It is sometimes necessary to temporarily close or permanently restrict the use of a right of way.  This may be due to a safety issue, to protect the surface from serious damage, for an event such as a village fete, or while maintenance work is being done.

Permanent and seasonal restrictions

Cambridgeshire has nearly 10% of the byway mileage in England. Some are subject to Traffic Regulation Orders.pdf (TROs), which restrict some recreational motor use to protect vulnerable surfaces, either throughout the year or by season and may be extended in especially wet conditions.

A list of current TROs can be viewed below:

Ashwell Street, Littlington and Steeple Morden

Size: 1.03 MB File format: pdf

Balsham, Linton and West Wickham

Size: 1.79 MB File format: pdf

Blind Lane, Sawtry 1988

Size: 689.04 KB File format: pdf

Blind Lane, Sawtry 1987

Size: 1.59 MB File format: pdf

Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck

Size: 1.12 MB File format: pdf

Bourne and Kingston

Size: 1.64 MB File format: pdf

Bridle Road, Houghton

Size: 1.16 MB File format: pdf

Byway 7 St Neots

Size: 1.53 MB File format: pdf

Byway 11 Littlington

Size: 989.82 KB File format: pdf

Byway at Catworth

Size: 1.33 MB File format: pdf

Byways Milton, Impington and Landbeach

Size: 2.39 MB File format: pdf

Byways Catworth, Eastworth and Ellington

Size: 1.40 MB File format: pdf

Byways Haddenham and Wilburton

Size: 3.16 MB File format: pdf

Carlton and Weston Colville

Size: 1.54 MB File format: pdf


Size: 465.07 KB File format: pdf

Coveney and Witcham

Size: 125.46 KB File format: pdf

Fodder Den Drove and Shaws Drove, Wicken

Size: 1.10 MB File format: pdf

Great Gidding Byway

Size: 1.59 MB File format: pdf

Great Gidding and Little Gidding

Size: 411.95 KB File format: pdf

Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Bottisham

Size: 1.16 MB File format: pdf

Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden

Size: 1.57 MB File format: pdf

Haslingfield Byway

Size: 1.04 MB File format: pdf

Haycroft Lane, Burwell

Size: 1.60 MB File format: pdf


Size: 411.96 KB File format: pdf

Ickleton, Hinxton and Great Chesterford

Size: 1.54 MB File format: pdf

Little Downham Byway

Size: 133.29 KB File format: pdf

Longstowe Byway

Size: 111.73 KB File format: pdf

Soham Byway

Size: 123.09 KB File format: pdf

Stapleford, Cambridge and Fulbourn byway

Size: 634.38 KB File format: pdf

Weirs Drove, Burwell

Size: 1.08 MB File format: pdf

Temporary restrictions

It can become necessary to temporarily close public rights of way.  In these cases, suitable diversion signs should be provided to direct you around the closure.

Voluntary restraints

When the surface of a right of way has been damaged, often by motor vehicle use, a ‘voluntary restraint’ may be used. This consists of placing notices on site, asking motor vehicles not to use the route while the route recovers or improvement works are carried out.

Adhering to voluntary restraints allow a right of way to return to a state where it becomes suitable for motor use again, without the need for implementing a temporary or permanent TRO, which may require physical barriers to prevent use.

Route that currently benefit from voluntary restraints: Glatton Byway 6 following improvement works.

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