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GLASS is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way. We are a not for profit association dedicated to driving, protecting and researching our unique heritage of unsurfaced public highways. We promote legal and responsible driving as a way of enjoying the countryside and campaign against irresponsible use.

 Glass offers its members access to information and advice, a quarterly magazine and full access to our comprehensive on-line database of rights of way in Great Britain. We also have a network of local representatives who hold regular meetings and can offer local knowledge to our members.

 


GLASS LEGAL / TRO Fighting Fund Appeal

GLASS is appealing to both members and non-members to make donations to the above Fighting Fund. The Fund is in support of any legal action that we may need to take against any threats to our continued use of Unsurfaced Rights of Way (Green Lanes) in the UK.

The recent decision in a Magistrate Court resulted in £20,000 costs being awarded against the person bringing the action which if upheld would bring to an end any member of the public's ability to bring Councils to book over lanes that have fallen into disrepair. Whilst a Magistrate Court does not set precedence the fear of £20,000 costs would leave Councils with a free hand.

Due to this decision alone many Order Making Authorities may rethink their strategies with regard to Motor Vehicles in the Countryside. We will continue to contest any further unreasonable TROs proposed elsewhere as well as misuse of the TRO process. 

GLASS TRO Fighting Fund donation page on the GLASS Shop  
All money donated will go to fighting this case, in the event that we raise more money than needed the surplus will be held separately and will only be used for future legal actions taken in the support of laning.

For more information visit this page

An update as of 25/02/2013 is available here

Update as of  20/03/2013 is available here

Update as of 23/03/2013 is available here

Voluntary Restraint on Roych Clough PDF Print E-mail

Voluntary Restraint on Roych Clough

All users are requested to follow the terms of the Voluntary Restraint agreed on Roych Clough.

The main condition is that all recreational users travel from East to West.

On the map this means users are NOT to start from the A624 from Chapel-en-le-Frith, turning onto the yellow road at New Smithy and passing through Beet Farm. That is the incorrect route.

Rather, users should start from the yellow road along Rushup Edge, that runs between the A6187 at Castleton to the A6 near Chapel-en-le-Frith.

The reason for specifying this direction of travel is so that users avoid an uphill traverse of the present step section of the route. This ensures that less competent vehicle users do not have to drive on adjacent land to avoid this Obstruction until such time as a repair can be arranged.

The full VR request can be found at http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/vehicles-news-feb11.pdf


On Trailwise, Roych Clough is covered in three sections, to travel in the preferred direction you should tackle them in the order SK0783-02 (http://www.trailwise.org.uk/do_quickfind.php?uid=SK0783-02 ),

then SK0783-01 (http://www.trailwise.org.uk/do_quickfind.php?uid=SK0783-01 ),

then SK0684-02 (http://www.trailwise.org.uk/do_quickfind.php?uid=SK0684-02 ).

Note that the nominal Start and End designations of each section follow the normal Trailwise convention, and happen to be reversed with respect to this VR. To observe the VR, please ignore the Start End terminology, follow the sections in the order given, travelling each section in the reverse direction (End to Start).

Voluntary Restraints of motorised use are agreed by LARA (Land Access & Recreation Association) set up to represent motor sport and recreation.

The VR scheme is described here (http://www.laragb.org/pages/vr.html ).
 
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