Public footpath closures and diversions

1. Marple

Footpath 62

We've made an order under section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.

We consider it necessary to to temporarily close Footpath 62 Marple for 600 metres between the entrance to Dale Farm and the Connect 2 bridge at Chadkirk. Traffic signs to that effect are in place on or near the public footpath.

This order is necessary as it's dangerous to the public due to collapse of the river bank.

Alternative routes will be provided via:

  • public footpath 62 Marple southwards, until it meets public footpath 64 Marple generally eastwards, until it meets Marple Hall Drive and continuing south eastwards to Mandalay Gardens continuing to Flagg Wood Avenue, then north eastwards to Walton Drive continuing south eastwards to Marsland Road, and then north before turning eastwards to meet Kingsbridge Close continuing to Dale Lane

This order is to come into operation on the 30 May 2023 and will have effect for 6 months. If all necessary works are completed within a shorter period, this Order shall cease to have effect at the end of that shorter period.

The reference number for this order is ZLA/2970900.

Footpath 215A

We've made an order under Section 14 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.

We'll temporarily close footpath 215A, Marple, the Peak Forest canal towpath, between locks 6 and 7.

This order is necessary to allow for an emergency investigation to determine issues with the lock.

This order comes into operation on 11 January 2024 for 6 months, unless work finishes sooner. The reference number for this order is ZLA/3178.

Diversion route:

  • the road on the opposite (western) bank of the canal via the footbridges

You can download a copy of the map below:

Diversion map for footpath 215A in Marple

PDF, 219 KB

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For more information, you can view the Public Rights of Way pages.