CLRC Member Roger Charlesworth went with Cheshire Land Rover Club on the trip down to Salisbury plain. Thanks to the committee members for organising it and for the members that supported the event. So pleased you shared your photographs Roger!
- Report of the Event written by our Club Chairman, Eddie Knorn.
For the August 2013 Bank Holiday Weekend, five Club Land Rovers and the official Club trailer made the trip to Salisbury Plain for a weekend of exploring the many routes available. Our camp site was not too far south of Devizes and, even better, was only around five minutes’ drive from the edge of the Plain itself. On the Friday night, some of us went out to experience green laning by night. Saturday was a full day of driving which included revisiting some locations from the night before. On Sunday morning, we were up relatively early to enable us to meet Steve Gunning – one of the local “park rangers” – who used his vast local knowledge to take us round yet more of the lanes that the area has to offer.
Apart from the Land Rover driving, these weekends also give us a chance for socialising around the camp fire, barbequeing some food and enjoying a drink or two. The barbeque we borrowed was made of old oil drums, so there was no shortage of cooking space. The camp site even allowed us to use a vacant field for the gazebos, barbie and camp fire, so we could do our own thing without disturbing the normal campers.
Although we had a few minor vehicle difficulties, everyone made it safely home after an enjoyable weekend. (The muddy tide mark up the seat box in our Defender was certainly proof of that). Thanks are due to Mark Birkitt for making the arrangements and to Steve Gunning for sparing us a day of his time.