Rights of way

Temporary rights of way closures

Rights of way can be temporarily closed to safeguard users when there are works being carried out in the vicinity of the path or following surface damage. These orders can last for up to 6 months and may be extended further at the discretion of the Secretary of State. The links below contain information on how to apply for a temporary closure and the costs involved.

Apply for a temporary closure

You can apply online for a Temporary Closure Order.

If you are unable to apply online for a Temporary Closure Order, please download the application form (PDF) to apply for a temporary closure order and once completed send it to rightsofway@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

We need at least 6 weeks notice of the start date of the planned works. If the notice is shorter than that then the fees payable will rise. The path is closed under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The Temporary Closure Orders are advertised twice and site notices are erected detailing the path to be closed and any alternative route. These notices must remain visible throughout the closure period.

Listed below are the current temporary rights of way closures. To view a map (PDF) and the public notice (PDF) for each closure, click on the relevant link.

Closures

Biggleswade Footpath No. 16 and Bridleway No. 11

Closure of Footpath No. 16 and Bridleway No. 11. Closure is required to provide a safe working area to construct a footbridge over a railway track. Closure until 28 February 2023.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 21

Closure to enable bank repair works. Closure ends 31 December 2022.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 24

Closure of Bridleway No. 24. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure until 6 July 2023.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 24

Closure of Footpath No. 24. Closure is required to enable building works and earthworks. Closure until 22 April 2023.

Biggleswade Footpath No. 39

Closure of Footpath No. 39. Closure is required to enable the construction of a new foul sewer. Closure until 28 February 2023.

Biggleswade Bridleway No. 58

Closure of Bridleway No. 58. Closure is required to enable construction works to take place. Closure until 21 May 2023.

Caddington Footpath No. A8

Temporary closure due to the footpath being unsafe for pedestrians. Closure ends 26 July 2023.

Caddington Footpath No. A16

Temporary closure to enable major drainage and surfacing works to take place. Closure ends 9 December 2022.

Edworth Byway Open to all Traffic No. 9 and Dunton Byway Open to all Traffic No. 18

Seasonal restriction on BOAT. From 1 October and 30 April inclusive each year. Please note that the Byway may be closed due to inclement weather from time to time.

Flitwick Footpath No. 15

Temporary closure to enable tree works. Closure ends 29 January 2023.

Houghton Regis Footpaths Nos. 40, A7, 57, 16, 4, 11 and 13

Closure to enable construction works to be carried out in safety. Closure ends 15 September 2023.

Langford Bridleway No. 4

Closure of Bridleway No. 4. Closure is required to enable development works. Closure until 23 December 2022.

Leighton Buzzard Footpath No. 68

Closure due to it being a dangerous location for the public as there is no footbridge. Closure ends 31 July 2024.

Maulden Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable safe work on the path. Closure ends 6 March 2023.

Meppershall Footpath No. 15

Closure to enable repairs to the riverbank. Closure ends 8 December 2022.

Millbrook Footpath Nos. 8 and 12 and Ampthill No. 11

Temporary closure to enable works on the public rights of way network. Closure ends 27 December 2022.

Old Warden Bridleway No. 3

Temporary closure to ensure bridge is unused until repaired. Closure ends 11 July 2023.

Potton Footpath No. 12

Closure to enable quarry works. Closure ends 3 November 2023.

Sandy and Moggerhanger, National Cycle Route 51

Temporary closure to enable surface improvement works. Closure ends 14 November 2022.

Stotfold Footpath No. 7

Closure of Footpath No. 7. Closure is required to enable Construction Works. Closure until 5 March 2023.

Studham Permissive Cycleway No.38 (Studham Lane)

Closure ends 16 January 2023.

Woburn Footpath Nos. 7, 10 and 34

Temporary closure to enable filming. Closure ends 19 January 2023.