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Access restrictions

Temporary closures

There are occasions when a public right of way may need to be temporarily closed for a period, for example to allow restoration works, or for reasons of public safety. These temporary closures are advertised in the local press covering the area of the closure and also on site. The period of closure and the alternative routes which are currently in force are indicated on the site notices and maps.

Temporary closure Middleton - 2 June to 1 December 2017

Fisherman's Bridge

Fisherman's bridge which crosses the River Lune north of Sedbergh has been badly damaged by flooding. No through route is possible on the footpath between grid references SD 6282 9445 and SD 6285 9445.

Emergency closures

When public rights of way are found to be in a condition which is dangerous for the public, an emergency closure may be put into operation immediately on that section of route for a maximum of 21 days either to enable it to be put back into repair, or to make a temporary closure for a longer period. These closures are advertised on site. The period of closure and the alternative routes which are currently in force are indicated on the site notices and maps which can be accessed by following the links below.

Open Access land restrictions

For restrictions or closures of open access land, please take a look at Natural England's mapping page.Please note:

Barden Moor and Barden Fell open access areas will be closed for shooting on a number of dates. In October 2017 the dates are: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 31st. Popular walks to the Valley of Desolation, Simon’s Seat and Rocking Hall will normally be closed on these dates.

Permanent traffic regulation orders

There are a number of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that are currently in place for the Yorkshire Dales National Park to restrict the use of recreational motor vehicles on 'green lanes'.

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