Here are two people we saw enjoying themselves recently…

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The first was a very nice man, doing no harm. But if he intends to sell his photographs then National Trust want him to get their permission and pay them.

The second (one of six we saw doing the same thing in a ten minute period) was ALSO a very nice man – he apologised and said he simply didn’t know he shouldn’t be climbing on the stones.

It seems beyond argument that whatever notices are displayed asking people not to climb on the stones are insufficient so perhaps there’s a conclusion to be drawn by the National Trust:

If they want to stay true to their stated core purpose ***  then harmless activities shouldn’t be their concern whereas urgently providing more, clearer and larger signs asking people not to do anything that IS harmful would be much more appropriate…

                                                      

*** “to look after special places for ever,  for everyone”