These hill and forest tracks are part of our living landscape, of what makes the Lake District so special. We love green lanes because they allow us to get away from the traffic of tarmac roads. The abuse of green lanes with 4x4 and motorbikes is an attack on nature and deprives us of the health and wellbeing benefits they provide.
We fully support the National Park's statutory purposes of conserving natural beauty and promoting the enjoyment of its special qualities. That is why the tranquillity of green lanes must be protected against non-essential motor vehicles, and why UNESCO has requested a halt to 4x4s and motorbikes using green lanes.
Take a look at this video, taken on the High Nibthwaite lane above Coniston water.
How we aim to achieve it
By arguing that recreational activities should be essentially quiet, non-destructive and non-polluting. They should help to recover nature, not deplete it further.
By arguing that the recreational use of green lanes by 4x4s and motor bikes makes routes unpleasant or impossible for non-vehicle users and causes disruption, inconvenience and distress for farmers.
By encouraging the Lake District National Park Authority and our two local authorities to use their powers to prohibit recreational motor vehicles through Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).
Over 388,000 supporters have now signed our petition. If you haven't already done so, you can sign it here.