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bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fronty_TPJ on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:21 pm

Hello everyone, just noticed there are a few more people than I thought live in bristol and the surrounding area with frontys on the forum, was thinking of meeting at a pub somewhere for a chat and then arrange a day where we can all go laning or to dundry or salisbury off roading. Be great to see this happen as not much to do with the forum happens round these parts. Me and my mate (taylor6632) both own frontys and have had a laugh going out getting stuck on the moors so be good to see a few moor of you come along haha hope you got the pun lol

Anyways lets see if we can sort something out cheers all :)
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby taylor6632 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:25 pm

agreed :D
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby baz1188 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:18 pm

Salisbury would be AWESOME. I live in sunny Bournemouth the land of newly weds and nearly deads. Have been laning around Salisbury area, great fun. Def up for that. Baz
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby taylor6632 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:26 pm

haha, my parents and family live just along the coast in Weymouth. Sounds about right but lovely place to live along that coastline.
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby snapper on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:34 pm

Yep, good idea. I would be interested.
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby BlueBikerNut on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:03 am

Salisbury Plains would be good.. I spent afew years down there driving TANKs around the plains.. way back in the early 70s Army days in and around Salisbury. would be nice to re kindle afew things again.. keep us posted. regards.. :D
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fronty_TPJ on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:09 am

have to look at prices and when we are allowed onto the plains and where abouts we can go there as im not 100% sure and go from there, do some ringing about lol be great fun though!
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby wideformat on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:07 am

I've been on Salisbury plain a couple of times with Rich, from Bourne Valley 4x4 he's got a few trips lined up from now to April next year.

If anyone is intrested I will try and find the itinerary, he normally charges around £30 per vehicle but if we have 5 trucks or ten he may do us a special deal as he can arrange two groups to do different routes and meet up half way round.
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby taylor6632 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 pm

Yea, i know me and tim would be interested, plus a few more!
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fronty_TPJ on Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:11 pm

yer that sounds great, definatly be up for that mate see if you can have a word with him :D cheers
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby taylor6632 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:24 am

is anyone local a whizz at mechanical stuff? Just thinking it would be handy to have some spanner parties down ere in ye good old south west :D
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby wideformat on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:34 am

Hi all please find the list of days and nights Rich at Bourne Valley 4x4 is organising, I have also asked if he would do a Saturday or Sunday just for FOG and the cost and how many vehicles could attend.

 

Sun 11th nov
Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour, suitable for most
4x4s on mud tyres, start at 9.30am at north tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1 £30
per vehicle. Phone Rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Sat 24th nov

Night drive mid Wiltshire by ways,  aprox  55 miles of
mixed terrain, suitable for most 4x4s on mud tyres, start at north tidworth,
grid ref 23-4 50-1.  6.30pm start finish aprox 12.30am. £30 per vehicle.
Phone Rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Sun8th dec
Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour, suitable for most
4x4s on mud tyres, start at 9.30am at north tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1 £30
per vehicle. Phone Rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Fri 28th dec

Night drive on Salisbury plain phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Sun 30th dec


Salisbury plain green lane day tag along tour, aprox 55 miles of mixed
terrain, suitable for most 4x4s with mud tyres, start at north tidworth grid
ref 23-4 50-1  start 9-30am £30 per vehicle.  Phone Rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Sun 6th jan

Salisbury plain green lane day.Enjoy  a tour of the plain, driven in two groups of 6 max.Start at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1.Start time 9.30am.£30 per vehicle. Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk.

 

Sun 20th jan

Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour.Suitable for most 4x4s.Start time 9.30am at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1. £30 per vehicle ,Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk.

Sat 9th feb

Salisbury plain green lane day.Enjoy  a tour of the plain, driven in two groups of 6 max.Start at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1.Start time 9.30am.£30 per vehicle. Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk.

Sun 17th feb

Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour.Suitable for most 4x4s.Start time 9.30am at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1. £30 per vehicle ,Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk.

