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For those planning trips to the Lakes this summer, be aware that LDNP are about to place a motorised prohibition for the next six months to allow repairs and the suface to recover from the winter damage.

A "repair day" will be being organised probably early April, a good turn out will help ensure that this superb route stays open for our use.

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I have just been emailed regarding this by stephanie conway of the LDNPA :(

Dear Mark

I am sorry to have to inform you that at the recent meeting of the Gatescarth Working Group (comprising of reps from GLASS, Cumbria TRF, LDNP, FLD and Cumbria Bridleways Society) we decided that we will have to put in place a Traffic Regulation Order on Gatescarth to allow for remedial work on the track to consolidate.

The TRO will be for 6 months starting in April 2009 and ending in October 2009. Rather than make another closure order for February 2009 and March 2009, we would ask all those booked for those months not to use their permits. We are sure you will appreciate that any use of the route so soon after remedial work could create immeasurable damage and might result in permanent closure. Please bear with us during this difficult time, but the Working Group is trying hard to ensure that the route is sustainable for all in the future.

Once we know the exact dates of the TRO we will post the information on the website. In the meantime if you require any further information please contact Sue Thompson on 01539 724555 or Ian Clemmett on 017687 79633.

Thank you very much for your cooperation in this matter.

Written on behalf of the Gatescarth Working Group.


Stephanie Conway

Countryside Administrator

Lake District National Park

Tel:01539 792676


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