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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 (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.

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 within the last six months

MADE ORDERS

Various changes to rights of way network, Brotherilkeld, Eskdale Parish - order has received objections, now with the Secretary of State to determine (September 2021)

Parish: Eskdale Parish

Location: Brotherilkeld, Eskdale

Path: Footpaths 408008, 408028, 408029, 408032, 408092, 408093

Proposal: Divert, extinguish and create footpaths to reflect paths used on the ground namely:

Divert, extinguish, and create footpaths to reflect paths used on the ground, namely:

Divert, extinguish, and create footpaths to reflect paths used on the ground, namely:

  • South of Brotherilkeld
    • Extinguish section of path 408032 shown in beck from NY 2120 0115 to NY 2118 0131.
  • Brotherilkeld / Taw House
    • Move path 408028 (extinguish and create) from farm (NY 2129 0143) to bridge (NY 2125 0149) to line slightly to south through yard (NY 2128 0142 - NY 2124 0147);
    • Create path 408092 across bridge and to Taw House - NY 2125 0149 to NY 2107 0157).
  • Brotherilkeld northwards
    • Divert path 408008 from field route between NY 2122 0140 and NY 2141 0180 to riverside route, and from there to NY 2148 0198 from riverside to top of old riverbank to the east;
    • Create path 408093 from NY 2148 0186 north-east to NY 2194 0235.
  • North-east of Brotherilkeld
    • Divert path 408029 heading south east from NY 2140 0149 to new start point just north at NY 2142 0150, rejoining mapped route at NY 2143 0144;
    • Divert path 408032 heading northwards from NY 2142 0150 to NY 2237 0284 to new route following used line ending at NY 2226 0273.
  • These replace similar Orders made on 19 October 2010, which have now been abandoned.

Objection and Representation Period: Until 3 June 2021

Link to Order: Diversion, Exinguishment and Creation Order, Notice and Map

CONFIRMED ORDERS

Diversion of Public Footpath 355043 at Yew Tree, Greenholme, Orton Parish

We have diverted the public footpath at Yew Tree from the road at NY 5973 0575 across the beck and through Yew Tree Cottage and Farm to NY 5963 0583, to a new line from the road at NY 5971 0579 following the southern bank of the beck then crossing via a new bridge to NY 5963 0583, as shown on the Order plan.

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 26 June 2021

Link to Order and Notice: Notice and Order Yew Tree

Date to remove from website: 30 December 2021

Extinguishment of redundant sections of footpaths - Hawshead to Wray, Hawkshead & Claife Parishes

We have confirmed orders extinguishing short redundant sections of footpaths that have been replaced by new adjacent bridleways at Black Beck (SD 3533 9839 to SD 3544 9854), Loanthwaite (SD 3548 9913 to SD 3554 9928), Birkwray (SD 3551 9966 to SD 3560 9966) and Blelham Tarn (NY 3625 0023 to NY 3617 0038) totalling about 600 metres.

Objection and Representation Period: None

Date in force: 28 October 2021

Site Notices, Map and Order

Date to remove from website: 30 April 2022

Diversion of footpath 581040 Outmoss & Smithy Cottage, Lindeth Lane, Windermere Parish

We have diverted the footpath at Outmoss & Smithy Cottage between SD 4117 9515 through the garden to the road at SD 4120 9518 to a new route just south of the garden to SD 4124 9517.

Objection and Representation Period: None

Order, Notice and Site Notices

Date to remove from website: 30  April 2022

Diversion of footpath 264009/201004, King's Wood, Wythop and Above Derwent Parishes

We have diverted the footpath in King's Wood between NY 2081 2811 and NY 2153 2793 to a new line varying from five and fifty metres to the south.

Objection and Representation Period: None

Order, Site Notice and Notice

Date to remove from website: 30  April 2022

Creation of public footpath 581083 to Orrest Head Summit, Windermere Parish

We have entered into agreements with the landowners (Windermere & Bowness Town Council, and South Lakeland District Council) to create a public footpath from the exiting footpath 581029 south of Orrest Head at SD 4138 8826 eastwards then north-westwards to Orrest Head Summit at SD 4141 9931.

We would like to thank the landowners for their assistance in improving the access network for the public.

Objection and Representation Period: None

Map of new route

Date to remove from website: 30  April 2022