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TimC

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Does anybody know anything about / have any advice or info on off road trails in Scotland or Republic of Ireland? I know the whole rights of way situation is different north of the border and I have no idea at all about Eire. Looks like it would be good to do but have a feeling it might not be easy............

 

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Two in Ireland.

 

One is in Galway, very nice people...camping, food, outside fire and pets off the lead. Good muddy runs

The other is in Wicklow, just south and by just I mean...just. Its forest road off-roading so you need a well prepared Jeep for the difficult runs as it will put your Jeep to the test....and scratch the hell out of it at the same time.

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Stew the Jeep

Think due to legislation there are no green lanes in Scotland just some good roads in the north check out a current Landy magazine

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The Land in Scotland is privately owned but it could be possible if you know the right people to arrange permission to set up a trip!

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The Land in Scotland is privately owned but it could be possible if you know the right people to arrange permission to set up a trip!

 

Yep, that's what I thought  :icon_e_sad: As far as I can tell there are no "rights of way" in Scotland like Byways in England and Wales but there are plenty of off road P&P sites so any trip up there ( as, unfortunately I don't know any Scottish  lairds  :icon_mrgreen: willing to let me roam their moorland!) would be driving the surfaced minor roads, which would still be a good drive with the occasional site thrown in for some mud fun.

 

Great shame really that they don't have similar laws on access as south of the border as would be awesome countryside to explore in a Jeep off the tarmac. Still considering a drive to the highlands in the Autumn............ 

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Two in Ireland.

 

One is in Galway, very nice people...camping, food, outside fire and pets off the lead. Good muddy runs

The other is in Wicklow, just south and by just I mean...just. Its forest road off-roading so you need a well prepared Jeep for the difficult runs as it will put your Jeep to the test....and scratch the hell out of it at the same time.

 

Thanks Mick will look into them, these are Pay & play sites though right? are there any rights of way on unsurfaced roads like in England and Wales?

While P& P sites are fine for some muddy fun I always think that "laning" is more of an adventure than going round and round in a quarry/wood. Just trying to see if I can put together some good routes that give a good mix of driving though some beautiful country or maybe, like Stew says, driving some of the minor less used roads and stopping off at a site or two along the way. Cheers. 

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We have boreen (boring) roads which are public access but they are simply gravel or dirt roads, not like the ones in the UK.  Those would be mainly in Wicklow but I'd imagine every part of country Ireland would have them. Wicklow is beautiful scenery if you're into that, just cruising around up in the mountains (when its not pissin rain mind you)

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Hi Tim

have a look at this site  http://scotgrc.co.uk/index.html

I asked them if i could tag along at the rear at one of there meets but was told it's for Land Rovers only!!!!!!! told them come on,  my father worked for Landrover for 30 years as an engineer!!!!!!! no dice still wouldn't  let me tag along so F$%K em  :na:

But as you will see there are trails available

 

Paul.

 

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Thanks Paul, just had a look. As you say, they seem to go to great lengths to say it's Landrovers only, why not call it a Landy club then :scratch:. Anyway the link to the highland 4wd club looks interesting http://www.h4wdc.co.uk/ seems they are a) friendly to all makes, b) easy to join and c) have access to private land via the landowners. Would mean timing any trip to tie up with one of their events though, no open land you can just go and drive any time of the year.........

 

Cheers

Tim

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Hi Tim

The SCOTGRC  site has been updated I have not seen h4wdc before  I,m going to try and make one of their meets and see how it goes, because I now have to use my jeep as my daily driver i don't want to do anything too extreme will let you know how we get on

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Hi Tim / Paul

 

Theres a scotland group called muddy porn 4x4 w ho seem to be all vehicle make friendly.

 

I have been watching a few clips on you tube  of a place called Drumclog which is 100,s of acres and free

 

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Hi Tim / Paul

 

Theres a scotland group called muddy porn 4x4 w ho seem to be all vehicle make friendly.

 

I have been watching a few clips on you tube  of a place called Drumclog which is 100,s of acres and free

 

:great:

 

Muddy Porn......... Woody are you SURE that's a 4x4 site  :icon_e_wink: :icon_e_wink: and not the kind of site that Mrs C will take a dim view of if I type that into my search engine  :icon_mrgreen:

 

Drumclog definitely seems worth a check out if it's open access.

Cheers  :great:

 

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Tim if you do fancy a adventure that way let me know and i might tag along  :great: :glasses:

 

 

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