Concerns were raised in Alston after lockdown restriction was eased by the prime minister.

People who lived in the popular spot for day-trippers, were worried when lockdown restrictions were eased they would have an influx of tourists heading to the beauty spot.

As a result, a PCSO was placed in the area to monitor the situation.

Worried about the potential influx Claire Driver councillor for Alston and East Fellside said: "Unfortunately what we predicted would happen following the latest government guidance has become a reality, with large numbers of visitors coming both in cars and on bikes, and causing some concerns about appropriate distancing particularly at the Spar.

"I’m hopeful we can work with the Spar to come up with a plan to support them over the coming weeks.

" We will find a way to support everyone, and also enable visitors to use the services safely while they’re here."

After spending time at the garage a spokesman for Cumbria police said: "We provided a Hi-Viz presence at the Spar garage as it’s proving to be a very popular refuelling stop for visiting bikers.

"We engaged with visiting motorcyclists while responding to a concerned community and supporting staff by encouraging visitors not to gather in large groups to ensure safe social distancing.

Please to have the support from the community Councillor Driver said: "Officers will be back on duty at the same time next weekend, so we’ll be looking to offer some support to complement that and will work with those on the ground to ensure everyone is comfortable and as supported as possible."