Despite the apparent vindication of the LDNPA's decision not to impose TROs on two green lanes in Little Langdale, the campaign to get the Lake District National Park Authority to use its powers to stop damaging off-roading, not just in Langdale but throughout the national park, is continuing.

That a National Park Authority should defend the countryside it exists to protect ought to be a given, and its duty to do so is enshrined in the Environment Act of 1995.

But the sad fact is that our Park Authority (unlike their counterparts in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales) is bending over backwards to defend the indefensible and accommodate what can only be seen as a "rash assault" on this most lovely corner of the lake district.

It looks very much like the prioritisation of libertarian values (aka 'public access and enjoyment' - for a small minority of MPV drivers) over the conservation and protection of our countryside.

It is a stark warning of what the future could hold for this jewel among the national parks.

Gill Cowton, Grasmere