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All Terrain UK announce new reps for 4 areas.

All Terrain UK are delighted to confirm the appointment of new reps for 4 areas of England, thereby strengthening and expanding the existing support network for members.

We welcome Alex Chambers and Katherine Pearson as area reps for North Cambridgeshire. Alex & Katherine have already helped organise a successful laning day in “The Fens” and hosted their first Breakfast meet which they plan to run on the first Sunday of each month. A flying start!

Adjoining the borders of North Cambs will see Lincolnshire represented by Jon Shamash. An active contributor to the ATUK Facebook pages, Jon is looking forward to supporting members in his area.

Continuing our “march to the north” we welcome Stevie Pep as rep for Yorkshire covering one of our largest counties. Steve has a wealth of experience on the green lane scene in Yorkshire and has contributed to several maintenance and repair projects on green lanes. He is planning to organise a regular meet up each month and will assist with the development of “SmartTrail” in Yorkshire.

A massive ATUK welcome to you all and thanks for volunteering.

Members are encouraged to watch our Facebook page for further news of events in these areas.

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CALM & All Terrain UK working together to help all green lane users

All Terrain UK and CALM (Countryside Access for the Less Mobile) today (Friday 14th September 2018) announced the start of a collaborative working arrangement to support green lane users.
 
All Terrain UK will provide CALM members with access to “SmartTrail” – All Terrain UK’s
in-house solution which helps green laner users to check the legal status of lanes and assist
with route planning, whilst CALM will support the further development of SmartTrail
enabling a faster programme of coverage across England and Wales.
 
Kirk Pearson, Chairman and joint founder of ATUK said “We are delighted to be working
alongside CALM in this way which reinforces our ethos of supporting green lane use by all
vehicle users. This will rapidly allow the full roll out of SmartTrail in areas not currently
available and will ensure continued access to a green lanes database mapping solution for
CALM members”
 
Ed Cairns, founder of CALM, agreed. “We are really impressed with ATUK’s SmartTrail system
and welcome the contribution this will make in enabling CALM members to have maximum
enjoyment of green lanes, whilst also looking forward to both our organisations working
together to promote our hobby”
 

 

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Wales 2018

We left Cambridge services at around 10:15, myself five minutes earlier because I was meeting with Katherine and Alex at Kettering. After moving some stuff from their car into my fridge we eventually caught up with everyone else at hopwood services on the M42.
Traffic had been a little heavy due to roadworks but nothing too horrendous.
After a lovely “Harry Ramsdens” fill up we set off on the second half of our journey.
Our convey now consisted of
Andy Sanders
Nick Nash
Candice Pither
Darren Southernwood
Graham Toomey
Darren Roberts
Alex Chambers
Me! (Kirk)
Lawrence Batters
A short hop down the M5 then the long cross country journey heading west to builth wells
Apart from getting split at one point the journey went well and most importantly the rain held off so once we arrived we could strike camp in the dry.
From memory and in no particular order in addition to the people mentioned earlier we had
Kev, George,Steve, Steve’s mate, Stuart, and Lee. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out.
After a barbecue and drinks we headed to bed at around midnight.
Day one-Saturday
We left in thick fog/clouds with a drizzly rain but after a couple of hours or so the sun broke through and we laned until about 6, that way we’d be back at camp for about 7.
We were doing the “east” route and encountered a couple of problems, one tree down and one lane impassable due to deep ruts
Day two “West” including strata Florida and the reservoir.
The day started worse than the day before, almost as soon as we left the rain started and it got steadily worse until it was a deluge, but almost as quick as it started it stopped and after about midday the sun came out and it was a warm beautiful day. We drove the lanes around llandrovery then struck north so we could enter soar mynodd from the west.
A fantastic track that starts low down then climbs extremely steeply to a plateau, once at the end a short sharp rocky drop to the chapel at the bottom which is ideal for lunch because it’s got a carpark, river, chapel with toilet and is in a beautiful spot, only about 5 miles from the west end of strata.

