Green Laning report

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Re: Green Laning report

Post by Ascender » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:47 pm

ZedLeg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Ascender wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:20 pm
This looks like an absolute blast and I genuinely never knew it was even a thing. Top way to spend the weekend!
It's harder to organise up here as you need land owner permission to use the lanes, there are clubs that do it though.
I did wonder about that, will have to do a google. I wasn't sure exactly how far the "right of way" thing would translate - i.e. walking, running, biking is fine.... but 4x4s?!

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Re: Green Laning report

Post by Orange Cola » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:59 pm

Simon, I went and did a days driving here www.kankku.co.uk which I think you’d be interested in. They supply the cars, all of which have been modified properly plus a guide. You go about the Lakes driving the green lanes to get to places which are pretty inaccessible and have great views.

It’s not easy terrain either, we had a number of wading points and a lot of “it’ll never get up that” rock crawl moments but the guide was very good and showed us how to drive the cars over the terrain to get there. Although the cars are modified to be capable the emphasis is on the drivers skill to get the most out the car and ultimately go places where others with all the gear and no idea have failed to get to (we heard a couple of amusing stories in there when we asked). They’re also very good at letting you drive properly, left foot braking where required, getting the car positioned right, no worries about paint work against the foliage or wearing the brakes out, no signing your life away with additional insurances at the start of the day either. Just some genuine and friendly off road guys who love doing what they do. The trails are quite challenging too, which makes you glad you’re in someone else car in a way, plus they’re well up on green lanes and the more subtle things which go with them.

We can’t wait to go back, best driving experience I’ve ever done 8-)
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Re: Green Laning report

Post by Jobbo » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:22 pm

That looks good - and I was expecting mad prices but they aren’t that bad. Shame it’s such a long trek up there.

Whitecliff in the Forest of Dean is great too.

Currently trying to arrange a day out where Choo can open the gates 😄
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Re: Green Laning report

Post by Orange Cola » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:22 am

We’ve headed up here on holiday distance wasn’t an issue for us in the end, it was recommended to me by some family members who live in the area some years back so definitely one to bear in mind for future. Prices are reasonable considering the high standard of kit you get to drive freely, I would quite like to do a two day one with camping and friends if that’s ever available, we found the five hours we did (plus an hour stop for a pub lunch) to be about the most you’d want to do as you’re knackered after that.

My other half was dubious about it at first but I think she enjoyed it as much as me once she saw the first trail which started out a technical rock crawl section.
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Re: Green Laning report

Post by Jobbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:29 pm

Excellent day of laning yesterday round Worcestershire and just into Herefordshire. Quite different to my Cotswolds excursions; the ground doesn’t drain so well and it’s actually a bit more hilly to the west of the River Severn.

Defeated by one muddy climb due to tyres (finally decided to get the chunky A/Ts for the spare wheels now, having not previously been sure I needed them). Fortunately the difficult lane is close to my friend’s house so we can try that again easily.

We did manage a couple of shorter similar muddy hill climbs with the benefit of some momentum though. And we forded quite a few rivers. The first was the deepest:


Enjoying the Vitara; it’s even fun to drive on the road between lanes 😃

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Re: Green Laning report

Post by 240PP » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:04 pm

As impressive as the video is, was there any need for the cameraman to be wanking?

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