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Outdoor Learning in the North West

The North West Region includes the mountains, lakes and coastline of Cumbria, the Pennines, Howgills and Eden valley, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe coast and Lune estuary, Trough of Bowland, Manchester and Merseyside conurbation, and the Wirral. There is a strong tradition of residential Outdoor Learning centres in the area, specialist recreational and activity provision, and a vibrant community of freelance practitioners. IOL members work in outdoor education, personal development, professional development, outdoor therapy, outdoor sports and adventure tourism.

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Disappointment for campaigners as Lake District votes not to ban motors from green lanes
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Disappointment for campaigners as Lake District votes not to ban motors from green lanes

The authority’s rights of way committee decided to leave Tilberthwaite Road and High Oxen Fell Road as they are, and form a group with interested parties to monitor use of the former and its condition.

The National Trust, Ramblers, Save the Lake District Campaign and Friends of the Lake District pressed the committee to introduce a traffic order that would have prevented recreational 4×4s and trail bikes using the routes, which run between the A593 Coniston road and Little Langdale.

The park authority said it will now create a partnership management group of invited key partners and stakeholders to work collaboratively to monitor usage and condition, undertaking necessary activities to help mitigate any new issues that may arise on the Tilberthwaite Road, the longer of the two routes which runs from Hodge Close north to Fell Foot in Little Langdale.

It will work with the National Trust to monitor the condition of the track from High Oxen Fell to Hodge Close. It will recommend that the county council maintains the surface in its present condition.

Friends of the Lake District said: “We are very disappointed at this decision.

“The voluntary management approach has been used for a number of years and has, in our view, failed. Both routes are classified as red under the current system which indicates that they are busy and sites where potential conflicts will is likely to occur.

“The park authority has failed to put the conservation of the natural beauty of the area first.”

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Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Treasurer - Christie Miles

Committee: John Crosbie, Jon Miller, Caroline Carr, Simon Harding, Dawn Elliott, Sarah Deane, Steve Randles, Claire Backhouse, Dave Harvey

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