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Petition to ban 4x4's from Lake District track reaches 230,000 signatures

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More than 230,000 people have signed a petition to ban vehicles from an area in the Lake District.

The Tilberthwaite Track is popular with 4x4s and motorbikes in the Little Langdale area - but campaigners say it's being ruined by the traffic and a ban should be put in place.

The route is currently closed to vehicles for repair work which the Lake District National Park Authority says is mainly due to storm damage.

A decision on whether or not to introduce a traffic regulation order will be made next October.

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The route isn't bad overall, apart from some sections damaged by storm, which some people see as challenges, other see them as blockages to their enjoyment.

"I think we all have an impact whether walking, cycling or driving a vehicle and what we have to do is mitigate that impact.

– Steve Tatlock, Lake District National Park Authority

The route is temporarily closed to vehicles and won't reopen until at least January to allow repair works to be completed, before a decision on the traffic regulation order is made next October.