Follow the greenlane code.
There are those who ban vehicle access to the coutryside, so don't give them any more ammunition. Please follow these guidelines on every greenlaning trip.
- Only ever drive greenlanes that have known rights after studying the relevant Ordnance Survey map. In addition , check the definitive map with the county council, or get in touch with the local Land Rover club's rights of way officer or the GLASS (www.glass-uk.org) representative. Some definitive maps are available on line.
- All the 'greenlanes' that are mentioned on this site are byways or unclassified county roads (UCRs). Vehicles are not allowed to drive on restricted byways, bridleways or footpaths.
- Avoid badly rutted/sodden tracks. You'll only make them worse and slow their recovery.
- Don't stray off the defined track. Doing so provides ammunition to those who want to ban us.
- Keep under 12mph. Stop for walkers or horses (and switch off your engine to avoid scaring the latter).
- Always travel in groups of five vehicles or fewer, unless there's a maximum vehicle restriction. Some National Parks allow a maximum of four-vehicle convoys.
- Don't damage trees of hedgerows, except for sympathetically cutting back anty overhanging branches that could damage your vehicle. You're perfectly within your rights to do this, as lanes should be kept to a minimum width of three metres.
- Take recovery gear/spade in case you get stuck. Charge your mobile phone fully and carry an in-car charger.
- Don't travel alone.
- Leave open gates open - but closed ones should be closed again after you've passed through them.
- Take your litter home.
- Supervise dogs and young children, especially when passing livestock.
- Don't drive waterways unless you can be certainthere's an obvious right of way accross them. And please take extreme care to check that the current isn't too strong for your vehicle to cross safely. If in doubt, do not cross.