Greenlaning

There is undoubtedly an interest in Green Laning, not surprising really when you consider the vehicles we covet and cherish. This forum is here for discussion of routes, contemporary issues and the social side of things. Anyone not playing nice will have their tyres let down.

Moderators: jeff foster, Colin Voss (admin), mark sansom, Henry James (Moderator), Ian Kilkenny (Moderator)

Greenlaning

Postby Mike O'Connor » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi all.

I'm very aware that a number of you out there use your vehicles for greenlaning rather than shows. Well I'm your rep on the committee, got volunteered because I do both (Mad fool, has to keep covering the scratches!). I've been laning for quite a few years. So what do you think about us perhaps having a discussion section and maybe providing advice for your local areas and perhaps getting into groups sometimes?

Would be good to hear from you, so I'm not banging on to no point!

Mike O'Connor
Wading kit/winterised 110 12/24 Ex 59 Independent Marine Commando Royal Engineers and yes it gets used greenlaning as well as at shows. Though not as often as I'd like.
Mike O'Connor
Pte Godfrey
Pte Godfrey
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:55 pm
Location: Northampton

Postby Knuckles » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Sounds like a great idea to me, I'm always looking for new areas to go to, either off roading or greenlaning.

Cheers, I look forwards to contributing

Dave
Knuckles
"Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond"
User avatar
Knuckles
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Manchester

Postby ugly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:12 pm

Never done any, yet, but would be interested, afterall thats what a LR is for.
ugly
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 1:55 pm

Postby mistericeman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:27 pm

Sounds like a plan mate .....This was us last weekend ... 8)

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby mistericeman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:42 pm

That last one is the Mrs driving .....NOT me by the way :wink:
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby mikeffr » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:52 pm

Sounds like a good thing.
After all do not want the 4 wheel drive dying of boredom
Will try anything once

Mike
User avatar
mikeffr
Cpt Mainwairing
Cpt Mainwairing
 
Posts: 1901
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:34 pm
Location: Chesham, Bucks

Postby owenmi01 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:49 pm

I would certainly be interested in greenlaning in and around the Manchester/ Oldham area and a convoy is always a safer option

cheers

Mike
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Postby johnhughes » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:19 pm

now thats dedication; laning with a sankey in tow! i thought only i was mad enough to do it. Not so good if you get stuck and can't reverse but so much fun as you need to think your routes and approaches to holes etc so much more.


j
Seriously Series!
User avatar
johnhughes
Cpt Mainwairing
Cpt Mainwairing
 
Posts: 1850
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:49 am
Location: Norn Ireland

Postby mistericeman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:37 pm

johnhughes wrote:now thats dedication; laning with a sankey in tow! i thought only i was mad enough to do it. Not so good if you get stuck and can't reverse but so much fun as you need to think your routes and approaches to holes etc so much more.


j


Laning with the Sankey is the future ...(apart from on our Xmas trip where i got caught out with a fully loaded (cooking gear etc )Sankey ...needed a slight ....cough tow upwards ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNwAR8L4Kzg
<iframe></iframe>

Bloody SAT's :twisted:

Image

Image

Tilt on the Sankey has gone now though in favour of the "proper" Sankey cover that the Mrs bought me for xmas 8) 8)
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby Knuckles » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Great pictures, greenlaning with sankey's really is the future!! - Loved the tilt as well, good idea for camping me thinks?

Greenlaning around Manchester and Oldham etc would be good for me too, there's an Austin Champ club that I sometimes tag along with around Oldham and Saddleworth, some good routes too.

Dave
Knuckles
"Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond"
User avatar
Knuckles
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Manchester

Postby mistericeman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:25 pm

Knuckles wrote:Great pictures, greenlaning with sankey's really is the future!! - Loved the tilt as well, good idea for camping me thinks?

Greenlaning around Manchester and Oldham etc would be good for me too, there's an Austin Champ club that I sometimes tag along with around Oldham and Saddleworth, some good routes too.

Dave


You'll be familiar with Johnpirate and his Champ then from over chadderlamabhad/Oldhamastahn ???
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby Knuckles » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:46 am

Yes, everyone seems to know the 'Pirate' :D

That's who I went greenlaning with over xmas, real good fun!
Knuckles
"Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond"
User avatar
Knuckles
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Manchester

Postby owenmi01 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:52 am

I am fairly new to the Oldham & Saddleworth area and still finding my way around but would be very interested in tagging along with some other guys and the Champs would be an interesting group to get to know i am sure..

Do the champ guys have a web site or a forum at all?

cheers

Mike
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Postby Mike O'Connor » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:18 pm

Wow that was a response! Love the photos of laning with the Sankey, hardly tried it with mine. We're was that it looks great! By the way I'm based in Northants part of the land of the seasonal closures and clay but can advise on the area.

Re Oldham and saddleworth we have a couple of members in the Paek and Dukeries Club, they get around and will know the area will try and contact them.

I'll also badger about a Greenlaning discussion link.
Wading kit/winterised 110 12/24 Ex 59 Independent Marine Commando Royal Engineers and yes it gets used greenlaning as well as at shows. Though not as often as I'd like.
Mike O'Connor
Pte Godfrey
Pte Godfrey
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:55 pm
Location: Northampton

Postby Knuckles » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi Mike, see the link below for the Champ club;

http://www.austinchamp.com/

I'll send you a PM next time we plan to go out and perhaps we can all meet up. Better still, if a greenlaning forum gets set-up I'll post on there.

Cheers

Dave
Knuckles
"Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond"
User avatar
Knuckles
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Manchester

Postby owenmi01 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:28 pm

Thanks Dave appreciate it...

