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 us. 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

In relation to public access within the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, this page only includes traffic regulation orders affecting unsurfaced unclassified roads.

It does not show closures or restrictions to other public rights of way in the national parks. This information is available from their own websites.

You can find out about closures in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or find out about closures in the North York Moors National Park.

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.

Commenting on orders

Commenting on public path 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
  • a proposed new path is not wide enough

Commenting on definitive map modification path orders

For definitive map modification orders 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 definitive map modification order must:

  • clearly state the grounds for your objection
  • be supported by relevant evidence
  • have new evidence to support your objection, which should be submitted

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 definitive map modification orders is the same regardless of whether you wish to support or object to a definitive map modification order. Full information on the different kinds of evidence that are relevant can be found in definitive map modification order application guidance notes.

Before submitting any objections or representations please bear the following in mind:

  • definitive map modification orders 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
  • definitive map modification orders 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 definitive map modification order process, and cannot be counted as valid reasons for objecting to a definitive map modification orders. 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 definitive map modification orders

Current rights of way notices

Diversions, extinguishments and creations notices

Location Description Notice dates
 Public footpaths 10.48/041 and 10.171/008, Sycamores, Faceby and Whorlton, diversion order 2024 (pdf / 986 KB) Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion Order under Highways Act 1980 Section 119 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 10 May 2024 to 26 June 2024
 Public footpaths 10.16/9, Newburn, Borrowby, diversion order 2024 (pdf / 621 KB) Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion Order under Highways Act 1980 Section 119 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 10 May 2024 to 26 June 2024
 Public footpaths 30.33/129 and 30.33/166, Lodge Hill Farm, Egton, diversion order 2024 (pdf / 616 KB) Notice of making of a Public Path Diversion Order under Highways Act 1980 Section 119 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 9 May 2024 to 6 June 2024
 Public footpaths 30.331087 and 30.331091, Dowson Garth, Egton diversion order 2024 (pdf / 294 KB) Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order Highways Act 1980 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 18 April 2024 to 30 May 2024

Definitive map modification orders notices

Location Description Notice dates
 Restricted Byway No.20.64/7 Stanwick St John (pdf / 944 KB) Notice of confirmation of a Definitive Map Modification Order 26 April 2024 to 7 June 2024
 Restricted Byways Whorlton and Hawnby (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Public Inquiry, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 15 April to 31 May 2024

Highway Act 1980 section 31(6) deposits notices

Location Description  Notice Dates
 Mountgarrett (Nidd) Estate, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of landowner deposit under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980  1 May to 1 July 2024
 Amos Nelson The Gledstone Estate, Craven (pdf / 2 MB) Notice of landowner deposit under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 22 April 2024 to 22 June 2024
 Mountgarrett (Nidd) Estate, Harrogate (pdf / 1004 KB) Notice of landowner deposit under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 4 April to 4 June 2024

