Rights of Way Temporary Closures

Cumbria floods

Following the recent flooding in Cumbria, our rangers are proactively responding to and assessing damage to countryside access, this includes public paths, bridges and gates along those routes. If you see any damage along these routes please report it to our area ranger teams.

Changes to access in the National Park

What is a Traffic Regulation Order?

A TRO is a legal order regulating traffic on public highways. This includes footpaths, bridleways, byways, restricted byways and carriageways with a predominantly unsealed surface. They can restrict:

  • All or certain specified types of user. For example, all mechanically propelled vehicles except motorbikes
  • Use to certain times or seasons. For example, days of the week or width/height/length limits
  • The extent of road affected. For example, the whole of a road or to a specified length

Current Traffic Regulation Orders and Notice

Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over bridleway 407060, Bleach Green, Ennerdale & Kinniside Parish

Date of change:  8 November 2017

The Secretary of State has authorised the extension to an Order temporarily closing part of bridleway 407060 between the tarmac road at Bleach Green and the weir at Ennerdale Lakeshore to enable construction traffic to be segregated from the public.  A temporary alternative route will be available immediately to the north of the closed section.  Although the extension is in force until August 2018, the original path will be open for use during the winter whilst the works are in abeyance.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to map and notice:  Bleach Green

Expiry:  August 2018

Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 307006 (the Ullswater Way) at Seat Farm, Barton Parish

Date of change: 6 November 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close part of Footpath 307006 between grid references NY 4616 2223 and NY 4616 2230 to enable construction work adjacent to the path.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792698 ext 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to Order:  Notice and Order

Expires: 6 May 2018

Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 577038 at Bonfire Hall, Underbarrow & Bradleyfield

Date of change:  19 November 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close part of Footpath 577038 between grid references SD 4756 9348 and SD 4746 9356 to enable demolition and construction works adjacent to the path.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792698 ext 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to map:  Notice and Order

Expiry:  19 May 2018

Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over Footpaths and Bridleways in Grizedale Forest, Broughton Moor, Whinlatter Forest, Wythop Woods and Chapel House Plantation

Date of change:  7 November 2017

We have made an Order to close routes within the forests because of danger to the public from fast moving vehicles during motor sports events:

Grizedale Stages Rally: Saturday 2 December 2017
Malcolm Wilson Rally: Saturday 3 March 2018

Although the order duration is 6 months the paths will only be closed for 24 hours on the two days.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way & Access Assistant, on 01539 792698 ext. 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to notice and map:  Grizedale/Malcolm Wilson Rally

Expiry:  1 June 2018

Temporary Closure of Part of Bridleway 357060 at Gillside, Glenridding Patterdale

Date of change:  19 September 2017

We have issued a Notice to temporarily close part of Bridleway 357060 at Gillside, Glenridding, Patterdale between grid references NY 3821 1685 and NY 3840 1678 to enable flood recovery works to be carried out on the bridleway.  The notice comes into effect on 19 September 2017 and will continue in force for a maximum of 5 days.

An alternative route is available using other rights of way (as shown A-D-C on the map).

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792698 ext, 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

Link to notice and map: Gillside, Glenridding

Expires: 24 September 2017

Temporary Closure Order, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Byway Open to All Traffic 561022, Hall Lane, Over Staveley Parish

Date of change:  16 September 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close part of Byway Open to All Traffic 561022, Hall Lane, Staveley between NY 4687 0134 and NY 4694 0123 to enable bridge/culvert replacement work as part of the 'Routes to Resilience' Flood Recovery Project following Storm Desmond.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792698 ext. 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to notice and map:  Hall Lane Over Staveley Parish

Expires:  16 March 2018

Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 238036/249058 at Springs Wood, Keswick Parish and St John's Castlerigg & Wythburn Parish - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Date of change:  22 July 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close part of Footpath 238036/249058 at Springs Wood between NY 2755 2262 and NY 2783 2263  to enable bridge replacement works as part of the 'Routes to Resilience' Flood Recovery Project following Storm Desmond.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 762698 ext.2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to map:  Springs Wood

Expiry:  22 February 2018

Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 561009/575016 at Birk Field, Strickland Roger and Over Staveley Parishes - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Date of change:  22 July 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close part of Footpath 561009/575016 at Birk Field, between SD 4826 9902 and SD 4866 9898, to enable bridge replacement works as part of the 'Routes to Resilience' Flood Recovery Project following Storm Desmond.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of way and Access Assistant on 01539 762698 ext.2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to map:  Birk Field Strickland Roger and Over Staveley Parishes

Expiry: 22 February 2018

Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 561008/575029 at Frost Hole, Strickland Roger and Over Staveley Parishes - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Date of change: 22 July 2017

We intend to make an Order to temporarily close part of footpath 561008/575029 to enable bridge replacement works as part of the 'Routes to Resilience' Flood Recovery Project following Storm Desmond.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 762698 ext.2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Link to Map: Frost Hole Strickland Roger and Over Staveley

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Bridleway 305001/306007 south west of Scales Farm, Askham Parish & Bampton Parish

Date of change:  3 July 2017

We have made an Order to temporarily close bridleway 305001/306007 from Scales Farm to the access land boundary south west of Dalehead to enable United Utilities to install a bridge on the bridleway over Brown Beck.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on  01539 762698 ext.2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

Link to notice, order and map:  Bridleway 305001/306007.

Expires: Wednesday 3 January 2018

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Footpath 551048 at Langholme Beck, Lowick Parish

Date of change:  3 November 2017

The Secretary of State has authorised and extension to the Order made on the 15 May 2017 to temporarily close part of Footpath 551048 in Lowick parish between grid references SD 2885 8647 and SD 2922 8647 west of Lowick Bridge Farm because of danger to the public from an unsafe bridge at SD 2908 8649 over Langholme Beck, and to enable works to repair the bridge. The Order has been extended until 31 January 2018.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 762698 ext.2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

Link to order: Langholme Beck

Expires:  31 January 2018

How we tell people about the closures

Before we make an Order we have to tell people what we intend to do and why. These Notices of Intention are published in the local press and on this website at least 7 days before the Order is made.

Sometimes we have to make restrictions immediately using a Traffic Regulation Notice, for example if there is a danger to the public. These are advertised on the affected path and last for up to 21 days.

Types of Traffic Regulation Order and how to apply

There are several different types of Traffic Regulation Order. Find out more, including how to apply, on our Traffic Regulation Management page.