Category Green Lanes

Guide to finding Green Lanes

Although technically there is no legal definition of a greenlane it is generally accepted to be a road without a sealed surface. This can be anything from sand, mud, gravel, even underwater.

The term ‘Offroad’ is a bit misleading as green lanes are subject to the same laws as all roads – the vehicle (either bike or 4×4 etc) must be fully road-legal and must have:

  •  display a current road vehicle l...
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Which routes / Green lanes can I use??

Which routes / Green lanes can I use??  This is a question often asked.

Many Green Lanes are classed as A Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) which have proven rights for motor vehicles how ever many 4×4 and off roaders also regularly use a number of unsurfaced unclassified roads (UURs) which have possible, but unproven, rights for motor vehicles...

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Using Green Lanes in the North East, Cleveland and North Yorkshire

The use of motor and 4×4 vehicles on the ‘green lanes’  is an emotive issue, and is offen a source of complaint by residents and visitors alike. Irresponsible and illegal use of these green lane had make the situation worse.

The National Park Authority has worked with the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), county councils and conservation bodies to produce guidance to all user of green lanes in 4×4’s...

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