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.

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 Bridleway No. 8 (Dartmoor Forest)

Effective from 1 October 2021 for forestry works for up to 6 months or until the works are completed, whichever is sooner.  An alternative route is available to use.

Order  (PDF)

Order Plan (PDF)

Public Footpath No. 16 (Ashburton)

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 Footpath
No. 16 (Ashburton) from Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SX 7653 7089 to
SX 7652 7123. A temporary alternative route will be provided via Place Lane which is shown on the proposed order.

This restriction is necessary whilst engineering works are undertaken and the closure will be in operation only when appropriate traffic signs are displayed.

If made, the proposed order will come into force on 14 March 2022 for a maximum of 6 months or on completion of the works, whichever is sooner.

Proposed Order:

The Dartmoor National Park Authority
(Footpath No. 16 Ashburton)
(Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order 2022

1.Dartmoor National Park Authority makes this Order in exercise of its powers under section 22BB(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as applied by the National Park Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure)(England) Regulations 2007.
2.The Order shall come into operation on 14 March 2022 for a period of 6 months or until the works which it is proposed to carry out have been completed, whichever is the sooner.
3.The restriction specified will only have effect at such times and to such extent as indicated by the display of notices.
4.The duration of the Order can be extended with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport.
5.While the Order is in operation no person shall proceed along Footpath No.16 (Ashburton) from Grid Reference SX 7653 7089 to SX 7652 7123 during such times as the appropriate traffic signs are displayed.
6.An alternative route has been provided as indicated on the Order Plan.
7.In this order ‘traffic sign’ means any sign or notice erected on the Footpath by the Authority pursuant to section 64 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Public Rights of Way Diversion Orders

Footpath No. 16 (Ashburton) Public Path Diversion Order 2021

The above Order made on 19 August 2021 under section 257 Town & Country Planning Act 1990 will divert part of the above  public footpath.

Public Path Diversion Order

Order Plan

Statement of Reasons

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 16 September 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.

If you require a copy of the Order in an alternative format please email recreation@dartmoor.go.uk or telephone 01626 832093.

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

Status:   Awaiting confirmation as an unopposed Order.