For many years the
illegal riding of trail motorbikes was confined to one or two illegal
circuits using tracks designated as bridleways and footpaths.
From the end of 2005 motorbikes started to branch out onto and all over
the open fells of South Lakeland.
We have produced the following network maps to record this activity.
We have shown only those tyre tracks that we are sure were made by
motorcycles. We have not included any track that could have been left
by a quad bike or a mountain bike, or that were indistinct.
The area covered by these network maps can be found on British Ordnance Survey
maps and their website:
1) OS Outdoor Leisure 6, The English Lakes South Western area, Coniston, Ulverston &
2) OS Pathfinder
Map 626 (SD 28/38), Broughton in Furness & Newby Bridge;
Barrow-in-Furness, South Sheet;
3) OS website Get-a-Map pages, with maps centred on map references
SD 252 860, SD 252 879, SD 252 898, SD 272 860, SD 272 879 and SD 272 898.
Shows motorbike tyre tracks, recorded in red
Map - Burney
Southern section, with positions of numbered photos
Map - Blawith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Wool Knott, Beacon
Northern section, with positions of numbered photos
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