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Snowdrops near Loweswater copyright Michael Turner

Changes to the Rights of Way Network

Changes to the Rights of Way Network

The Rights of Way network is not fixed in stone, and over time there have been a large number of changes to the network.  The map below shows the current network, and indicates where consultations are live for potential changes, along with current orders open for objections and representations, along with orders confirmed since 1 April 2016.  These are listed in the tables below the map, with links to the relevant documents.

What sort of changes happen?

Public Path Orders - diversions, creations, and extinguishments

These are changes that move, close or create paths to benefit the public or the landowner/occupier.

Most landowners will soon have a right to apply for orders on their land.  We are obliged to keep a register of all current applications.  This will be added to our webpages when the right comes into effect.

The cost of changes are generally met by the beneficiary or applicant.

This is detailed in our current guidance, costs, and application form.

Decisions taken under delegated powers

Decisions with regard to most public path orders are taken under delegated powers.  Under the Openness of Government Regulations 2014 we publish all these decisions which can be seen here (Link to page is on the left).

Decisions taken through our Rights of Way Committee procedures are on our committees page of this website.

Modification Orders

These are changes made based on historical evidence. If any member of the public believes that the definitive map (the legal record of rights of way) is incorrect, then they can make an application to us to modify the map.  Changes can be to delete a path incorrectly shown, alter incorrect alignments, change the status (from footpath to bridleway for instance) or add routes not shown in the current map.

We are obliged to keep a register of all current modification order applications.  This is on our statutory register page. https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/countryside-access/Definitive_Map/DMMO_Register.asp

All Modification Order decisions are taken through our Rights of Way Committee procedures and are on our committee page - with links to this also on here.

Public Path Orders and Modification Orders Made or Confirmed in the last six months

Creation, Extinguishment and Diversion of Public Footpaths at Redmire and Eycott Hill, Mungrisdale Parish

Parish: Mungrisdale Parish

Location: Redmire and Eycott Hill, Mungrisdale

Path: 348009, 348044, 348045

We have made a number of diversion, extinguishment and creation orders in the Eycott Hill and Redmire area. The result will be to create a new path from the car park on the Berrier Road (NY 393 300) to the open access land, to create a new public footpath along the track to Redmire (NY 373 298) from the Mungrisdale road, to divert the footpath out of Redmire's curtilage and garden, to divert the footpath south of Redmire onto the track, and to replace the redundant section of footpath east of Barrow Beck, with a new public footpath to the open access land on the western flanks of Eycott Hill (two new bridges will be built to facilitate this access). See Maps and orders for details.

Objection and Representation Period: 29 February 2020 to 30 March 2020

Link to Order and Notice:  Diversion of parts FP 348009 at Redmire, Extinguishment of part FP 348009 at Barrow Beck, Creation Footpath 348044 Track to Redmire, Creation (Ext) Footpath 348009, Eycott (West), Creation Footpath 348045, Eycott (East), Notice, Site Notice 1 and Site Notice 2

Diversion of Footpath 348012, Mungrisdale Common, Mungrisdale Parish

Parish: Mungrisdale Parish

Location: Bulfell Beck, Mungrisdale Common

Path: Footpath 348012

We have diverted a section of footpath 348012 on Mungrisdale Common where the path has been washed away into the River Glendermackin between NY 3578 3031 and NY 3564 3023 - the new path being a flagged route to the north as shown on the Order plan.

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 8 February 2020

Link to Order and Notice: Notice and Order

Diversion of Footpath 511001, Bridge End, Colton Parish

Parish: Colton Parish

Location: Bridge End, Colton

Path: Footpath 511001

We have diverted the western end of footpath 511001.  From SD 3112 8325 the route running west of Bridge End to the road at SD 3102 8330 has been replaced with a route east of the buildings to SD 3106 8333 as shown on the order plan.

Link to Order and Notice:  Bridge End Colton