Located in the Little Langdale area of Cumbria, the lane was suffering badly from erosion, and two of the historic stone walls had become at risk of collapse. This was creating a safety hazard for the public, and management problems for tenant farmers.
The National Trust drew up plans to reinforce the eroded banks beneath the walls, at an estimated cost of £4,000. The Green Lane Association organized the online petition on behalf of the National Trust, and donated £500 to the cause itself. Other donations from clubs, interest groups (in particular the Trail Riders Fellowship) and individuals soon raising the total beyond the target.
Meanwhile, there’s more good greenlane news in Dorset, where the Trail Riders’ Fellowship has won a lengthy court battle to have five legal byways included in the council’s Definitive Map of the region.