Will definitely be up for a trip out if i am not otherwise engaged....

cheers

Mike
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Postby mistericeman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:59 am

Mike O'Connor wrote:Wow that was a response! Love the photos of laning with the Sankey, hardly tried it with mine. We're was that it looks great! By the way I'm based in Northants part of the land of the seasonal closures and clay but can advise on the area.

Re Oldham and saddleworth we have a couple of members in the Paek and Dukeries Club, they get around and will know the area will try and contact them.

I'll also badger about a Greenlaning discussion link.


First few were out in the peak district round Buxton/Chinley

Last ones were on our Xmas do ...heading up to a disused gold mine (we do a bit of mine exploring too :wink:) not far from Trawsfyndd in north Wales
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby nickffr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:36 pm

:) :)

Just to comment on the sankey trailer tilt

very impressive and food for thought once I have finished restoring mine!


regards

Nick
72 KJ 88
Defender Winterised 110
member http://www.callsignalpha.co.uk
" Regnum Defende "
User avatar
nickffr
Cpt Mainwairing
Cpt Mainwairing
 
Posts: 2230
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 6:05 pm
Location: Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire

Postby mistericeman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:01 pm

A clip of us (though i hadn't got the 109 at this point) in Wales Guy in the LWT sans doors/roof etc is Phil from over on OLLR ....

We spent the weekend out in North Wales and wild camped up at the lost lake ...Happy days that trip was ,though i was glad i had a roof when the rain came down :lol: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhP9r2C2Lgk

(I'd embed the clickable link but don't seem to be able to on here ???
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby VinnyLWT » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:39 pm

Not be out done, Mr Rice Man...

[img][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3551839462_e13bcabc1b_z.jpg[/img]
DSC_0386 by StVinny, on Flickr[/img]

[img][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3551846740_e784b02c2b_z.jpg[/img]
DSC_0388 by StVinny, on Flickr[/img]

Need to get the sankey painted now to match "Elmer"
Lightweight My A@#E

1975 S111 Lwt "Elmer"
User avatar
VinnyLWT
Pte Pike
Pte Pike
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:51 pm
Location: "9D" Buxton

Postby tom.tom » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:10 pm

Hi Folks

First of all excellent pics!!

I too would be very interested in doing a few lanes around the Oldham and Saddleworth area. If there is any room, could I "tag along" if pos please?

Thanks and regards

Tom
User avatar
tom.tom
Pte Godfrey
Pte Godfrey
 
Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:28 pm

Postby owenmi01 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:21 pm

Excellent pictures by the way !

Tom,

It sounds like you are close by...do you get along to the Saddleworth show at all...

Perhapswe can compare vehicles some time...

cheers

Mike
Land Rover 90 FFR

76 KF 72
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Scottish "Green Lanes"

Postby genem » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:41 pm

One thing I miss since moving to Scotland 20 years ago - proper greenlaning. Almost no legal off-road routes up here, pretty much everything is controlled by big estates or forestry.

The SLROC does organise "Green Road Runs" but they tend to be 30 + vehicle convoys on otherwise padlocked estate roads. Superb scenery and some long routes - 10 miles plus - but few of the "natural hazards" that you can find when picking byways off the map down south. Scenic Drive rather than greenlaning englandshire style .
Lightweight FFR
57 FK 66 ( Ex 36 Hy AD Regt RA and 10 Regt RCT)
Wide Track Sankey
genem
Cpt Mainwairing
Cpt Mainwairing
 
Posts: 721
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:17 pm
Location: Perthshire

Postby timberwolf » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:10 am

Another member here from the Oldham/saddleworth area. I would be interested in meeting up and greenlaning too! :D
timberwolf
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 am

Postby owenmi01 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Sounds like we may be able to get a nice little gathering of people in the Oldham area then...

Trouble is i am very much a stranger to the area especially when it comes to greenlanes...

I do know of the 4x4 place at whitworth but thats very much a true off road pay& play location...

anyone fancy organising a local meet sometime who knows the area better than i?

cheers

Mike
Land Rover 90 FFR

76 KF 72
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Postby tom.tom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:52 pm

owenmi01 wrote:Excellent pictures by the way !

Tom,

It sounds like you are close by...do you get along to the Saddleworth show at all...

Perhapswe can compare vehicles some time...

cheers

Mike



Hi Mike

Iam not that close to Saddleworth, but I am based in the north west.

What truck do you have btw?

Regards

Tom
User avatar
tom.tom
Pte Godfrey
Pte Godfrey
 
Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:28 pm

Postby owenmi01 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Hi Tom,

I am a very new owner of a Land rover 90 FFR what about you?
Land Rover 90 FFR

76 KF 72
owenmi01
Pte Fraser
Pte Fraser
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Postby mistericeman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:13 pm

To be honest folks if you are Oldhamabad based then the best bet is the Peak district ...

Not far away and some stunning scenery to be had 8) 8)
mistericeman
Cpl Jones
Cpl Jones
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 am
Location: Stab city ....not far from oldhamabad

Postby tom.tom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Hi Mike

Congrats and hope you enjoy ur truck!

Mines an ex RM 110 wet & Windy :)
User avatar
tom.tom
Pte Godfrey
Pte Godfrey
 
Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:28 pm

Postby timberwolf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:18 pm

Is anyone here a member of glass and could point us in the right direction? I think there are some lanes in Holmfirth etc? Is there not a good long one entering Derbyshire from the Ladybower reservoir? If there are 3 or 4 of us we should be ok in case of any mechanical upsets?
timberwolf
Pte Walker
Pte Walker
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 am

Next

Return to Green Laning

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Hosting and Design by Webdesigna Ltd