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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 (Need to add link to Openness of Government page).

Decisions taken through our Rights of Way Committee procedures are on our committees page - with links to this also on here (add link to Openness of Government page)

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

Diversion of Bridleway 321014 and Extinguishment of part of 321019, Dunmallard Car Park, Pooley Bridge

Parish: Dacre Parish

Location: Dunmallard Car Park, Pooley Bridge

Path: Bridleway 321014 and Footpath 321019

Proposal: Divert the Bridleway from running through Dunmallard Car Park (between NY 4695 2446 and NY 4698 2452) to a new route just in the woods to the north-west, partly over a section of existing footpath, and extinguishing a consequently redundant 8 metre section of footpath 321019 between NY 4695 2446 and NY 4694 2446, as shown on the order plan.

Objection and Representation Period:  13 April 2019 to 14 May 2019

Link to Order and Notice: Notice, Bridleway Order and Extinguishment Order

Right of Way 585028, Katebarrow Lane, Whitwell & Selside Parish

Parish: Whitwell & Selside Parish

Location: Katebarrow Lane, Whitwell and Selside Parish

Path: Restricted Byway 585025

Proposal:  We have modified the definitive map by amending the status of Katebarrow Lane (SD 525 994 to SD 520 998) from a bridleway to a restricted byway

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 7 March 2019

Link to Order and Notice: Notice and Order

Bridleway 585028, Above Park Road, Whitwell & Selside Parish

Parish: Whitwell & Selside Parish

Location: Above Park Road, Whitwell & Selside Parish

Path: Bridleway 585028

Proposal: This has modified the definitive map by adding a bridleway from the A6 opposite junction with the U5280 east of West View (SD 532 998) west-north-westwards to the U5276 (Old Shap Road) south west of Plough Farm at SD 530 999.

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 7 March 2019

Link to Order and Notice: Notice and Order Above Park Road

Bridleway 585027, Part of Lady Coat Tarn Road, Whitwell & Selside Parish

Parish: Whitwell & Selside Parish

Location: Lady Coat Tarn Road, Whitwell & Selside Parish

Path: Bridleway 585027

Proposal: We have modified the definitive map by adding a bridleway from the existing bridleway north of Mosergh Farm (at NY 524 005) north-north-westwards to the end of the lonning at the foot of Whiteside Park.

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 7 March 2019

Link to Order and Notice:  Notice and Order Lady Coat Tarn Road

Bridleway 361048, Abbott House, Rosgill, Shap Rural Parish

Parish:  Shap Rural Parish

Location: Abbott House, Rosgill

Path: Bridleway 361048

Proposal: Modify the definitive map by adding a bridleway along the track in front of Abbott House from the Rosgill road at NY 5401 1694 to the Bampton road at NY 5403 1702, with a spur at the southern end between NY 5402 1695 and NY 5403 1693.

Objection and Representation Period: 8 March 2019 to 20 April 2019

Link to Order and Notice: Abbott House

Extension of Public Footpath 220050, Buttermere Lakeshore ('Muddocks Path'), Buttermere & Brackenthwaite Parish

Parish:  Buttermere & Brackenthwaite Parish

Proposal:  We have entered into an agreement with the landowner to create an extension to Public Footpath 220050 south west of Muddocks Crags, Buttermere Lakeshore, from NY 1871 1558 to NY 1912 1542.

Objection and Representation Period: None

Date agreement effective:  5 April

Link to Map:  Footpath 220050