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24 Nov 2018 12:20 #198092 by paradox1001
Do we have any members in North Yorkshire that go green laning?

I’m keen to give it ago but being a novice I don’t fancy heading out on my own.

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24 Nov 2018 13:40 #198097 by maverick
I suggest you joing GLASS and/or All Terrain UK and go out legally with like-minded Laners

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24 Nov 2018 18:41 #198113 by Lambert
I would happily have lead a trip but it's been such a long time that I was last out, my local knowledge of what is legally and physically passable is next to useless. A tarmac run to heat you're brakes up, that I can do.

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25 Nov 2018 10:15 #198125 by paradox1001
Do you know of any pay n play sites locally lambert?

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25 Nov 2018 11:25 #198127 by Lambert
Parkwood aka tong. Not massive area but lots of variety. Just outside Bradford.

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25 Nov 2018 13:46 #198130 by paradox1001
Cheers lambert I’ll have a google.

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25 Nov 2018 15:10 #198139 by paradox1001
Looking at their rules I have to sign a disclaimer saying I’ve off roaded before and I know what to do when a hill climb fails.

Looks like I need some off-road instruction before I think about anything else.

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25 Nov 2018 15:46 #198141 by Lambert
When were you looking at going, I'd be happy to offer some basic friendly tuition if you wanted?

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25 Nov 2018 18:30 #198152 by paradox1001
That’s a very kind offer lambert
I’m in no rush
It’s just I’ve not used the jimny off road
Only gravel surfaced tracks and a bit of a rough lane to get to a campsite in the lakes,across grass fields etc

I drove it lots in the snow we had at the beginning of the year and it was great we wouldn’t have been able to get out of the village without it some of the days.

I’d just like to have a go at some off-roading that’s not too extreme
It seems daft to have a quite capable 4x4 but not use it off road.
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25 Nov 2018 19:35 #198159 by Lambert
I'm fairly busy now on a weekend till new year but we could do something in January if you wanted to?

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25 Nov 2018 19:55 #198161 by paradox1001
That would be great lambert

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26 Nov 2018 18:09 #198188 by Riccy
Worth having a look at one of the organised tours (either by paying for them or joining GLASS/ATUK as Maverick says) and tagging along. They are great as a nice introduction to green-laning. GLASS has just got the new Trailwise2 going and thats really useful for finding lanes on your doorstep, but you do need to check with the council site to see if its legally open/driveable ;-) GLASS & ATUK also have regular tag-along tours with their reps which are a great introduction to lanes and meeting folk.

Pay & Play sites tend to end up with vehicle damage, wear as these guided tours or tag-along tours are gentle and avoid damaging anything serious :laugh: I have done a day out with Kielder mountain rescue (Kielder safari on facebook) last year that only cost £60 with a free fry-up and for the mountain rescue charity. Pretty good, some muddy/boggy stuff and loads of great views. Well organised and no problems. Theres others like Trails and Tracks who do Yorkshire/Durham/Northumberland tours (but it'll hurt your wallet!).

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