All about the club
An opportunity to test your, road legal, Land Rover driving skills against other club members, on private land and in a non-threatening atmosphere. The objective to drive as far around a course of ‘gates’ without hitting a cane (gate) or stopping.
Are a less challenging competitive event which gives non-licensed drivers from 13yrs the opportunity join in with a club activity and less experienced drivers to ability to have a go! In these events children are permitted to be passengers, with some limitations. Like a trial but with less hills & obstacles.
Fun & games in a Land rover as opposed to on a horse!
Held at The Chequers Inn, Lytchett Matravers, on the first Friday of the month. Come along for a pint, great food & some land rover chat. We try to have the occasional quiz & even the odd talk.
Promotional Days (driving/open days)
Are a non-competitive activity which are intended to introduce drivers to the off-road experience with their family. Usually driving around a course with varying terrain & courses depending on their difficulties (easy, med & hard).
We run the occasional treasure hunt on public roads for upto 12 vehicles at any time (legally) which can also include the odd green lane.
The ‘Piston Broke Trophy’ has also been added to our annual events.
Something to try & get the girls involved! The boys normally lend their landies out to let the girls try all the different types of vehicle over some courses & tracks with the odd bit of mud thrown in. A very enjoyable day out for all involved. 2012 saw us raising money for charity & opening up the event to non members & sponsership. We raised over £1500 for ‘Ickle Pickles’.
For both caravan and tent owners, these provide the opportunity to meet other members in a relaxed atmosphere, do some sight-seeing, and maybe even explore some green-lanes around the site. Venues are usually in the South, but we have even ventured as far as the north Yorkshire moors once! The club can obtain camping permits to allow camping in non-registered sites.
Are regularly attended by the club such as the Yeovil Festival of Transport, Bovington Classic Car Show, and many others throughout the year. They give proud owners the chance to meet other enthusiasts and enjoy an informal atmosphere.
Are perfect occasions for the whole family to enjoy fresh air and good food- and perhaps a little Land Rover talk!
The Club keeps up-to-date maps of legal vehicular rights of way in Dorset, Wiltshire and other areas of Britain, and organises work parties (in cooperation with the local council) to maintain these ancient highways. Responsible exploration of the countryside by small groups is encouraged. The Club is represented on the Dorset County Council Rights of Way Committee. The Club is affiliated to the Green Lane Association (GLASS) and fully supports its attempts to ensure that vehicular rights to the countryside are maintained.
We have a green lane officer who is responsible for organizing days out on byways around our county & promotes responsible off roading.
The club also has the odd mystery drive, fun / training days – in fact almost any event that is requested by our members. We may be able to give you technical help & advice, and obtain discounts from a number of parts and service suppliers and insurance companies normally offer discounts for our members (around 10%). Details are given in the Club Newsletter, which is delivered six times a year free of charge to members.
The club is an ALRC (Association of Land Rover Clubs) member and runs events under association rules. The club is also a member of the MSA (Motor Sports Association) and club events are run under MSA permits and are covered by MSA Insurance.