We’re working with Cumbria County Council and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to produce a ‘Rights of Way Improvement Plan’ for Cumbria. This will contain a list of actions aimed at improving access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and people with limited mobility.
If you want to know more about the Rights of Way Improvement Plan, read our Questions and Answers page.
We want to make the network of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways, byways, cycle tracks and permissive paths fit for modern day use. We are also considering ideas that encourage people to enjoy and understand the countryside.
Some ideas include:
We have produced three annual actions plans in 2008-09, 2009-10 and the current 2010-11plan. We also agreed that we would publish a delivery report highlighting what we achieved against each plan.