IN HIS letter (October 17, 'Victory will be short-lived') Mr Bartholomew rashly presumes to know the mind of motor vehicle users of the unsealed public roads around Tilberthwaite.

But therein lies a problem: that he and the pressure group he represents claim to know the mind of, and to speak for, the great majority of us; but maybe they don't.

He also presumes that motor vehicle users regard the decision of the Lake District National Park Authority's committee to which he refers as a victory. But they don't.

For they don't seek a victory, but seek informed and balanced management of use, as required of all users of popular places.

Geoff Wilson

North regions liaison, Land Access & Recreation Association