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Byways open to all traffic

Byways open to all traffic (often referred to as BOAT) are used by walkers, horse riders, pedal cyclists, motorcyclists, horse-drawn carriages and motor vehicles.

Byways in Bedford Borough overview map (PDF) shows you where they are.

Byways restrictions

See our Restrictions to byways (PDF) as a quick guide or see the table below.

Please refer to current temporary closures for any temporary restrictions that may be in place.
 

Lane Name

Status

Brownage Lane - Knotting and Souldrop 40 (Dead End)

Cross End Lane - Thurleigh 49

Dawes Field Lane - Ravensden 61

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars 1 October to 30 April

Donkey Lane - Bolnhurst and Keysoe 53; Little Staughton 22

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 31 March

Farndish Road - Podington 3; UC279

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and motorbikes 1 October to 30 April

Forty Foot Lane section 1 - Dungee to Forty Acre Wood

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 31 March

Forty Foot Lane section 2 - Plain Pond to Souldrop SP 9781 6254

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 31 March

Forty Foot Lane section 3 - Souldrop SP 9803 6268 to A6

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 31 March

Galsey Lane - Riseley 9

Hangman's Lane - Bolnhurst and Keysoe 68

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and motorbikes 1 October to 30 April

Hargrave Road - Dean and Shelton D26

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars 1 October to 30 April

Mill Lane - Stevington 26

Newton Lane - Knotting and Souldrop 8; Melchbourne and Yielden Y8; UC286

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and motorbikes 1 October to 30 April

Park End Lane - Thurleigh 12

Sandye Lane - Dean and Shelton D25; Pertenhall 23; Swineshead 7 and 8

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars and motorbikes 1 October to 30 April

Scott's Street - Little Staughton 9

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars, motorbikes and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 30 April

White Lane - Odell 2

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars, motorbikes and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 30 April

Yelnow Lane - Odell 4

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars, motorbikes and horse-drawn vehicles 1 October to 30 April

Yielden to Shelton Road - Dean and Shelton S15; Melchbourne and Yielden Y15

Traffic Regulation Order bans cars 1 October to 30 April