Richard Brookman wrote:
> so firstname.lastname@example.org was, like...
> > I've had a thought since meeting you lot last week though that if you
> > all come down this way again at that's to go to:...............
> > http://www.woodpark-offroad.com/
> I had a chat with Jumbo just before the October do, to see if he was willing
> to cater for us if the K-Quads thing fell through. He wanted 60 squid a
> vehicle (although that would include camping) and was not too keen on us
> being "unsupervised". I said we were all mature and experienced kinda guys
> (I lie well) and he said it was OK, sort of, but he was planning for one
> instructor per two vehicles until I stopped him. You know how
> safety-concious he is.
> He may be talked round, but on that cost I doubt if many would be willing to
> make the journey. If anyone is interested, I am sure that between us we can
> make him see sense.
> But you're right - the site is superb, with something for everyone. Fields,
> quarry (x2), woodland, massive climbs and drops. Off-road heaven.
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
Well he's used me as an instructor before (fool) and you're as
experienced as me (and much more sensible). So that's two. The thing
with Jumbo is that he starts being safety concious and then he forgets
about it. I reckon if we told him just limited parts of Woodpark such
as the bottom quarry and the drive through the middle he's be fine
about it. (He owes me 60quid for two tyres anyway so he can knock that
off for a start!!!) Some of it is only really do-able with a trialler
or sacrificial vehicle anyway, the upper quarry is OOB I think but
there's so much more to enjoy and you could spend half a day just
There's lots of possibilities. What's to stop us spending a half day at
Jumbos with a camp fire etc in the evening, and we could even head
North into Mid Wales for a day. There's the coast park etc etc
Just had another idea. We've still got the road books for the sly fox
i'm sure some of those routes are still driveable and not just private
land such as Cannaston woods. I'm pretty sure that if we spoke to Jamie
about Dale farm where we were for the Sly Fox this year would be a
great place to stay, and that off road area was very nearby and right
on the coast too. Was great driving along the cliff tops if I
Maybe they could even come down for the Sly Fox next year, mind you,
not sure ww4x4 would be able to cope.
I'd certainly help / joint organise though if everyone wants to come
down again. Someones going to have to let me have a drive of a 101 in
94 Range Rover Tdi
'94 Discovery Tdi (in bits)
'84 Landrover 90 2.5D
'72 Range Rover bobtail V8 trialler / comper
'62 Series 2a trialler (retd.)