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 &
    Barrow-in-Furness, South Sheet;

2) OS Pathfinder Map 626 (SD 28/38), Broughton in Furness & Newby Bridge;
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.

Full Network Map
  Shows motorbike tyre tracks, recorded in red
Network Map - Full
Network Map - Burney
  Southern section, with positions of numbered photos
Network Map - Southern
Network Map - Blawith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Wool Knott, Beacon
  Northern section, with positions of numbered photos
Network Map - Northern

Image produced from Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

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