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Views being sought on off-roading
Lake District residents are to be asked their views about 4x4s and motorbikes being driven on tracks and paths.

The Lake District National Park Authority is holding three public debates to give people a chance to air their views on the subject.

Chapel Stile, Backbarrow and Kirkby-in-Furness have been chosen because those areas have some of the most heavily used trail routes in the park.

They will be used to help put together a document on 'green road driving'.

'Resolve concerns'

Authority trails adviser Dave Robinson said: "People in these areas have contacted us in the past and we want to give them an opportunity to share their views and concerns on issues ranging from levels of legitimate use to illegal riding and driving on footpaths, bridleways and open fells.

"We want local people to help set the review agenda. They can give us direction and new ideas.

"This is not about calling for a ban, it is the opportunity to voice issues and help resolve concerns."

The forums are being held in November.

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