The club is active in promoting in the sustainable use of byways across Essex, working closely with Essex County Council. We run regular laning days for members, and assist with rights of way maintenance volunteer days.
Introduction to Green Laning
We arrange monthly trips along the byways of Essex and adjoining counties. The days are relaxed affairs suitable for all members, family and friends. We organise groups of no more than four or five vehicles led by an experienced leader. We usually start at 10:00 and finish around 16:00 so bring your lunch along and enjoy the countryside.
Your Land Rover does not need aggressive tyres, generally all terrain tyres are perfect, but a recovery point front and rear is a wise precaution. If you have a CB radio you will be able communicate with your leader but this is by no means necessary. Don’t forget that normal highway rules also apply to byways, so vehicles should be taxed and have a current MoT and drivers be insured.
Many byways in Essex tend to be rather scratchy so if your pride and joy is still bright and shiny check with the trip organiser (usually the Rights of Way Officer) to see if the route can be modified to avoid the scratchy lanes. If you are in any doubt at all or have questions please contact the RoW Officer.
These trips are perfect for families and individuals alike, even dogs are welcome. We look forward to seeing members old and new on future trips. Oh, and don’t forget your camera!
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