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PostSubject: Weekend or day treks   Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:58 am

Hi All

Does anyone know of any organised weekend or day treks on or around the Salisbury Plain area or possible around the south England region.
I am doing an off road Rally later in the year and apart from a bit of driving on the ridgeway many moons ago I am a novice and wanted to get some practise in before a mamouth trek.

Any info would be greatly recieved

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PostSubject: Re: Weekend or day treks   Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:31 am

Myself and a fue others pritty much live on the ridgeway and salisbury plains. Been most places on it.

At the moment the ridgeway is closed due to Ramblers complaints.

There are day treks on and around the plains, mostly organised by other forums or groups but to be honest there is no problem with going on your own.
I used to go on my own, just look out for the red flags. If its red you are about to drive in to a live shelled area and thats generaly not good. The terrain varys. Ive done sections on road tyres, not alot of effort es needed on the flat but if you have AT or MT you have more controll and safty. The plain has mud and ruts in abundant, hill climbs and decents, water crossings and axle twisters. If you are sensible and read the ground you can safely go from one side of the plain to the other on standard tires, but if you go looking for Tank Bogs you will just belly out.

One thing i will point out is that the tank WATER crossing is DEEP. I impatiently drove in once in my Terracan and with the vehicle level the water was over the bonet.
It sounds silly but dont take or fire off any flares or flare guns. And if you see any red or orage flares on the ground smoking near your location evacuate the area as fast as possible.
Due to a busy financial month i wont be going back untill end of april. But if you are still looking to go around that time ill go with you











Give me a PM if you are still looking to go after April.

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PostSubject: Re: Weekend or day treks   Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:31 am

Can't top that answer Jas - superb. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Weekend or day treks   Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:36 am


Thanks, i thought i might of gone over the top. thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Weekend or day treks   Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:54 am

Thanks Jas that's just the sort of info I was looking for.

The end of April or early May sounds good to me if your up for it.

Rgds Gary

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