Rights of way public notices

See the latest order notices for diversions, definitive map modification orders and temporary closures and how to comment on a notice.

On this page you can see the current legal notices for rights of way orders and temporary closures made and confirmed by ourselves. You can also find notices of new Highways Act S31(6) submissions, and notices sent to us for display on our website by other authorities, such as Natural England Open Access notices.

Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks

This page does not show closures or restrictions to rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, such as traffic regulation orders to restrict use by motor vehicles. To find out about these you should check the National Parks' websites.


Commenting on a notice

You can send objections or representations to public path orders and definitive map modification orders. These must be in writing (email is acceptable) and reach us by the closing date set out in the notice. They should clearly state your reasons for opposing or supporting an order, and those reasons must relate to the grounds and tests which apply to that particular type of order.

You cannot send objections and representations to temporary closure orders.
 

For public path orders (diversions, extinguishments and creations), reasons for objecting to an order could include:

  • a proposed new path would be substantially less convenient than the existing path (it is helpful if you state the reasons why you think this is the case);
  • a path proposed for closure is still needed for public use; and
  • a proposed new path is not wide enough.

For definitive map modification orders (DMMOs) the tests for making an order are solely about whether the evidence does or does not justify a change to the definitive map. An objection to a DMMO must:

  • clearly state the grounds for your objection;
  • be supported by relevant evidence (see below);
  • new evidence to support your objection should be submitted with the objection; and
  • if your objection relies on evidence which has already been submitted to us, there is no need to re-submit that evidence and you should simply refer to it in your objection.

Relevant evidence for DMMOs is the same regardless of whether you wish to support or object to a DMMO. Full information on the different kinds of evidence that are relevant can be found in  DMMO application guidance notes (pdf / 290 KB). Before submitting any objections or representations please bear the following in mind:

  • DMMOs are not about creating new rights of way, but are the legal process for recording rights of way which already exist; either paths that have acquired public rights through long unchallenged public use, or ways which should have been recorded on the definitive map but were left off.
  • DMMOs are also used for amending the definitive map where a right of way has been recorded incorrectly, such as a footpath incorrectly recorded as a bridleway.
  • Issues such as desirability or suitability of a particular route cannot be taken into account in the DMMO process, and cannot be counted as valid reasons for objecting to a DMMO. Simply not wanting a particular path to be added to, deleted from or changed on the definitive map is not a reason for objecting to a DMMO.

