Appleby Horse Fair: Finishing touches put to stopover sites for visitors

Traditional Romany caravans camp on Fair Hill during the Appleby Horse Fair on June 4, 2015 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The fair is attended by thousands of travellers who buy and sell horses

Final preparations are being made to temporary stopover sites for travellers heading to next month's Appleby Horse Fair.

Durham County Council has designated six areas in Teesdale along traditional routes to Cumbria.

The sites, which will include toilets, refuse collections and, in some cases, water supplies for animals, will be open between 26 May and 23 June.

The council said it hoped they would reduce unauthorised encampments.

The fair will be staged from 8-14 June.

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