Looks like the guys had a great time at Tickhill! Here's a few pictures for the event.
Well, due to reasons that I need not get into on here we had a last minute change of plans for our first outing of the year.
This thankfully had no effect on the amount of folks that made the effort to pop out in the freezing conditions and play around one of our regular sites, Stainby.
The snow showers did not stop our nine new members from turning up and joining on the day either! It was indeed nice to see so many new faces.
Our winter days out are shorter drive wise but that did not stop the fun in any shape or form!
Here are a few pictures from the day and we will be back at this site in March for our first camping weekend of the season...
Another dry weekend playing and for late September who knows how much longer these sort of days will last.
A few members camped over in deepest Derbyshire before going to play in a quarry on the Saturday then take in teh greenlanes of the area on Sunday. I have to admit I am gutted to have missed the greenlanes but hey ho hopefully I will make it out next time for those :)
What a day out that was to Peartree Farm and I only did the day not the whole weekend camping like some of the other members did.
PearTree is not for the faint hearted in fact it is probably the most challenging site we visit on a regular basis with sheer drops off of what seem like cliff faces all set in established woodland.
When I first turned up in my trusty old un off road ready Discovery there were only those that had braved towing caravans onto the rather soggy muddy campsite the night before in attendance. So we sat around having a brew seeing who else would turn up to see how brave they were climbing these steep hills around us or trailing along tracks barely wide enough for the Land Rovers whilst looking down steep ravines and to see who had brought along a spare pair of pants to change into afterwards.
A good crowd turned up in short order with a total of nine vehicles braving the course. I decided to ride along in one to get a birds eye view of the action seeing as my Discovery would not have even made it onto the site let alone driven around it!
I enjoyed this ride along for approx 10 minutes until the Landy I was in nearly slid off of the track into the ravine which saw me walking around the course in no time at all taking pictures instead!
We saw dead ends found in the most unsuitable of places causing the caravan of motors to find the smallest areas in which to turn around in! Mud was deep enough to find the range of Land Rovers that had attended getting stuck axle deep needing winching out and there was a slip slide away that saw one very experienced driver sliding front end into a tree proving the fact that we can all be caught out at any time off road.
Personally I fell ass over tit whilst trying to walk up and take pictures of a stuck motor getting covered in mud for my efforts! Only one engine boiled up that I am aware off so all in all a great day playing :)
Well this was to be my second trip out with the Notts LRC to the annual Autokana Day at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and thankfully this time the sun was up in a clear blue sky on my drive in.
This was a bit of a change on last years rather damp experience of standing well mostly sitting in the back of my Series 109 drinking copious amounts of tea and laughing through the cold with some newly made friends.
Still not to worry because what's in the past is best left there and this year saw most of us looking for shade from the beating sun! Well I say most of us because there were the few that love to catch a few rays so they kept moving their canvas fold away camping chairs around our little area trying to get as much vitamin D as possible even if it meant sitting in the isles as the public walked past them smiling!
I only managed to grab a few pictures of the day (I was too busy hiding in the shade of the rather large trees that lined the road edge) but the clubs turnout was excellent with Land Rovers of all ages lining our stretch of the show...