– Pete Barron, Lake District National Park Authority Park Management Ranger
"We work tirelessly to protect the Lake District National Park so that it can be conserved and enjoyed by all, not only at this time but also in the future.
"This type of antisocial behaviour is damaging to the environment and is a drain on financial resources for the Authority."
– PC Helen Felton, Wildlife Rural and Environmental Crime Officer
"This is totally unacceptable behaviour with a huge potential to cause damage and destruction to our heavily protected rural environments that can take many years to recover.
"By working in partnership with the LDNPA and FC we can tackle this issue robustly.
"We also appeal to members of the public who visit these areas to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that the Lake District as to offer.
"This activity causes a substantial amount of damage and can ruin an area."