Dashing through the snow? Not quite, as farmer rescues sledders

Not all heroes wear capes... some wear flat caps and drive tractors.

Cars were stranded in the snow at Clee Hill
Cars were stranded in the snow at Clee Hill

A farmer rescued several toboggan-riding thrill seekers at the weekend when their cars got stuck on a hill.

A handful of locals drove to Clee Hill in south Shropshire on Sunday afternoon to enjoy the snow, but when they went to leave found themselves stranded in the white stuff as they attempted to move their cars.

Fortunately for them, a farmer from the nearby village of Leysters dragged them to safety using his tractor.

Anya McKenna, a local resident who went up with her family, said: "There were about five 4x4s that got stuck. I phoned a farmer and he came to help.

"I think everyone just needed a bit of light-hearted fun."

Under current rules, people are only allowed to exercise in their local area, and people have been warned against travelling to the county's beauty spots.

Fines were handed out to Shropshire Hills visitors at the weekend, and the landowner at Burwarton Estate put up signs to tell non-local people to stay away.

Councillor Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said: “As was proven after the first lockdown, the Shropshire countryside will still be here when lockdown rules begin to be lifted.

“Until restrictions begin to be lifted, along with communities across the county, I implore you to stay away for now and visit later.”

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