Petition launched to keep Lake District's green lanes open

So far 1,994 people have signed the petition. To join them and support the cause, click here.

A PETITION has been launched to keep a number of green lanes in the Lake District open to motorised vehicles, amid pressure to close them.

Addressed to the Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park, the petition concerns 'Little Langdale, between High Oxenfell and Hodge Close and High Tilberthwaite and Bridge End and all other legal routes open to motor vehicles'.

Sam Barnes, who started the petition wrote:

"There are many people whom travel not only from all over our country but from oversea's to drive/ride these beautiful routes and experience some of the most picturesque landscapes and scenery the UK has to offer.

Some of these drivers carry passengers with them that have ailments that would physically stop them from ever being able to access and see some of this landscape. These lanes and routes not only in the Lake District but across the entirety of the county give them the means to access and appreciate the beauty that no one should ever be denied. 

"All of these guests bring added revenue to the local economy via accommodation,restaurants,fuel and tour guides.

"As a member of the green laning community our/my aim is to promote the safe and thoughtful use of all the nations Green Lanes and think that the closure of the lanes of the Lake District would be a massive loss to the green laning community not only in the UK but globally."

So far 1,994 people have signed the petition. To join them and support the cause, click here

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