New to greenlaning? This Derbyshire open day is for you

Land Rovers greenlaning in the Peak District

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Learn how to find your way and keep out of trouble on greenlanes, with this intro session on 23 July

Newcomers to greenlaning are invited to an open day in Derbyshire this weekend. Organised by the Peak & Derbyshire Vehicle User Group (PDVUG), the event aims to answer common questions and demystify the hobby.

You’ll learn about Ordnance Survey maps (including the differences between 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales), how to use TrailWise 2 – available to Green Lane Association members – and plenty more.

‘There will be a number of displays and demonstrations from recent and historic video and film footage, along with help in map reading, route plotting and so on; in fact anything to keep users legal, safe and aware,’ says organiser Russell Cartlidge.

‘We are hoping to attract anyone with an interest in greenlaning and rights of way in Derbyshire and the Peak District. The room we have at the Eyre Arms will easily accommodate 30 or 40 people and it would be lovely to have a bumper attendance this time, having missed the last couple of years due to COVID. In previous years we’ve had quite a miscellany of vehicles gracing the car park.’

‘PDVUG not only aim to attract new membership but also to show how much work goes on behind the scenes to keep green lanes accessible to motorised users.’

The open day is this Saturday, 23 July, from 12noon to 4pm at the Eyre Arms in Calver, Derbyshire S32 3XH. Pub grub will be available!

The PDVUG also offers greenlaning ‘Newbie Day’ outings for anyone keen to drive their Land Rovers on greenlanes for the first time.

For more Land Rover events near you this weekend, see our comprehensive list.

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