Cumbria is an idyllic part of the world – a popular choice for day trippers and staycationers when the weather's warm.
But with the coronavirus lockdown still in place, this is no normal bank holiday weekend.
Officers from Cumbria's roads policing unit have shared several examples of motorists who have been caught making non-essential journeys in the county.
The force has issued dozens of fines since the lockdown began, and some of the reasons for breaking the rules have been especially egregious.
On Saturday alone, one driver was stopped as he attempted to drive from Manchester to Dundee in order to purchase a puppy.
Another motorist had set off from London to Manchester to buy an Audi – and then decided to travel to Carlisle so he could treat himself to some speakers he had seen on eBay.
A family from Wigan were given a ticket after being caught heading out for a drive in Windermere. Officers escorted them from the area.
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Police fined one group who made a 250-mile journey from the capital to Ambleside, telling them: "Unfortunately, London is not a reasonable distance to have travelled from."
Minutes later, "succinct words of advice" were given to a family who had travelled to the Lakes from Southend-on-Sea – a one-way journey that's 307 miles.
These breaches have been happening regularly. On Friday, three men had travelled from Stockport to Cumbria "to feed the ducks".
They were escorted back to the motorway, with officers describing their actions as "quackers".
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