The last but one video you can get a sense of the angle, looks really tight on the exit of the river too. Love it, I'll have to seek out a few of these places with a (slightly) more appropriate vehicle - even though the Volvo would of course nail it.
As mentioned you only need to look at for scratches but I think the tyres might just let it down. What are the banging noises? Bodywork or something on the roof? Reminds me of the soundtrack to Goldeneye on the N64.
Another run out today - great weather and fantastic scenery. I really like some of the photos too - even if I do say so myself. All taken with the Nikon D5100 with 35mm prime lense. I had forgotten how good a prime can be.
Tomorrow I will mostly be replacing a shagged wheel bearing. At least it got me home.
More than a few really good captures there Mark. Prime lenses really make a huge difference; I don't use either my 50mm or 105mm nearly enough - not at all in the last 2 years, in the case of the 105! Really must get it out of the case and used again.
Looks like serious fun, wish I had the money and lifestyle to do a bit of that !
You have, if you really want to. Ditch the Fiesta and get a secondhand Land Rover. A mate of mine lives down your neck of the woods and he did just that. He goes green laning and winching - which apparently means you drive into muddy puddles until you get stuck and then winch yourself out. I think his brother runs Britpart so he gets his spares from them.
If you let me stay I promise to be a (slightly)less argumentative bastard from now on.
Had a long weekend with some friends green laning. Started at my place on Thursday and worked our way across the country to Appleby via as many green lanes as possible.
Friday was a few lanes around Appleby and Kirkby Stephen and ending up in Windermere for the evening.
We we worked our way from Windermere to Grange over Sands until a 1958 Series 1 developed a coil issue. I remained behind to assist with towing to a safe spot for recovery, so sadly I missed out on the rest of the day. Will definitely re-visit the lakes and do the lanes I missed.
That's what it's all about - driving remote lanes to see the great scenery. A minority of 4x4 drivers just want to go and play in the mud, which gives the rest of us a bad reputation - if you want to do that, my attitude is that you should go to a pay and play site. Mistakes do happen occasionally as shown above, but the majority of us want to drive sustainable lanes in fantastic locations.
My favourite two lanes of the weekend were "The Highway" - the one with the waterfall and sculpture at the top in North Yorkshire and "Breast High Road" in the Lakes. The High road was a very challenging, rocky road made worse by man made drainage pipes installed under concrete - all the rocks under the concrete get washed away and create massive steps - it's tough on the cars.