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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

Restricted Byway 348043 along the public road C3033, Mosedale and Carrhead Ford, Mungrisdale Parish

Parish: Mungrisdale Parish

Location:  Mosedale and Carrhead Ford, Mungrisdale Parish

Path: Restricted byway 348043

Proposal: Has added the public road C3033 from Mosedale north-eastwards to the Berrier/Hesket road via Carrhead Ford to the definitive map as a restricted byway.

Objection and Representation Period: Six weeks from 15 June 2019

Link to Order and Notice:  Confirmed Order and Notice

Diversion of Bridleway 321014 and Extinguishement of part of 321019, Dunmallard Car Park, Dacre Parish

Parish: Dacre Parish

Location: Dunmallard Car Park, Dacre

Path: Bridleway 321014 and FP 321029

Diverted the bridleway from running through Dunmallard Car Park (between NY 4694 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 extinguished a consequently redundant 8 metre section of footpath 321019 between NY 4694 2446 and NY 4695 2446, as shown on the order plan.

Advertising period: Six weeks from 1 June 2019

Link to order and notice: Diversion Order, Extinguishment Order and Notice

Bridleway 361048, Abbott House, Rosgill, Shap Rural Parish

Parish: Shap Rural Parish

Location: Abbott House, Rosgill

Path: Bridleway 361048

The definitive map has been modified 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.

Advertising period: Six weeks from 1 June 2019

Link to order and notice:  Notice and Order

Diversion of Footpath 424026, Calder Long Walks, Ponsonby Parish (formerly St Bridget Beckermet)

Parish:  Ponsonby Parish (formerly St Bridget Beckermet)

Location: Calder Long Walks, Calder Bridge

Path: Footpath 424026

Proposal: Divert the footpath between NY 0442 0599 and NY 0450 0597 (around 80 metres) from the top of the riverbank to a line slightly further to the north.

Objection and Representation Period: six weeks from 6 June 2019

Link to Order and Notice: Notice and Order

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