The second public inquiry into the BOAT claim on the route between Upperdale and Brushfield (Monsal Head area) has confirmed that the whole route is a bridleway (BW). We think a last ditch attempt by offroaders to keep hold of the route by launching a challenge to the BW decision in the High Court is unlikely. There appear to be no grounds for a legal challenge and the last time the offroaders went to the high court over a Peak District route (Bradley Lane in Pilsley) they lost and had to pay costs. Loss of the Brushfield route will be a real blow to the offroading community. It was a challenging, high level route for motor vehicles. It has been increasingly heavily used by 4x4s, quads and motor bikes. It was also one of the key attractions offered by the commercial offroading organisations which operate in the national park. Once the BW signs go up anyone using the route with a motor vehicle (other than the landowners and farmers) can be prosecuted. The BOAT claim was defeated by PDGLA and the Peak Horsepower bridleway group with the help of evidence given by local residents, horse riders, farmers and walkers. The route is in a severely damaged state. It is on the DCC green lanes repair plan and is scheduled for repair during the current financial year. The repair plan usually slips.