On the Sunday of my recent Big Pajero Meet a gang of us set off for a day’s green laning on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Routes had already been mapped about by the team leaders and I simply tagged along. Once we got to the action we split up into three groups with ours bringing up the rear. Our group numbered just three; Steve with wife Fran in their white 2.8, Lee with son in his blue over silver 2.5 and me.
You really couldn’t wish for a more glorious day in terms of getting the best weather England is capable of. Couple this with North Yorkshire’s outstanding beauty and we had a day to remember.
The lanes were relatively easy going, especially as conditions were pretty dry. So it was pretty much a stroll in the park for the Pajero’s abilities. There were a couple of tricky sections including the one pictured below – me coming down some steps on what I believe is an area called Rudland Rigg.
We also came across a few fords with a decent level of water which made you think a little bit, but all-in-all things were pretty steady. Lee in my group was an off-road virgin until now and he did brilliantly. He kept coming on the cb radio telling us how great it was, so I think he’s now another addict! We had excellent advice from our group leader Steve who’s a mud veteran. I’m still learning the ropes and was interested to learn more about the code of conduct of green laning.
Here are some more photos:
Group two about to set off on the next stage.
Steve’s supposedly white 2.8 followed by me as we watch Lee coming down the tricky steps. Also in the pic you can see a local farmer on his quad bike. He told us that his wife has been known to come down the same section in her Mini! Hard bastards these hill famers.
Finally we have a beautiful shot of late in the day when group two and three joined up for the last leg.
A really enjoyable day out with some great company.