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

Please sign green lanes petition

An online petition has been launched by a supporter calling on government to change the law so as to stop motor vehicles using green lanes. Please sign it and please forward it to friends and contacts.

Long Causeway finally closed to motor vehicles

The long awaited Peak Park Traffic Regulation Order excluding all types of motor vehicle from Long Causeway is now in place. It came in on 18 September. The causeway has also been fully repaired and is once again a wonderful Read More…

Bradley Lane victory challenged

We reported that Bradley Lane, Pilsley had been saved and was to become a bridleway. Now the Trail Riders Fellowship motor bike group has launched a High Court challenge to the Planning Inspector’s decision. The grounds for the challenge seem Read More…

BBC Monday 3 February

The BBC East Midlands Inside Out programme is showing a short feature on off-roading in the Peak Park on Monday 3 March, 7.30. If you don’t get BBC East Midlands you can catch it on the Iplayer.

Vehicle ban on Roych and Chapel Gate

The Peak District has at last got its first Traffic Regulation Orders. PDNPA decided on 24 January to permanently exclude all types of motor vehicle from the Roych and Chapel Gate, two of the most important and most damaged green Read More…