Readers have been sharing their views on a business that was shut down due to environmental concerns.

The Wooly Farm, in Santon Bridge, offers llama, alpaca walks and meet and greets.

A spokesperson from the business announced: "It is with very heavy hearts that we have to tell you that after our Christmas event this year, the Woolly Farm will be closing to the public.

"We received a letter from the Lake District National Park Authority [on November 15] telling us that they will not support a tourist business like ours because of the impact we have on the local environment, despite the fact that we also farm and breed sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and pigs.

"We have been forced to fight a lot over the last year and for our own mental health have decided that we won’t fight any more."

A spokesperson from the Lake District National Park Authority said: "There is an ongoing planning enforcement investigation here and we can’t comment further."

Whitehaven News readers shared their thought.

Rolfe Twoballrally Schmidt said : LDNP (Lake District National Park Authority) thought it was a great idea to gain World Heritage Status, have put sod all back into the infrastructure and continue to stifle diversification in agriculture."

Katrina Mccaughan said: "We love the woolly farm and can't understand why the national park would not support it."

Helen Elliott said: "This is so wrong on all levels, we need to support this local environmentally friendly, sustainable business whole heartedly"