Temporary closure orders notices – public rights of way

Location Description Notice dates
 Public Footpath 35.71/1/1/ Stubbs Walden- Intention (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to ensure public safety when works are being carried out at the foot crossing 8 June 2024 to 7 December 2024
 Public Footpath 30.16/13/1 Newby and Scalby - Intention (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to flood alleviation work 10 June 2024 to 9 December 2024
 Public Footpath, 15.73/171/1, Knaresborough – Order Made (pdf / 898 KB) 6 Month Closure due to a risk to public safety from demolition work 20 May 2024 and 19 November 2024
 Public Footpaths 05.42/24/1 and 05.42/18/1, Thornton In Lonsdale and 05.26/30/1, Ingleton and 05.9/11/1, Burton In Lonsdale - Extension (pdf / 2 MB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to erosion resulting in the route not being safe for the public 19 May 2024 to 18 May 2025
 Public Footpath, 20.57/31/2 Richmond - Emergency Closure Order (pdf / 368 KB) Emergency Temporary Closure Notice. The footpath is now unsafe due to riverbank erosion 13 May 2024 to 2 June 2024
 Public Footpath, 15.73/17/1, Knaresborough - Intention (pdf / 898 KB) 6 Month Closure due to a risk to public safety from demolition work 20 May 2024 and 19 November 2024
 Public Footpath 10.75/12/2 Ingleby Greenhow - Order Made (pdf / 802 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to a dangerous footbridge. 17 May 2024 to 25 October 2024
 Public Footpath 10.160/11/1 Tollerton - Order Made (pdf / 784 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to a dangerous footbridge. 17 May 2024 to 25 October 2024
 Public Footpath 30.36/004/1 Fylingdales - Extension (pdf / 5 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to coastal slip on the route. 10 May 2024 to 09 November 2024
 Public Footpaths 30.20/7/1 and 30.20/6/1 Seamer - Extension (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to construction works associated with landscaping for the public open space associated with the adjacent development 1 May 2024 to 31 October 2024
 Public Footpath 20.35/3/3 Hipswell-12 month Extension (pdf / 1 MB)  12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to an unsafe footbridge 24 April 2024 to 24 April 2025
 Public Footpath 10.120/4/1 Raskelf – Order Made (pdf / 825 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to building work and public safety 20 April 2024 to 19 October 2024
 Public Footpath 10.110/3/1 Northallerton - Order Made (pdf / 978 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due plant and machinery on the route and public safety 22 April 2024 to 21 October 2024
 Public Footpaths , 05.5/22/2, 05.5/21/1 and 05.5/33/3, Bentham (pdf / 880 KB) 6 Month Closure extension due to footpath collapse 24 April 2024 and 3 October 2024
 Public Footpath 10.120/4/1 Raskelf - Intention (pdf / 763 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to building work and public safety. 20 April 2024 to 19 October 2024
 Public Footpath 10.110/3/1 Northallerton -  Intention (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due plant and machinery on the route and public safety. 22 April 2024 to 21 October 2024
 Public Footpath 20.62/5/3 St Martins - Extension (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice to ensure public safety during emergency repair works 4 April 2024 to 3 October 2024
 Public Footpath, 20.58/8/1 Scorton and 20.52/5/2 North Cowton (pdf / 694 KB) 12 Month Closure extension due to unsafe bridge 5 April 2024 and 4 April 2025
 Public Footpath 10.40/23/1 Easingwold - extension (pdf / 820 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to construction works and pedestrian site safety 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024
 Public Footpath 10.110/1/1 Northallerton -  Order Made (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to drainage works. 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024 
 Public Footpath 20.21/11/1 Easby-Extension (pdf / 546 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to public safety while works are being carried out on the solar farm. 23 March 2024 to 24 September 2024
 Public Footpaths 15.134/21/ Thruscross (pdf / 1 MB) 6 month extension following 21 Day Emergency Closure 11 March 2024 and 30 July 2024
 Public Footpath, 15.54/160/3, Harrogate (pdf / 2 MB) 6 month extension to 21 Day Emergency Closure for Public safety due to ongoing land movement 11 March 2024 to 18 August 2024
 Public Footpath 10.110/1/1 Northallerton -  Intention (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to drainage works 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024
 Public Bridleway 20.9/18/1 Brompton on Swale (pdf / 448 KB) 6 Months Temporary Closure Notice due to 
it being currently unsafe for all users of the route
7 March 2024 to 15 August 2024
 Public Footpath 35.30/15/1 Gateforth - Order Made (pdf / 825 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to public safety whilst works are being carried out on the driving range. 26 February 2024 to 25 August 2024
 Public Footpath 35.30/15/1 Gateforth - Intention (pdf / 826 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to public safety whilst works are being carried out on the driving range. 26 February 2024 to 25 August 2024
 Public Footpath 10.136/1/1 South Otterington – Order Made (pdf / 944 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to construction works. 12 February 2024 to 11 August 2024
 Public Bridleways 20.38/13/1, 20.38/13/2 , 20.38/13/3 and 20.38/13/4 in Hunton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to construction works of a new clean water pipeline. 13 February 2024 to 22 July 2024