Current rights of way notices

Location Description and dates
 Footpath No 10.56/9 Crowood House and Little Broughton, Diversion Order 2015 (pdf / 165 KB) Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order. Footpath No 10.56/9 Crowood House and Little Broughton, Diversion Order 2015. 21 April  to 2 June 2017.
 Footpath No. 15.52/15, Hackfall Farm, Grewelthorpe (pdf / 169 KB) Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order. Footpath No. 15.52/15 Hackfall Farm, Grewelthorpe.
 Footpath No. 10.83/2 Kirby House Farm, Hill Road, Kirkby-In-Cleveland (pdf / 269 KB) Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order Footpath No. 10.83/2 Kirby House Farm, Hill Road, Kirkby-In-Cleveland 26 May 2017 to 8 July 2017.
 Footpath No.15.54/81 Crimple Meadows, Pannal, Harrogate (pdf / 365 KB) Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order Footpath No 15.54/81 Crimple Meadows, Pannal, Harrogate 25 May 2017 to 23 June 2017.
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  Ashbrook Farm (pdf / 2 MB) Notice of Landowner deposits under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980, Ashbrook Farm, Bishop Monkton, 08 March 2017 to 08 May 2017.
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 Public footpaths 10.6/2/2 Alne, in the district of Hambleton (between grid reference SE51806608 and SE51996611) (pdf / 777 KB) Order of closure of public footpaths 10.6/2/2 Alne, in the district of Hambleton (between grid reference SE51806608 and SE51996611) for a temporary period of six months (subject to access to premises) between 10 July 2017 and 18 December 2017, due to contaminated discharge of water to be prevented by minor engineering works.
 Public footpaths 20.9/22/1, 20.9/7/2, 20.10/3/1, 20.9/17/1, 20.9/15/2, and Public Bridleways 20.10/7/1, 20.10/4/2, 20.12/8/1, 20.12/7/1 - Near Brompton on Swale, Order 2017, No.117 (pdf / 6 MB) Order of Closure of Public footpaths 20.9/22/1, 20.9/7/2, 20.10/3/1, 20.9/17/1, 20.9/15/2, and Public Bridleways 20.10/7/1, 20.10/4/2, 20.12/8/1, 20.12/7/1, near Brompton on Swale, from 1 April 2017 until 31 October 2017 inclusive, to safeguard the public from dangers caused by the construction sites for the upgrade of the A1 to motorway status. 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017.
 Public Bridleway 20.15/13/1 Colburn (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public caused by construction traffic attending a development site 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017, extended until 30 September 2017.
 Public Bridleways 15.55/19/1 and 15.13/34/3 Wood Field Mill, Bishop Thornton (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure due to protect the public whilst on-going repairs are carried out to the stone Bridleway bridge.
  Temporary Closure due to demolition of a bridge.
 Public Footpath 15.122/30/1 in Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 15.122/30/1 in Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, due to public safety concerns, from 3 December 2016 to 2 December 2017.
  Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 25.109/6/2 in Whitwell on the Hill, Ryedale, due to potential danger to the public, from 17 November 2016 to 16 May 2017.
 Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton between 18 December 2016 and 26 May 2017 (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary closure of Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton because of a collapsed bridge between 18t December 2016 and 26 May 2017.
 Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton. Order valid until 26 May 2017 (pdf / 2 MB) Emergency closure notice 2016 No.145  referring to Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton, because of a collapsed bridge. Order valid until the 26 May 2017.
 Public Footpath 10.40/14/1 Easingwold (pdf / 1 MB) Intension Temporary Closure due to works to lay new sewers and preconstruction trial holes 5 December 2016 to 4 June 2017.
 Public Footpath 10.40/14/1 Easingwold (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure due to works to lay new sewers and preconstruction trial holes 5 December 2016 to 4 June 2017.
 Public Footpath 35.73/5/1 Whitley (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public whilst works required to the bridge are carried out 1 January 2017 to 1 July 2017.
 Public Footpath 25.114/3/1 Wrelton (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure to Pedestrians, Renewal Public Footpath, Wrelton 25.114/3/1 due to the safety of the public until the bridge is replaced. From 22 December 2016 until 30 June 2017.
 Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Intention of Closure Order 2017 No. 45 (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure to Pedestrians Of Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Intention of Closure Order due to works to be undertaken on the existing flood embankments
 between 15 February 2017 and 14 August 2017.
 Footpath 35.36/1/1 Order of Closure, Order 2017 No (pdf / 1 MB). Temporary Closure to Pedestrians Of Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Order of Closure Order due to works to be undertaken on the existing flood embankments between 15 February 2017 and 14 August 2017.
 Byway 35.23/31/1 Cliffe, 6 Month Closure Order (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure to Traffic of Byway 35.23/31/1, Cliffe, 6 Month Order due to damage to bridge, between 6 February 2017 and 15 July 2017.
 Public Bridleway 35.68/5/1 Thorpe Willoughby, Selby (pdf / 3 MB) Temporary Closure due to works for the construction of a housing development. 14 February 2017 to 14 August 2017.
 Public Footpath 25.43/1/1 Harome (pdf / 1 MB) Emergency Temporary Closure Due To A Dangerous Bridge 13 February 2017 to 22 July 2017.
 Public Bridleway 15.115/2/1 Scotton (pdf / 1 MB) Emergency Temporary Closure Due To Damage To A Bridge 14 February 2017 to 2 July 2017.
 Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton on Tees (pdf / 1 MB) Emergency Temporary Closure Due To Works To Replace The Bridge 16 February 2017 to 15 August 2017.
 Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton on Tees (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure Of Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton On Tees Due To Works To Replace The Bridge 9 March 2017 to 15 August 2017. 
 Public Footpath 35.29/1/2 Fairburn, Selby (pdf / 818 KB) Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 35.29/1/2 in Fairburn, Selby, between 24 April 2017 and 23 October 2017 due to Regional National Grid overhead line refurbishment and replacement of electrical apparatus.
 Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton. (pdf / 2 MB) Intention of Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton - between 15 April 2017 and 14 October 2017, due to refurbishment of the hotel.
 Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk - Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Order of closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton - between 15 April 2017 and 14 October 2017, due to refurbishment of the hotel.
 Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate - Order 2016 No. 444 (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Order of closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate, from 6 April 2017 until 5 October 2017 to allow the safe construction of a dwelling.
 Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield, Scarborough. (pdf / 1 MB) Intention of temporary closure to the public of Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1, Eastfield, Scarborough between 5 May 2017 and 6 November 2017 to ensure public safety whilst works are undertaken to the nearby development.
 Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield - Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) Order of temporary closure to the public, of Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1, Eastfield, Scarborough between 5 May 2017 and 6 November 2017 to ensure public safety whilst works are undertaken to the nearby development.
 Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton Order of Closure (pdf / 1 MB) Order of temporary closure to the public, of Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton, between 20 May 2017 and 19 November 2017 because of works.
 Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton. (pdf / 1 MB) Intention of Temporary Closure to the public of Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton, between 20 May 2017 and 19 November 2017 because of works.
 Public Footpath (25.109/6/2) in Whitwell on the Hill Ryedale, Order 2016 No.220 (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure to Pedestrians of  Public Footpath (25.109/6/2) in Whitwell on the Hill Ryedale, from 17 May 2017 until 16 November 2017 due to potential danger to the public.
 Public Footpath 10.6/2/2 in Alne, Hambleton. Emergency Notice 2017 No.35 (pdf / 721 KB) Emergency Temporary Closure of Public Footpath 10.6/2/2 in Alne, Hambleton from 9 May 2017 until 29  May 2017 due to minor engineering works.
 Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 Sheriff Hutton (pdf / 1012 KB) Emergency Temporary Closure of Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 in Sheriff Hutton between 5 June 2017 to 4 December 2017. 
 Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 Towton Selby (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public due to a collapsed bridge. 27 May 2017 to 26 November 2017.
 Public Footpaths 10.58/7/2 and 10.93/5/1 In Great Busby And Little Busby (pdf / 3 MB) Temporary Closure due to demolition of a bridge. 9 May 2017 to 8 November 2017.
  Temporary Closure Of Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 due to land movement 24 May 2017 to 2 November 2017.
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