Welcome

Welcome to the Peak District Green Lanes Alliance (PDGLA). We believe that green lanes should be for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and carriage drivers.

At present offroad 4x4s and motor bikes can legally use many green lanes, even if the surface is peat or turf and easily rutted and damaged.

Ancient byways are being destroyed by offroading throughout the Peak District, including inside the Peak District National Park.

The Peak Park and the highway authorities have the power to stop the destruction. They need support, encouragement and, where necessary, pressure from the public to help them do so.

Latest News

Bradley Lane: victory at last

After two public inquiries and a high court challenge to the decision (made twice) by the Planning Inspectorate that Bradley Lane, Pilsley is a bridleway, the battle to save this lane from off-roading is finally won. Mr Justice Collins has Read More…

Four years on – things to celebrate

PDGLA was set up four years ago this month. This is a roundup of successes so far. The first thing we achieved was to persuade the Peak Park to change its stance on off-roading and to start using Traffic Regulation Read More…

Pretty Wood now a dead end for vehicles

Following another public inquiry held this autumn, Pretty Wood in Eyam is now a dead end for motor vehicles. This is because the Inquiry decided that the track which continued from Pretty Wood in the Stoke direction is a Restricted Read More…

Black Harry Lane vicotry

Black Harry Lane, Longstone Edge area, has been confirmed as a bridleway following a recent public inquiry into the BOAT claim on the lane. PDGLA convinced the Inquiry Inspector a) that the route is historically a bridleway and b) that Read More…

Motor vehicles banned from Leys Lane

The Peak Park decided on 7 November to use a Traffic Regulation Order to permanently exclude all motor vehicles from Leys Lane in Great Longstone. It was the campaign to save this lane from off-roading which paved the way for Read More…