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A campaign is being launched to raise awareness of the devatasting impact illegal off-roading is having on the environment.
There has been a rise in the number of incidents reported in Cumbria with environmental experts warning it can take years to repair damaged landscapes.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
Several forces across Cumbria are teaming up to crackdown on 'off-roading'.
Cumbria Police, the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) and the Forestry Commission are taking action, following an increase in reports of abandoned vehicles and 'off-road' driving in the county.
There are strict guidelines in place regarding the use of vehicles on rural land throughout Cumbria and what type of activity is permitted in the area.
Anyone found in breach of these guidelines could face up to three months in prison or a £2500 court fine.