Peak off-road vehicles ban plea

A GROUP representing horse riders, ramblers and environmentalists is calling for a ban on off-road vehicles in the Peak District.

The Green Lanes Alliance is frustrated by a lack of action by the Peak Park Authority to prevent the vehicles illegally using bridleways and other routes.

“Those of us who care about the Peak District are absolutely beside ourselves, some to the point of weeping in despair, at the state of what has happened to such a beautiful part of the world,” said Patricia Stubbs, vice chair of Peak Horsepower.

The authority says it is “working very hard” to ensure the public are aware where they can go.