… but not what most folks usually associate with the term, an off-road route for motorbikes and 4wd vehicles.
Actually, the term ‘green lane’ has no legal significance. An unsurfaced route for vehicles would be a ‘byway open to all traffic’ or a BOAT. This is, in fact, a Public Bridleway providing access rights for walkers, horseriders, and cyclists only from Little Fryup Dale on to The Heads. It’s recorded on the North York Moors Historic Environment Map as a ‘Post-medieval trackway’.
In reality, the greenness is deceptive, the lane was a linear marsh. There was a lot of rain yesterday and overnight. The greenness is also surprising due to its closeness to the Yorkshire Cycle Hub. It feels as though the lane doesn’t get much traffic.