives this page:
which shows no closures at present.
As stated the fire risk needs to be Exceptional for closures to happen. You can find the current level at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/fire-severity-index
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