Bath/Bristol area laning (split from another thread)

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Bath/Bristol area laning (split from another thread)

Post by r-nottz » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:15 pm

zook123 wrote:Ha, most of the ruts around here are from much wider vehicals ie Landy's, I tend to just position one wheel in the rut and the other in the middle!

Need to get some diff protection underneath - the diff is always clean when I get home!

You must tell me were the lanes are around Somerset mate, haven't been up over there before!

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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by zook123 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:26 pm

There's loads around Wellow, I've only tried a few as i've been on road wheels for a while, but now i've got some chunky AT's on, it's a bit better.

Check out http://www.bywaymap.com but make sure you check against an O/S Map to ensure they are still legal!
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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by dan_2k_uk » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:41 pm

zook123 wrote:There's loads around Wellow, I've only tried a few as i've been on road wheels for a while, but now i've got some chunky AT's on, it's a bit better.

Check out http://www.bywaymap.com
Please stop promoting bywaymap.

People following out of date and inaccurate data can only be bad for the hobby if people end up driving where they shouldn't be.
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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:43 pm

I know all the best routes around the area if anyone fancies meeting up for a day out on the lanes, there's a few that vehicles with smaller tyres might struggle on but we can avoid those if needed.

Better to use http://www.trailwise.org.uk, its more up to date and lists the restrictions even if you aren't a member. Perfect example of these are the long ford that ends in woollard and the byway that runs past Priston mill near Inglesbatch. They have been closed to vehicles for years yet still show on bywaymap.com
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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by zook123 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:53 pm

dan_2k_uk wrote:
zook123 wrote:There's loads around Wellow, I've only tried a few as i've been on road wheels for a while, but now i've got some chunky AT's on, it's a bit better.

Check out http://www.bywaymap.com
Please stop promoting bywaymap.

People following out of date and inaccurate data can only be bad for the hobby if people end up driving where they shouldn't be.
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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by r-nottz » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:09 pm

Sweet, yeah byway map is about 3 years out of date unfortunately!

Scottie I'd be happy to pop up round your way for a day, I've done all the lanes around my way 100s of times, the furthest I went laning was Midsomer Norton way then ran out of ideas!

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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:15 pm

Unfortunately you can't rely on an OS map either, they are very rarely up to date even if using an online OS map.

Even trailwise isn't always 100% up to date but of all reference points online it's the most reliable.

Unless there is an online list of closures available from the local council that is, luckily the councils in the south west are quite good.

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/stre ... regulation

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parkin ... -somerset/

http://php.wiltshire.gov.uk/row/closure ... search.php

https://gloucestershire.firmstep.com/de ... eToolbar=1

P.s. I split the thread to keep the last one on topic :thumbup:
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Re: 195x15 Guyane mud tyres with spacers..?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:47 pm

r-nottz wrote:Sweet, yeah byway map is about 3 years out of date unfortunately!

Scottie I'd be happy to pop up round your way for a day, I've done all the lanes around my way 100s of times, the furthest I went laning was Midsomer Norton way then ran out of ideas!
Where exactly are you from, as well as that are a bit further east into wiltshire and there are miles and miles of greenlanes, it has some of the best scenery in the south for laning :thumbup:
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Re: Bath/Bristol area laning (split from another thread)

Post by r-nottz » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:50 pm

I live in Whitchurch Bristol mate, literally a stones throw away from dundry, ringspit lane etc

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Re: Bath/Bristol area laning (split from another thread)

Post by zook123 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:15 pm

Let us know when you are looking to go out! I'm basically standard, with A/T tyres and come "Tow Points" - not really to be recovered from!
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