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

TRO consultation: please take part

The Peak Park is consulting on a Traffic Regulation Order banning motor vehicles from Washgate, a lane on the Derbs-Staffs border. Details of the consultation are on the Peak Park website. The lane is being heavily used by 4x4s and Read More…

Brushfield bridleway decision

Following a public inquiry into a BOAT claim on the route between Upperdale and the hamlet of Brushfield, the Planning Inspectorate has rejected the BOAT claim on the route and decided it is a bridleway. There may be objections from Read More…

Two lanes saved in Wingerworth

Martins Lane and Stockmoor Lane in Wingerworth are now bridleways. Motor vehicle rights on both lanes were claimed by the Trail Riders Fellowship, the motor biking lobby, but their claims have failed. PDGLA researches showed there were no historic public Read More…

Off-roader assaults Peak Park Ranger

A Peak Park Ranger who saw motor vehicles illegally using Long Causeway, ie in breach of the Traffic Regulation Order banning all motor vehicles from the route, has been assaulted by one of the drivers. The Ranger was able to Read More…

Peak Park consulting on TRO for Washgate

The Peak Park Authority has decided to consult on a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Washgate. This is an old pack horse route crossing the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. We will let you know when the public stage of the consultation process Read More…

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