Sun 17th march

Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour.Suitable for most 4x4s.Start time 9.30am at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1. £30 per vehicle ,Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

 

Sat 30th march

EASTER BUNNY RUN.

Salisbury plain green lane day. Enjoy  a tour of the plain, driven in two groups of 6 max.Start at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1.Start time 9.30am.£30 per vehicle. Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

 

Sat 20th april

Salisbury plain green lane day.Enjoy  a tour of the plain, driven in two groups of 6 max.Start at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1.Start time 9.30am.£30 per vehicle. Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk.

Sun 28th april

Salisbury plain green lane day. Enjoy  a tour of the plain, driven in two groups of 6 max.Start at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1.Start time 9.30am.£30 per vehicle. Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

Sun 12th may

Wiltshire by way driving day driven as a tag along tour.Suitable for most 4x4s.Start time 9.30am at North Tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1. £30 per vehicle ,Phone rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk

 

Sat 25th may

FULL MOON NIGHT DRIVE. Drive some of wiltshires best by ways by moon light.   Aprox 55 miles of mix terrain, suitable for most 4x4s
on mud tyres, start at north tidworth grid ref 23-4 50-1. 6.30pm start
finish aprox 12.30am. £30 per vehicle. Phone Rich on 01264850294 or email rich@bournevalleyoffroad.co.uk
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby woodwizzard on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:17 pm

Please don't take this the wrong way, but why would you pay someone £30 to drive byways that you can drive anyway/anytime?
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby BlueBikerNut on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:05 am

Salisbury Plains if I remember right belong to M.O.D. and some areas are only available to the Army etc.. And would need special premission to enter the land.. Put me right if I am wrong. But I know its great FUN on the Plains I did 3 years Driving Tanks etc around Bulford and Netheravon to Tidworth back in the 70s. I dont Think my Fronty would handle some of the tracks and If It did I still have the Drive home. Good Luck to all that go thou.. regards.. Fred. :D
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fronty_TPJ on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:41 pm

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4147

foxham 4x4 meet on the 20th? anyone fancy it?
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fatbaz on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:47 am

As Woodwizard says why pay to drive on what is free to those that can be bothered to read a map (I'm nearly lazy as I use Memory Map (MM)).

Total Off Road put together 2 very good road books for the plain, order a copy on line for a lot less than £30.

Have a look on Youtube for laning on the plain, this will give you the lane names then look them up on the wiltshire council site in the rights of way section.

Have a look on the OS maps (pink ones) and look for the red crosses and dots (byways and uc's), link up a route then consult the council TRO file on their site to check your route is legal.

2 long lanes south of the plain are Oxdrove and Compton Down, both run East/West to the West of Salisbury. Oxdrove is south of Compton Down.

I've driven West on Oxdrove, then travel up the A30 a mile, picked up the Western end of Compton Down and followed it East back to Salisbury, About 17 miles each way, then to fininsh off and heading for home we came up across the Plain from Tidworth to Marlborough. Then did some more lanes North of Marlborough to Lamborne, finishing up in Wantage, then by road to home. Made for a long day of some 14 hours behind the wheel and did circa 200 miles door to door.

A useful on-line site is "wheres the path", gives you full screen O/S maps as it does on MM, so makes route planning easier if you haven't got MM.

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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby taylor6632 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:14 am

I do agree that free off roading is better, but there is nowhere around bristol area that is really obvious on a map. Found a few lanes that have been too narrow/overgrown or have been blocked off to stop the travellers getting in but nothing fun.

By the time i've driven to the plains in both time and fuel money, its easier to use the pay and plays around bristol for now. Plus if i break the truck, less distance to get it home again.... :(
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Re: bristol/somerset meet

Postby Fronty_TPJ on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:39 am

this is true, but its always nice to socialise with other trucks even if they are bloody l**dr*vers!! Looking forward to going though as never been to something like that and im going laning on the 27th in salisbury!
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