The Peak Park is now consulting on a Traffic Regulation Order to put a full vehicle ban on Leys (Cherpit) Lane in Great Longstone. It is the battle to save this lane that inspired formation of PDGLA.
Please take part in the consultation in support of a full vehicle ban. The grounds for the TRO are loss of amenity for non vehicle users and conserving the natural beauty of the area.
The lane is extremely narrow, has blind bends and nowhere to get out of the way of vehicles. Motor bikes come down it at dangerously fast speeds and you can’t get out of the way of 4x4s.
It is so dangerous that walkers and riders, including the local residents, no longer dare use it.
Details and an online response facility are at Peak District National Park Authority Consultation System
The Peak Park has agreed a permanent vehicle ban on Long Causeway. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation. We are now looking forward to PDNPA carrying on their good work and securing Traffic Regulation Orders on other routes. We will keep you posted.
The Peak District National Park Authority has made its final decision on the Roych, part of the Pennine Bridleway below Rushup Edge. The committee which decides on Traffic Regulation Orders decided unanimously to impose a permanent vehicle ban. PDGLA Congratulates she Peak Park on its determination to protect the Roych and make it safe for horse riders and walkers. And a big thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation. Full details are in the Peak Park press release.
The public consultation on the Peak Park’s plans for a Traffic Regulation Order on Chapel Gate is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who took part. We will let you know when the Peak Park is due to make a final decision on this route.
Complaining about illegal offroading, about vehicle damage and about danger to walkers and horse riders from 4x4s, quads and motor bikes really matters. This item tells you how to do it. Continue reading
Offroading is illegal on bridleways, footpaths and restricted byways. Dangerous driving is illegal everywhere including on byways open to all traffic and unsurfaced lanes. If you see illegal or dangerous offroading please report it to the police. Always ask for a police incident number. Without one there is no record of your complaint. If you can, make a note of vehicle registration numbers. There is more information about reporting illegal offroading inHow to complain
PDNPA has added to its list of lanes needing protection routes in the National Park which are in counties other than Derbyshire. The number of lanes on the list is now 36. The following have been added: Continue reading
There is now a group campaigning against off-roading in the Isle of Man. We have made contact and will be sharing campaign ideas.
Heavy snow led to cancellation of the March Peak Park meting which was due to decide whether to put a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on Chapel Gate permanently excluding vehicles. This meant more delay before this fragile route is protected. (A subsequent meeting held in April decided to consult on a permanent TRO for the route). Prior to this, The Peak Park had lost a high court action at the end of 2012 when the Trail Riders Fellowship (the motor bikers) successfully challenged an Experimental TRO which had kept motor vehicles off Chapel Gate for 15 months. There is currently a temporary TRO on the route, put there by Derbyshire CC prior to its doing more repairs.
The March issued of the newsletter has photographs of all the lanes currently on the Peak Park ‘priority list’ and it introduces a new feature – Lane of the Month. It features the Hollinsclough Rakes.