Off Road Green Lanes Trails Suggestions

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Jdring
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There are not so many off road options these days and green lanes are reducing.  Bridleways are normally (not always) non motorised.

The are many posts all over GWOA for previous trips and suggestion.  I am just adding a very small one here which I came across this weekend:

Near Brockenborough, Tetbury.  Get there from the B4040.

Grid Ref:  51.61107, -2.13124

Its a narrow wooded track to a ford crossing the Tetbury Avon.  Its a double crossing with a shallow ridge in the middle but the depth is a good 2 feet (in old money). There is space to turn around at the ford!  And a footpath the the other side.

I was out for the day not for off roading, so I didn't go through :(  I am sure it would have been fine, but my rule of 4x4 is have a backup plan (e.g. winch or another car).

Theres a great Pizza-Pub-Restaurant, the Cat and Custard, in Shipton Moyne up the road,

Anyone know it, or suggest other green lanes, anywhere?

 

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Re: Off Road Green Lanes Trails Suggestions
Just back from a very enjoyable weekend with Protrax in Wales. A worthwhile introduction.
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Re: Off Road Green Lanes Trails Suggestions

Nick123 wrote:
Just back from a very enjoyable weekend with Protrax in Wales. A worthwhile introduction.

You mean these folks: https://www.protraxoverlandadventures.co.uk/ 

Looks like some great variety and levels.  Thanks for the find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That's it. Headed by the legendary Vince Cobley.
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Re: Off Road Green Lanes Trails Suggestions

I had a 4x4 experience at MB Brooklands track and have to say it was worth the hour, but it's really only the basics.  Good to do in a 2019 463 and see the traction control and electro lockers at work.

It wasn't obvious to me that you have to lock the centre diff before you lock the rear, and then the front.  Because in the 460 you just have the plain front and rear lockers as you need them.

It would be much better in the wet since any G almost idles around that track without any problems.  Just 3 main obstables where you need the locks.  Low range helps a lot even over the simple stuff and keep the progress at a steady rate.

There is a concrete ditch there which just about maxes out the full extension and provides the max sideways tilt you'd ever want to do.

They had a fleet of 10 Gs there. A selection of G350d and G400 (I didn't think to check if they had any petrol or G63s).   The newer 463As are visibly a little higher and wider (and rounded).

 

 

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If you don't mind travelling a bit then the Salisbury plains are worth exploring. You can really travel a fair few miles with some technical parts. If you don't want to upset your paintwork then there is a lot that can be done without worrying about the dreaded pinstriping.