Once we finished at the chapel we headed off to strata which as usual didn’t disappoint, for the uninitiated strata has a little of everything, if driven without any stopping or holdup takes around an hour and a half, it has numerous water crossings, rock climbing, forest,open Moreland and spectacular views.
Our crossing took a little longer because we stopped for a leg stretch and a field repair on Alex’s cooling fan.
Once completed we hooked back up with Andy Sanders group for the reservoir section which at this time of the day was truly spectacular, despite the amount of times I’ve driven this I think this was the best, millpond smooth and sun setting-fantastic!

We finished by parking on the dam and took time for a chat and some photos
By now we realised that we needed to strike for home because it would be 10pm at least before we got there.
After a lovely Chinese from town and a few we’ll earned drinks we retired for bed.
Monday morning brought a late start, full English breakfast and breaking camp followed by a Great trip home in glorious sunshine
A short couple of stops and a final fuel up!

I’m really pleased with the weekend, we’ve received no complaints whatsoever and lots of positive comments throughout.
I’d like to say a special thanks to “team Pearson” who from the start really were a team, despite my reservations concerning children lees family were an absolute pleasure to be with, Stuart and sharon were unfazed at anything and Alex was in his element helping out whenever he could
Katherine who sorted the food and last but not least Charley and Rueben who did lots of gates and drink making!

A genuine heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this trip possible and look out for next years dates!

Kirk Pearson - Chairman - All Terrain UK

 

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Strata Ferry Crossing

From Tim Espley, LowRangers 4x4

"Traveling along Strata Florida with the lowrangers club we encountered a group of 3 walkers that had traversed the mountain footpath and had now got themselves into a position of either, walking back the way they came, or risk the river crossing ( that was not a option with the flow being too much ).

 After having a chat with them  ( they were concerned about any damage it may cause my vehicle ) I agreed to load them into my vehicle and reverse back across to allow them to cross, they were very grateful and full of smiles taking photos as I returned back to the group on the other side. A good example of room for everyone on the lanes without any animosity I think."
 
Strata Ferry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SmartTrail - Kent Area Live

Kent area is now live on SmartTrail

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SmartTrail - Cumbria Area Live

Today the Cumbria area on SmartTrail was updated to live status. 

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Aventure Overland Show

If you havent already committed to joining ATUK for our first show ever, then now is the time to book it in your diaries! (Weekend of 27/28/29 April 2018)

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Appointment of New Rep

All Terrain UK are pleased to announce the appointment of our new West Midlands representative Daniel Evans who will be covering the counties around Birmingham and Coventry to name but a few.

“Dan” has attended most of the Shropshire meets with Marc Rue and has lots of enthusiasm to expand into his “own” area too so please feel free to contact him for anything. He can be contacted by email at … daniel.evans@allterrainuk.com.

Please feel free to approach All Terrain UK if you feel you would like to be part of the team too!

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All Terrain UK Shop

The All Terrain UK Shop is now open for business. It can be found on Facebook here......

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Green Lane Awareness Day

On the 6th of July, the All Terrain Team, with kind permission from The Forestry Commision, ran their first ever Green Lane Awareness workshop.

The event was run at the side of a byway in Kings Forest, with the idea of chatting with other byway users as they passed, and to be able to provide help and advice. It was also a good oppotiunity to test the use of the newly purchased event shelter and banners.

During the day we encounterd horse riders, cycists, motorcyclists and other 4x4 users.

 

 

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Linton Lane

All Terrain UK run their first ever project in Cambridgeshire, which involved a litter clearance operation on the Roman Road in Linton.

The morning was spent clearing rubbish from the end of the laane where there had previously been a traveller encampment. The skip was kindly supplied by South Cambs District Council, voluneterr labour from All Terrain UK with the necessary protective equipment being supplied by All Terrain UK Lane maintence Funds.

Full details can be found here.

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All Terrain UK Member Benefits

  • Local Reps Local lane advice and route planning.
  • Pub Meets Regular pub meets and laning trips.
  • Merchandise Internal All terrain UK vehicle sticker.

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