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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me if they are in the same boat as me! I'm sitting here looking out of the window at my shiney Treg. I'm obsessed with it, the wife thinks I love it more than her! The thing is, I really really want to take it off road somewhere, anywhere! Before I bought The Treg I scoured the Internet looking for reviews, both written and video. I believe I must have seen them all! It seems to me that the Americans have loads of places to visit when it comes to off road. What do we have? I was looking on a website today that claimed only 5% of the UK's green lanes were suitable for public use - and that this number is reducing.

So, does anyone have any ideas where I can take my Treg? I live in St.Helens, Merseyside. I have never been off roading so something easy to start with would be my preference.

Can anyone help?
 

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i am not to sure about the green lanes in merseyside, however if you pick up a land rover mag they are always advertising green lane maps of the UK for sale...

the nearest i get to a green lane these days is when my wife mounts the kurb in london
 

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Danny

Green Laning around St Helens is a bit like trying to do drag racing in Piccadilly Circus. I looked when I first got the Treg as the Mother-in-Law lives near Ormskirk - Not a sausage AND Lancs County Council are 4x4 haters so if you try green laning on your own, you can guarantee they'll get you :x

What about dedicated 4x4 tracks?

http://www.knowsley4x4.com

I think its in the middle of Knowsley Safari Park which isn't too far away but I'm not sure if they do BYOT days (Bring Yer Own Treg)

Failing that, there's BRIERCLIFFE near Burnley - They're having a 4x4 day SUNDAY JUNE 3rd. ?30 for the day

HTH
 

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We use this site for up to date legal maps for off road green lanes

http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm

May not be your cup of tea but helps us with our quads whilst out and about with most of the routes being Treg friendly

Or there is a link here somehwere to a midlands meet up ? soon ??
Kaine ??
 

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are any green lanes treg friendly
 

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Thanks all. The suggestions about Knowesley and Briercliffe are particularly interesting.

Just out of interest, does anyone worry about taking theirs off road? If you look around the net you will find plenty of 4x4 sites, none of which have Tregs! I sometimes ask if this is because the Treg is actually not a serious mud plugger but because we all paid a fortune for one, we like to think it is so!

Does anyone know for example what the off road abilities of say, Mitsu Pajero are against the Treg? What about the RR or Shogun? What about the Land cruiser?

I'm sure the unlimited day will help me to answer my own question

Speak soon all!
 

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Hiya Danny

The spot on 5th Gear gave pretty good indication of capabilities IF you know how to get the best out of it

I've just started doing some green laning round Derbyshire with some friends who have an ex army Land Rover 90 with V8 and roll cage and I can just keep up :shock:

It's a pretty good offroader with correct tyres and has some useful bits and bobs like the hill start assist, hill descent assist etc that make even a novice look good (ie. Me)

Smaller engine models are better due to lower nose weight and hey, the German Army have just started trialing them in Afghanistan 8)

I still get the p1$$ ripped by the Land Rover crowd though cos they think I have a soft roader/chelsea tractor/4.faw faw delete as appropriate
 

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mjs - I had just as much pi$$ taken out of me when I took the RRS offroad with the DISCO3 boys - I just smiled relaxed in the comfort - the Touareg is a competant offroader and very capable
 

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Danny, once you attend the Unlimited Day, it will dispel any doubt you have about this car! It's amazing both on road and off road!
However, I have to admit that I am one of those rare owners who will most likely never take it off road but satisfied in the knowledge that the car has the technology and capability to see you through any tricky situation e.g. heavy snow fall like we had earlier this year.
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Hi Danny, I came from a Land Rover etc, stables and serious observer of offroad racing. I have and do take mine off road it is a good performer off road if used correctly. I too initially got the mickey taken but after seeing what the Treg could do, it all stopped. The only down side is the wading depth you really have to watch that the air intakes do not get overwhelmed. Other than that it will perform as well if not better than most others in its category and that includes LRs.
 

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there is a member on here that has taken his serious off road.

With the right tyres fitted the Treg will go off road.

Here is the thing though.

IMO I am a novice off roader

taking the Discovery offroad basically I let the car do it for me with the Treg the driver has a lot more to do with it and unless you know what your doing you could come unstuck. :wink:

Another thing to remember a lot of the green lanes are narrow some bits you may not fit through and others will simply ruin the side of your car. Best to have a spare set of alloys if you intend to do any rock crawling I chipperd my Discovery wheels doing that.

At the end of the day just depends on what kinda off roading you have in mind. With some green lanes you have no idea what type of off roading it will be until you are on it and it is to late.
 
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