Great win­ter green­lanes

As win­ter ap­proaches, we need to tread even more lightly than nor­mal on green­lanes, says Neil Wat­ter­son

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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.

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