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‘Magaluf’ revellers drinking, camping illegally and dumping litter in the Lake District

The great staycation clean-up: Beauty spots across the UK are left strewn with rubbish as Lake District locals hit out at rowdy young ‘Magaluf-style’ revellers causing ‘total bedlam’Lake District residents say youngsters are turning area into ‘Blackpool seafront’They say groups are drinking, using fence posts for fires and are scaring animalsIt comes after rubbish was left strewn across part of Cardiff Bay for second day By James Robinson for MailOnline Published: 07:58 EDT, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 10:27 EDT, 3 August 2020 Rowdy ‘Magaluf-style’ revellers are causing ‘total bedlam’ at one the country’s top beauty spots by drinking, illegally camping and dumping litter – as a mass clean-up begins across the UK following a weekend of illegal parties. Residents in the Lake District say groups of young people sit around drinking, smash up fences for fire wood and scare animals in the national park are making parts of the beauty spot ‘like Blackpool seafront’.Human waste has also been left in the gardens of some picturesque Cumbria homes, residents claim. It comes as rubbish, including ‘laughing gas’ canisters, was left strewn across an area of Cardiff Bay for the second morning running, sparking a clean-up operation today. Rowdy ‘Magaluf’ revellers are causing ‘total bedlam’ at one the country’s top beauty spots by drinking, illegally camping and dumping litter, residents say People are having to clean up the huge amounts of mess left behind by those going wild camping in the Lake District  Groups often leave behind camping equipment such as tents and chairs as well as general rubbishThe increase in anti-social behaviour in the Lake District follows calls by Richard Leafe, the chief executive of the national park, for younger people to come and enjoy the holiday hot-spot. Mr Leafe told the Times that the area has seen a ‘more diverse demographic visiting’, but acknowledge that a ‘small minority’ had been causing issues.  Meanwhile, Joanne Bland, who runs the Yew Tree Farm in Rosthwaite with her husband, told the Times the situation had become ‘total bedlam’.She said: ‘The people we were getting should have been in Magaluf.’Local police chiefs say the issue has persisted since lockdown, but said that many younger people had behaved responsibly. Rescue teams have also warned that a tidal wave of staycationers becoming lost or in need of help in the Lake District is stretching their resources, as well as those of the police. Rescue teams have also warned that a tidal wave of staycationers becoming lost or in need of help in the Lake District is stretching their resources, as well as those of the police Richard Warren, chairman of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, said: ‘We have seen a tidal wave of avoidable rescues that is putting a real strain on our volunteer team members and is unsustainable.’Richard Warren, chairman of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, said: ‘We have seen a tidal wave of avoidable rescues that is putting a real strain on our volunteer team members and is unsustainable.’It comes as today a clean-up operation is underway after rubbish was strewn across the steps surrounding Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay last night.The clean-up comes less than 24 hours after council workers cleaned-up the area following a spate of littering on Friday night.Litter included bottles, cans and canisters of nitrous oxide – better known as laughing gas – which is inhaled to give users a short high. South Wales Police had been given additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour following illegal gatherings at Cardiff Bay’s Mermaid Quay. It comes as today a clean-up operation is underway after rubbish was strewn across the steps surrounding Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay last night Litter included bottles, cans and canisters of nitrous oxide – better known as laughing gas – which is inhaled to give users a short high Today a clean-up operation is underway at the steps after litter was left for a second consecutive dayA spokesman for the force told Wales Online that the ‘vast’ majority’ of people behaved responsibly, but police had to deal with a small number of violent incidents and large crowds at taxi ranks on Friday night.Meanwhile in Gloucestershire on Sunday morning, police were in a battle this morning to shut down an illegal ‘rave’ in a well-known beauty spot after a ‘large’ number of lockdown revellers gathered.Gloucestershire Constabulary said in a tweet yesterday: ‘Police are currently in the Forest of Dean near to Speculation Car Park dispersing a rave.’People are advised not to attend the area due to safety and Covid risks.’The area has since been cleared. 
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