Those planning to go walking
in the Yorkshire Dales are benefiting from a scheme to improve toilet facilities, the national park authority has said.
Loos at ten sites around the park have been the subject of an upgrade scheme this year, after a decade without any work being carried out on them.
The enhancements are so good that they have been recognised at the national Loo of the Year Awards, with six getting four out of five stars and the others getting three stars, despite work not being complete on all of them.
Project and estates officer for the authority Paul Drake stated: "This year alone we have done Malham, Linton Falls, Grassington and Aysgarth and the loos at Buckden should be finished later this month."
Those visiting Buckden may wish to invest in a walking pole
or two, with local peaks over 2,000 ft (610m) being available to climb, such as Great Whernside and Buckden Pike.
Posted by Elaine Arthur