Walking in Cressbrook Dale

Feeling that you are being prevented from walking in Cressbrook Dale?....

The Ramblers Association have advised us that being denied access to public footpaths and public land - either directly through locks and gates or by being challenged in person or indirectly through unfriendly signage or the presence of security cameras - is very poorly regarded by Access Management teams and may be illegal.

We have been encouraged to make a record of any such instances so that they can be presented to Derbyshire County Council Public Rights Of Way team if necessary.

If at any point you feel that you have been prevented, for any reason at all, from walking in the dale then we suggest you make a record of it.

Please record;

- The date

- The approximate OS map Grid Reference

- The circumstances

We have provided some handy Grid References on the diagram below.

If you live locally then either keep your record until we ask for it or pass it on to a member of the team to collate. If you live further afield then we suggest you post your account directly to the Highways team at ...

PROW / Highways Department

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall


Derbyshire DE4 3AG

There is also an on-line contact form that you can use here...

Or you can register your concerns online using their mapping portal, which is accessed from the Rights Of Way page here ....

Some handy OS Grid References for points in Cressbrook Dale

And don't forget, when you see this symbol it means that you are entering Access Land. You can walk anywhere you like on Access Land.

And here's a handy link to the Peak District National Park Authority's page on using Access Land in the Peak District