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Greenlaning in Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire

Discussion in 'Green Laning' started by hoddy, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. hoddy

    hoddy New Member

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    I live on the border between norfolk, suffolk and cambridgeshire and was wondering if anyone knows of any good greenlaning routes in that area or within reasonable travelling distance? Also if anyone knows of where I can get hold of any maps showing marked out routes that would be appreciated.
     
  2. Gareth Coe

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    Not far from me!

    There's a fairly long green lane just south east of Cambridge. Can't remember the exact location but I know it's a fair few Kms long and dead straight. Get yourself a pink map from OS and have a look ;) I might be tempted to come with you :)

    Have you been through the ford at Stocking Pelham? :eek:


    Gareth
     
  3. hoddy

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    No I havent been down that way. I have heard about the pedars way by that travels from Thetford in Norfolk right the way up to the North Norfolk Coast. Mates have told me it is a good route, bit of mud, ruts, fords etc.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I guess I must live somewhere nearby - just outside Cambridge. I'm still looking for some good lanes to try out - if you have any other suggestions let me know...

    I'll have a look on my map for the lane you mention s/e of Cambridge..

    Davy
     
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    The reason Norfolk council does not say that it is open to off road vehicles is that they are rather anal about the subject but if you take the time to look on an OS map they are shown as byways open to all vehicle. Many sections of the peddars way are ordinary roads so dont believe what you read on websites, get the facts from an OS map!
     
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    yeh i looked into it hoddy as it happens, got several decent routes now!

    where abouts in norfolk do you hale from?
     
  8. SirTainly

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    Hi folks,

    I'm new to owning a Land Rover and this forum, but I saw this thread and since you all seem to be in the same area as me I thought I'd say hello.

    It would be great to go green laning closer to home at least to get me acquanited with it all. :)

    Simon
     
  9. ormus

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    get the landranger series of OS maps. then check with the local council. speak to the officer in charge of the definitive map for the area.
    the OS map is not always accurate.
     
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    The lane I'm thinking of runs parallel with the old A604 (don't know what the new # is) between Linton and Cambridge. Coming out of Haverhill, head towards Cambridge and you pass the village of Horseheath. Take the next right (after about 2km) and go along the lane for another 1.5km. The green lane starts on your left here, taking a straight line all the way to the edge of Cambridge, joining the road between Fulbourn and Addenbrooke's. Total distance is about 12km. A nice easy intro to green lanes (although I haven't been along it for a few years now).

    Gareth
     
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    Thanks Gareth, I'll have to go and take a look once Hero's roadworthy again! :) Hoping to have the work done and through an MOT by the end of June.
     
  12. wolfy

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    wat your looking for are the ordnance survey maps marked landranger the pink one trytry os landranger 144 ,theres some good lanes around kings forest elvedon and thetford , if you live norwich way theres a short lane at acle caister martham and gorleston blunderston, quite a few if your prepared to travel some better than others but thats the fun - finding them
    good luck;)
     
  13. tinca

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    are these lanes around cambs suitable for a standard freelander?
    i pick it up next friday and can't wait to try it out:D
     
  14. wolfy

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    freelander will be fine,
     
  15. tinca

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    excellent, off to cambridge today for the 'race for life' which my wife is running, will have a look for a couple of local o/s maps in one of the book shops
     
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    os landranger or explorer are best about £6,50 from garage
     
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    Yeah, the ones with the pink covers.

    TINCA: Don't take your Freelander greenlaning on your own. This rule applies to all vehicles - there's always the possibility of getting stuck and with another machine on the lane you've got a much greater chance of getting un-stuck. At this time of year those lanes should be hard and dry, so mud won't be a problem. Get a mate to go laning with you and enjoy yourself :)
     
  18. tinca

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    cheers for that mate, i have a couple of mates with landies, a s3 and a disco, plus i have a mate (steve cooper) who has a beast who would pull me out if i got really stuck:)
    my mate with the s3 decided to buy one, after needing to be pulled out of a field by a 28tonne loader back in january, my mondeo made it out fine, we had been fishing[​IMG]
    the loader got stuck twice, but it was on slicks. my other mate, with the disco also got stuck twice, then gave up.
    the field was where all the silt was dumped from the gravel works, it used to be a hole about 15ft deep
    the beast
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi all new to here dont have a land rover but i do have a trooper hope you wont hold it against me i wont they you all may have land rovers of some description anyway i am in Grafham cambridgeshire there is a couple of lanes here but the council have closed them till the end of this month and have found a new one my chance would love to meet some like minded offroaders and do some lanes so if any of you meet anywhere let me no and i will be there wife permiting i would love to do some lanes in other areas.
     
  20. trooperman

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    i suppose i should have said greenlanes around this area if any others close to me in cambs area i do get off road but only on off road sites just to clariffy that matter as lanes are roads and need to be treated as such.