New to greenlaning? This Derbyshire Open Day is for you | Articles

Learn how to find your way and avoid trouble on greenways, with this introductory session on July 23

Newcomers to greenlaning are invited to an open day in Derbyshire this weekend. Organized 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 members of the Green Lane Association – and much more.

“There will be a number of exhibits and demonstrations of recent and historic video and film footage, as well as assistance with map reading, route planning, etc.; in fact, anything to keep users legal, safe and aware,” says organizer Russell Cartlidge.

“We hope to attract anyone interested in greenlaning and rights of way in Derbyshire and the Peak District. The room we have at the Eyre Arms can easily accommodate 30 or 40 people and it would be nice to have exceptional attendance this time around, having missed the last two years due to COVID. In previous years we have had a whole array of vehicles gracing the parking lot.

“PDVUG aims not only to attract new members, but also to show all the work that is being done behind the scenes to keep greenways accessible to motorized users.”

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

The PDVUG also offers greenlaning “Newbie Day” outings for anyone wishing to drive their Land Rover on greenlanes for the first time.

For more Land Rover events near you this weekend, check out our full list.

Amanda J. Marsh