member JTCamper, Caravanner From Cleveland three green stars [Online] Posted 21 May 2013 by JTCamper Quote | Report Hello, Over the past year I have been to a few sites around the North East where the Caravan Club have gone H&S mad! At The Howard - Rosedale Abbey (Near Pickering) they have fenced off the entire river so people don't fall down the river bank, I asked why this was as my kids like playing around the river and picking blackberries I was told Health and Safety. At Easter we visited West Ayton and the Club had fenced off all of the woods near the play park, again Health and Safety! Last weekend we were at Old Hartley, after 50+ years awnings are now banned I asked if this was because they kept blowing away, I was told no again because of Health and Safety, as the awning limit space between where you can drive on site. They have also taken out 5 pitches on this site. It is good that the Club try and make the sites safe but I am sure it would be safer to stay at home and wrap ourselves in bubble wrap. Personally I feel slightly patronising; I am sure I can walk along a path and not fall into a river or walk past a tree and get a stick in my eye…. What are your views on the increasing ‘out of bounds’ areas? Post liked!