Access and Rights of Way notices

Shipley Bridge car park

Significant disruption to Shipley Bridge car park for the week 9 - 13 September

Westcountry Rivers Trust, in partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency will be undertaking gravel augmentation on the River Avon, Devon. In the final year of a 5 year project, 220 tonnes of gravel will be added at 8 locations between the dam and Badworthy to improve spawning habitat for salmon and trout.

In agreement with Dartmoor National Park Authority, Shipley Bridge car park will be used as a base for operations. The gravel will be delivered by lorry and then mobilised by heavy machinery using the access road to the dam.

Westcountry Rivers Trust advise caution if planning to come to the area. All precautions will be taken with regards to health and safety for the duration of the operations.

Bridleway No.17 Dartmoor Forest

Dartmoor National Park Authority intends to make an order under section 22BB(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the National Park Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England) Regulations 2007, to prohibit through traffic on the following Public Bridleway to enable repairs and access improvements to be undertaken:

Public Bridleway No.17 Dartmoor Forest from SX 6486 7896 to SX 6686 7849

The proposed order will come into force on 30 September 2019 and will remain in effect for a maximum period of six months or on completion of the works, whichever is sooner.

Documents giving further details of the proposed order have been placed and may be seen free of charge at the office of Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Any comments about or objections to the order should be sent in writing to The Head of Access, Recreation & Estates, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, no later than 20 September 2019.  All comments objecting to the making of the order must specify the grounds on which they are made.

For more information

Call 01626 832093 or email