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Lake District heritage at risk as thrill-seekers ‘chew up’ idyllic trails

Lake District heritage at risk as thrill-seekers ‘chew up’ idyllic



Land once owned by Beatrix Potter is being ruined by off-road vehicles, campaigners claim. Now a crucial decision looms on whether to ban themRichard Bowness’s heart beats through this landscape. His grandfather broke stones to construct many of the farm tracks, and with his “own bare hands” Bowness built many of the local cottages.As we wind down one corner through the valleys just north of Coniston Water, he points to the upstairs window of a cottage: “I was conceived there, you know!” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/07/lake-district-heritage-at-risk-thrillseekers-chew-up-trials-off-road-vehicles

Author : Nazia Parveen

Publish date : 2019-09-07 11:30:34

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