Access and Rights of Way notices

Access and Rights of Way notices

Access Land Restrictions

It is sometimes necessary to restrict public access to areas mapped as CROW Access Land. Dartmoor National Park Authority (as Access Authority and Relevant Authority) may make Directions to restrict or exclude access for reasons including land management purposes, public safety, heritage and wildlife considerations. For Directions lasting six months or more, the Relevant Authority is required to carry out public consultation on any proposed restrictions before reaching a decision.

North Hessary Tor

A Direction to restrict public access to North Hessary Tor for reasons of public safety whilst engineering works are undertaken to the Television Mast.  The restriction takes effect from 1 March until 30 June.

North Hessary Tor Direction Site Notice (PDF)

Holwell Lawn

A Direction to restrict public access on specific dates has been given for reasons of public safety whilst competitive equestrian events take place.

Holwell Lawn Direction Site Notice (PDF)

Temporary Closures - Public Rights of Way

Temporary closures to public rights of way are sometimes necessary in order to undertake  essential maintenance or repairs.  We also receive applications for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTRO's)  from utility companies and others undertaking works  that impact on the use of public paths. Paths are only kept closed for the minimum duration whilst works are carried out and if at all possible we will promote an alternative route for the duration of the closure.

Public Footpath No. 21 and No. 68 (Dartmoor Forest)

Effective from 1 March 2021 - 31 August 2021 for engineering works

Public Footpaths 21 and 68 (Dartmoor Forest)  PDF

Public Rights of Way Diversion Orders

Footpath No. 8 (Hennock) Public Path Diversion Order 2021

The above Order made on 24 June 2021 under section 119  highways act 1980 will divert part of the above  public footpath.

Footpath No. 8 (Hennock) Public Path Diversion Order 2021

The above Order, made on 24 June 2021 under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, will divert part of the public footpath described in Part 1 of the Schedule below to the new line described in Part 2 of the Schedule as shown on the Order Map, subject to limitations and conditions described in Part 3 of the Schedule.

Any representations should be sent in writing to The Head of Access, Recreation & Estates, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9JQ not later than 22 July 2021.  All representations objecting to the making of the order must specify the grounds on which they are made.

If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, Dartmoor National Park Authority may confirm the Order as an unopposed Order. If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment for confirmation, any representations and objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent with the Order.


PART 1 - Existing line of Footpath

From a point marked A on the Order Map (Grid Reference SX 8304 8097) the path proceeds in a generally easterly direction to point B (Grid Reference SX 8309 8097).

PART 2 - New line of Footpath

From the point marked C on the Order Map (Grid Ref SX 8304 8094) the path proceeds in a generally north-easterly direction to point B (Grid Ref SX 8309 8097).

PART 3 - Limitations and Conditions

A hand gate conforming to British Standard 5709:2018 at point C (Grid Reference SX 8304 8094).

If you require a copy of the Order in an alternative format please email or telephone 01626 832093.