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

BBC Countryfile to feature offroading

BBC Countryfile has been filming with us in Derbyshire and will broadcast an item on offroading on 12 April. They filmed the Brushfield route, which starts at Upperdale, near Monsal Head. They also filmed in Wiltshire, which has more miles Read More…

Peak Park plans two more TROs

The Peak Park is to consult the public on two further Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). These will be for Washgate, which straddles the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, and Derby Lane, Monyash. We will let you know when the public consultation starts. The Read More…

New legislation on off-roading in sight

The work we have been doing over the last 18 months on the Deregulation Bill has paid off. We have not got the Bill amended to protect green lanes (we never expected to achieve this). But the tactic of repeatedly Read More…

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…