 Public Footpath 35.30/15/1 Gateforth- Intention (pdf / 826 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to public safety whilst works are being carried out on the driving range. 26 February 2024 to 25 August 2024
 Public Footpath 10.37/8/1 Danby Wiske with Lazenby - Extension (pdf / 599 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to a dangerous bridge. 16 February 2024 to 15 February 2025
 Public Footpath 10.136/1/1 South Otterington - Intention (pdf / 945 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to construction works. 12 February 2024 to 11 August 2024
 Public Footpath 35.43/9/1 Kirk Smeaton -Extension (pdf / 660 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to works being carried out on Wentedge Road Bridge. 7 February 2024 to 6 August 2024
 Public Footpath 15.54/84/1 Pannal -Extension (pdf / 711 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to public safety reasons following footpath collapse. 4 February 2024 to 5 February 2025
 Public Footpath 05.65/29/1, Horton in Ribblesdale, Has Made (pdf / 6 MB) 6 Month Closure due to construction of a new footbridge. 8 February 2024 to 7 August 2024
 Public bridleway, 05.39/26/3, Sutton in Craven (pdf / 1020 KB) 6 month extension following 21 day emergency closure due to a damaged bridge. 12 January 2024 to 21 June 2024
 Public footpath, 15.74/5/1, Boroughbridge, Has Made (pdf / 1 MB) Footpath resurfacing works. 30 January 2024 to 29 July 2024
 Public footpath 20.60/6/1 Skeeby - extension  (pdf / 1 MB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to a damaged footbridge. 24 January 2024 to 23 January 2025
 Public footpath 05.65/29/1, Horton in Ribblesdale, intention (pdf / 6 MB) 6 Month Closure due to construction of a new footbridge. 8 February 2024 to 7 August 2024
 Public footpath, 15.54/76/1, Pannal and Burn Bridge (pdf / 675 KB) 6 Month Closure extension due to civil engineering works. 12 January 2024 and 11 January 2025
 Public footpath, 15.74/5/1, Boroughbridge, intention (pdf / 1 MB) Footpath resurfacing works 30 January 2024 and 29 July 2024
 Public footpath 25.49/6/1 Hovingham - extension (pdf / 462 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to a damaged bridge. 4 December 2023 to 5 December 2024
 Public footpaths 15.112/18/1 and 15.112/19/1 Ripon - extension (pdf / 1 MB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice to ensure public safety during construction and drainage works. 25 November 2023 to 24 November 2024
 Public bridleway 10.23/7/1 Carlton Husthwaite - extension (pdf / 639 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to an unsafe bridge. 15 November 2023 to 14 November 2024
 Public footpath 25.51/3/1 Hutton’s Ambo - extension (pdf / 862 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice to ensure public safety during construction works. 7 November 2023 to 6 November 2024
 Public footpaths 35.40/10/1, 35.40/9/2 Kelfield and 35.53/2/1 Riccall - extension (pdf / 981 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to public health and safety reasons while works are being carried out on the embankment. 5 November 2023 to 4 November 2024
 Public footpaths, 15.112/11/1, Ripon (pdf / 1 MB) 12 month closure due to riverside erosion. 21 October 2023 to 20 October 2024
 Public bridleways 10.150/36/1 Thirsk and 10.135/5/1 South Kilvington - extension (pdf / 959 KB) 12 month temporary closure extension notice due to an unsafe bridge. 18 October 2023 to 17 October 2024
 Public footpaths, 15.92/11/1 Middleton and 15.30/7/1 Denton (pdf / 439 KB) 12 Month Closure Extension due to a damaged Bridge 5 October 2023 and 4 October 2024
 Public footpaths 25.49/5/1 Hovingham and 25.92/5/1 and 25.71/21/1 Stonegrave – extension (pdf / 842 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to an unsafe bridge. 8 September 2023 to 7 September 2024
 Public footpath 35.59/5/1 South Milford - extension (pdf / 1 MB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice to ensure public safety pending closure of dangerous rail crossing 1 September 2023 to 2 September 2024
 Public footpath 10.140/3/1 Stokesley - extension (pdf / 1 MB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice to ensure public safety during housing development 2 August 2023 to 1 August 2024
 Public footpath, 10.110/7/1, Northallerton, Hambleton - extension (pdf / 879 KB) 12 Month closure extension to allow for the replacement of the bridge. 27 August 2023 to 26 August 2024
 Public footpaths 10.6/1/1 Alne and 10.160/1/1 Tollerton, Hambleton - extension (pdf / 1 MB) 12 Month closure extension to ensure public safety during replacement of a collapsed footbridge. 27 August 2023 to 26 August 2024
 Public footpath 25.43/1/1, Harome - extension (pdf / 858 KB) 12 Month Temporary Closure Extension Notice due to a dangerous bridge 17 August 2023 to 16 August 2024
 Public footpath, 15.14/7/1, Fewston, Harrogate - extension (pdf / 729 KB) 28 month closure due to due to construction of the A59 Kex Gill road diversion scheme, which would pose a danger to public using this route 13 August 2023 to 12 December 2025
 Public bridleway, 15.14/5/1, Fewston, Harrogate - extension (pdf / 2 MB) 28 month closure due to due to construction of the A59 Kex Gill road diversion scheme, which would pose a danger to public using this route 13 August 2023 to 12 December 2025
 Public footpath, 15.14/4/1, Fewston, Harrogate - extension (pdf / 1 MB) 28 month closure due to due to construction of the A59 Kex Gill road diversion scheme, which would pose a danger to public using this route 13 August 2023 to 12 December 2025
 Public footpath, 15.54/11/2, Harrogate (pdf / 2 MB) 12 month closure extension due to construction works. 13 July 2023 to 12 July 2024
 Public footpath 25.54/28/1 Kirkbymoorside-extension (pdf / 978 KB) 12 month temporary closure extension notice to ensure public safety during new housing development. 11 July 2023 to 10 July 2024

