What is Greenlaning?
Green Laning is the practice of utilising the country’s network of largely unsurfaced, legal rights of way (byeways) for recreational purposes with "off-road" vehicles.
Will I damage my vehicle?
Your safety and the safety of others is at the forefront of everything we do. With our experience and local knowledge, we meticulously plan and design our tours to be safe and as non-damaging as possible, making the extra effort to drive the route prior to a tour to make sure it is suitable.
What can I expect during a tour?
Please refer to the event listing for a more detailed breakdown of the day. We will ask you what you would like to achieve from the day and endeavor to incorporate this into our planning.
Do I have to modify my vehicle?
Modern 4x4’s are extremely capable, even on road tyres, so you do not have to modify your vehicle (unless you want to and this gives you the excuse!) That said, you must have the capability to select low range gears. We recommended All Terrain tyres and at least a rear recovery point (such as a tow bar or Jate rings). If you have a completely standard vehicle, we also suggest booking a tour during the dryer months. We take into account your vehicle during the planning and mitigate against the chance of getting stuck by planning the route in detail and driving it prior to a tour. We also carry recovery gear and some spares just in case the unlikely happens.
Do I need a CB?
No, you don’t need a CB radio, though it is advantageous if you do as you can communicate with others in the group. An advantage when travelling in convoy! That said, we have a limited number of spare CB radios as well as some handheld 2 way radios that you can use.
How should I prepare?
Ensure your vehicle is maintained to the manufacturer’s recommendations with the tyres and the mechanicals in a working, serviceable condition. You must also have a drivers licence, be insured, have a current MOT and we advise that you also have break down cover.
If you have any medical conditions, then make sure you have enough medication for the duration and that this does not affect your driving. Our guides are first aid trained and you should make them aware of any potential conditions so they can assist should the need arise.
What should I bring?
Clothing wise, always bring a waterproof jacket, some warm clothing and some wellies! An umbrella is handy, too. You will need some food and drink for the duration (we do stop at lunch where there is opportunity to purchase) as well as a mobile phone and a method of charging. Ensure you have your vehicle hand book as this provides useful technical information about the vehicle and its systems. If you have a recovery rope and shackles then bring them, too, but we do carry recovery gear.