Great winter greenlanes
As winter approaches, we need to tread even more lightly than normal on greenlanes, says Neil Watterson
Tread lightly following Neil Watterson’s guide
Enjoy them, don’t destroy them’ applies across the greenlane network. And now that the weather has turned and we’re seeing more damp days than the wall-to-wall sunshine many of us enjoyed through the summer, we’ve got to think about the greenlanes we’re driving – and their sustainability. Staying off waterlogged and muddy lanes will not only keep them in good shape for next year, it’ll also prevent those who seek to ban vehicles from unsealed roads from gaining any ammunition. That’s why, this month, we’re suggesting lanes from around the country where the ground will withstand over-winter use. Of course, there are lots of other all-weather lanes you can drive – but if you’re reasonably new to the hobby, these will get you started. And if you’ve been driving lanes for a while, you’ll still be impressed with them. Whenever you go out for a winter drive, don’t forget to carry appropriate cold-weather kit, including blankets/sleeping bags, water, food and a stove. Then you’ll be ready for adventure, no matter what happens.