Recently the Four Wheel Drive Club paid a visit to the Country Park to bbq and camp after a day spent on the County’s byways and green-lanes.

The club is based in the South East but membership is open to anyone anywhere.

The aim of the club is to provide a fun and friendly place to exchange knowledge, advice and adventures with all owners, whether they have never before taken their tyres off-road or are serious mud-pluggers.

As well as using the bbq and camping facilities at the Park they have an annual ‘trial’ which takes place in Head Down adjacent to QE Forest.

The idea behind the event is to test a drivers skill and control of their vehicle as they try to navigate a series of obstacles at slow speed. 

For more information about the club go to http://www.fourwheeldriveclub.com  

Details about the bbq sites can be found on the Park’s web-site at http://www.hants.gov.uk/qecp   

Club vehicle

Club vehicle

This weekend the Park had a visit from the Four Wheel Drive Club whose members were taking part in some green laning along the local rights of way network. There followed an evening bbq and social event with many members camping overnight on site.

The club was formed relatively recently and is based in the South East. Regular events are staged both home and abroad throughout the year from simple laning days for the inexperienced to ‘pay and play’ for the adventurous. Social evenings and bbqs are always part of the programme.

With such large powerful vehicles safety is always top priority and the club follows the GLASS code of conduct when on rights of way and has its own environmental policy posted on their web-site. Owning a 4WD is not essential to membership.

Club members at the Coneyacres bbq site

Club members at the Coneyacres bbq site

For more information go to http://www.fourwheeldriveclub.com

For details about GLASS, which is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way, look on their web-site at www.glass-uk.com