Rights of Way Temporary Closures
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 Notices:
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984: Footpath 408064 and Bridleways 408021, 408026, 408056 at Miterdale, Eskdale Parish, and Bridleway 411010 at Caddy Well, Irton with Santon Parish
We have made an Order to temporarily close some public rights of way to enable the felling and harvesting of trees in Miterdale Valley and Caddy Well. Only one side of Miterdale Valley will be closed at any one time to minimise disruption to the access. Alternative routes are marked on the site notice plans but there are no suitable alternatives for bridleway users other than existing rights of way and public roads. Visitor information signs will be placed at key locations on either side of the closure and along the alternative routes: Order for Miterdale Valley and Caddy Well (PDF)
If you have any queries, please contact Julia Knott, Countryside Access Assistant, on 01768 871403 or email@example.com
Order to prohibit traffic over Part of Footpath 419004 at Lingmell Beck, Wasdale Parish
We have made an Order to close Part of footpath 419004 to enable the bridge to be replaced over Lingmell Beck. An alternative route will be available and appropriately signed at all times to direct users. FP 419004 Lingmell Beck Scanned Notice and Order (PDF)
Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over footpaths 561001 and 561002, River Kent Crossing and Riverside, Staveley, Over Staveley Parish
We have made an Order to close the bridge across the River Kent is being replaced, and the footpath leading from this north westwards to the public road is being resurfaced to make a path usable by all from Staveley village and along the Riverside. The work will only take a week or so, but the order will be in force for two months just in case: TRO Staveley Riverside (PDF)
Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over footpath 409032, River Bleng Crossing, Blengdale Forest, Gosforth Parish
We have made an order to close the bridge serving footpath 409032 across the River Bleng in Blengdale Forest, Gosforth at NY 0897 0667 because it is unsafe for use. The closure will last for six months, or until the bridge has been replaced. A lengthy alternative is available and is shown on the map: FP 409032 River Bleng Crossing, Blengdale Forest, Gosforth (PDF)
Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 576002, Brigg House, Torver Parish
Comes into force 2 February 2011. We have made an Emergency Temporary Closure to prohibit any traffic from proceeding over the section of footpath 576002 from the A593 south-eastwards across the railway to public road U5082 opposite the entrance road to Brackenbarrow because of the unlawful spreading of human waste across the field alongside Brigg House. Notice of Intention to Prohibit Traffic over Footpath 576002, Brigg House, Torver Parish (PDF)
Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over Bridleway 543051 at Great Langdale Beck, Elterwater - Lakes: Langdale Parish
We have made a temporary closure order to close part of bridleway 543051 at Great Langdale Beck, Elterwater - Lakes: Langdale Parish: Bridleway 543051 at Great Langdale Beck, Elterwater - Lakes: Langdales Parish (PDF)
The Secretary of State for Transport has granted an extension of the Order at Great Langdale Beck, Elterwater until 1 October 2011 or until the completion of the works whichever is the earlier.
Other TROs and Notices:
Gatescarth Pass web page.
U5521 River Brathay Ford, Little Langdale - this page gives more details
U5501 Bethecar Moor, Parkamoor and Grizedale - this page gives more details
U5566 Rusland Pool (The Strands) - this page gives more details
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.