Traffic regulation orders – unsurfaced, unclassified roads

Location Description Notice dates
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads 30.32/U618/9/40, 30.32/U618/9/20 and 30.21/U618/1/70 – Darncombe cum Langdale End and Snainton - Intention (pdf / 6 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to prevent damage by driving and riding of off road vehicles to allow the unsurfaced track to recover. 18 December 2023 to 14 June 2025
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads 30.32/U618/9/40 30.32/U618/9/20 and 30.21/U618/1/70 Darncombe cum Langdale End and Snainton Order Made (pdf / 6 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure Notice to prevent damage by driving and riding of off road vehicles to allow the unsurfaced track to recover. 18 December 2023 to 14 June 2025
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road- U3310/9/50 Stainburn (pdf / 2 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure Notice to allow further works to be undertaken and to prevent any further damage and to allow the route to recover. 29 September 2023 to 28 March 2025
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road- U3310/9/50 Stainburn- Intention (pdf / 2 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure Intends Notice to allow further works to be undertaken and to prevent any further damage and to allow the route to recover. 29 September 2023 to 28 March 2025
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U586/1/90 Darncombe Cum Langdale End, Scarborough – Order Made (pdf / 5 MB) 18-month Temporary Closure Notice to prevent damage to the UUR and allow for repairs to be undertaken 16 February 2023 to 15 August 2024
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads, U8056/9/50 and U8056/9/30, Fewston, Harrogate – Has Made (pdf / 849 KB) Closure due to construction of the A59 Kex Gill road diversion scheme, which would pose a danger to public using these routes 13 February 2023 to completion of works.
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U586/1/90 Darncombe Cum Langdale End, Scarborough - Intention (pdf / 5 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure Notice to prevent damage to the UUR and allow for repairs to be undertaken 16 February 2023 to 15 August 2024
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads, U8056/9/50 and U8056/9/30, Fewston, Harrogate – Intention (pdf / 849 KB) Closure due to construction of the A59 Kex Gill road diversion scheme, which would pose a danger to public using these routes 13 February 2023 to works complete
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads U8035/9/30 and U8035/9/70, Horsehead Pass, Craven-Order Made (pdf / 692 KB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads U8040/9/20, U8040/9/30, U8040/9/50, U8040/9/60, U8040/9/80 and U8040/9/90, Gorbeck Road, Craven-Order Made (pdf / 899 KB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U8130/9/70, Pockstones Moor, Harrogate-Order Made (pdf / 964 KB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U695/9/80, Turbary Road, Craven-Order Made (pdf / 1 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads U74/9/60, Pockley Moor and U64/9/50, Birk Nab Farm to Hanging Stone, Ryedale-Order Made (pdf / 3 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U5/9/40, Hawnby Hill to Fangdale Beck, Ryedale-Order Made (pdf / 2 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U2689/9/50, Hollgate Lane Hackness, Scarborough-Order Made (pdf / 1 MB)  Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U586 and U587, High Langdale, Scarborough-Order Made (pdf / 2 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U567/1/30, Carr Lane Hackness, Scarborough-Order Made (pdf / 1 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U1858/9/70, Kirkby Bank, Hambleton-Order Made (pdf / 898 KB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U7021/9/30, U7021/9/50 and U7021/9/70, Carlton to Middleham High Moor, Richmondshire-Order Made (pdf / 513 KB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U8044/9/50 and Restricted Byways 06.65/4/1 and 06/65/68/1, Cam High Road, Craven-Order Made (pdf / 1 MB) Prohibition of driving- route closed to motor vehicles. Permanent

Other current rights of way notices

Location Description and dates
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