The National Park Authority imposed full-time Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) on the routes following consultation.
Jon Avison, the YDNPA’s Head of Park Management, said: “This is a milestone decision for the National Park Authority. For many years the Authority has been concerned about the effects of recreational motor vehicle use on a number of routes in the National Park.
“New legislation has made it possible for us to apply TROs to eight of these routes. The application of these orders will help to preserve the peace and tranquillity of the National Park and enhance the enjoyment of other users.”
Under new powers that came into force on 1 October last year, national park authorities are now able to impose TROs themselves instead of having to ask the local highways authorities to do it. This is the first time that the YDNPA has used its new powers. The closure will be up for review in five years.
The eight routes that will be closed to recreational motor vehicles are:
Street Gate to Arncliffe Cote
Harber Scar Lane
Cam High Road (Far Gearstones to Cam Houses)
Old Ing to Cam End (Ling Gill)
Horton Scar Lane / Foxup Road.