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Newbie: Looking for buddy for Dorset green lane
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ecs0set
 


Member Since: 25 May 2017
Location: Dorset
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 4
Newbie: Looking for buddy for Dorset green lane

Hi,

I've just bought a Discovery 4 and found a BOAT near Corfe Castle in Dorset. However given an almost complete lack of experience, I decided against being the guy that the local farmer has to tow out with his tractor and thought I'd wait to tag along with some people who know a bit more about what they are doing. I have a mate with a FFRR but he doesn't want to get any scratches on it!

I'm looking into a LandRover Experience Day but what are the other options for getting introduced to some gentle routes? Any local groups in Dorset?

Ian.

PS. I also don't want to get any scratches on it, but this lane looks pretty easy on Google Maps.
  
Post #18229165th Jun 2017 5:31 pm
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DrRobH
 


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Don't go out alone especially if you don't know the legality of unsurfaced roads
Join Dorset Land Rover Club and go laning with them Thumbs Up
Some BOATs have TROs so not legal to drive. You could end having the car crushed Censored
ORPAs - same story.
Much better to join a local club and learn the ropes Thumbs Up
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Post #18230285th Jun 2017 8:26 pm
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I know that BOAT and it will scratch the Censored out of your paintwork Whistle
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Post #18230315th Jun 2017 8:29 pm
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Pete199
 


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Also check your insurance that you are covered for off road driving and green lanes. Thumbs Up
  
Post #18230395th Jun 2017 8:35 pm
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DrRobH
 


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Green roads (lanes) have same legal status as a tarmac Road Thumbs Up

Anyone who uses green lanes/roads should join GLASS https://www.glass-uk.org Thumbs Up

Beginners guide: https://www.glass-uk.org/index.php/rights-of-way
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Post #18230505th Jun 2017 8:47 pm
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DrRobH wrote:
I know that BOAT and it will scratch the Censored out of your paintwork Whistle


Yes.... Oh yes. It took a lot of work to get the last 200 yards opened up after years of confusion and a dubious TRO. I drive it half a dozen times a year, but NOT in the Disco. It would absolutely tear the panels off.
  
Post #18230935th Jun 2017 10:40 pm
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ecs0set
 


Member Since: 25 May 2017
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Lots of useful info thanks. I'm glad I didn't try it as it sounds like it gets a lot thornier in the middle than my quick explore on foot at either end.

I'll have a look a the links provided and sign up with the local Dorset lot.

Cheers!
  
Post #18236867th Jun 2017 1:02 pm
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If you join GLASS and then contact the Dorset rep he might have some time to show you around....
I'm going to hook up with him next time I'm in Purbeck Thumbs Up
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