NEW FOREST & SOLENT AREA

For members in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

Area Rep: James Williams

My main Land Rover is a 1966 Land Rover Series 2A 109”, 2.25 petrol. I bought this from eBay back in 2008 for the grand sum of £100 from a farm in Surrey. It spent its former life working on many diary farms in Suffolk.  When ‘Harriet’ came to me she needed restoration. Since then, we have been on many adventures on and off the road. She has travelled to Land Rover rallies all over Europe, and in 2014 myself and some friends took our Series 2A’s to the Arctic Circle via Norway. She has travelled far and wide on many green lane trips & camping weekends, and has recently completed a tour of Southern Ireland. To me, she is a road trip & exploration vehicle and is there to be used.

My other Land Rover is a 1979 Series 3 Lightweight, which I mainly use for greenlaning and driving when I am servicing the 109”.

Best Land Rover experience: Too many to list! It probably must be the adventure & camaraderie with fellow club members when exploring new green lanes far from home and finally getting to that local pub in time for dinner.

Best advice if buying a leaf sprung Land Rover: Always make sure the chassis & bulkhead are as solid as possible. Everything else is easy to repair or replace. Do not be afraid to crawl underneath and have a poke with a screwdriver or tap with a hammer to prove that it is solid.

Owning a classic Land Rover is a way of life. Someone once told me. You do not break down in old cars, you just get inconvenienced.

Also, one man’s rust is another man’s light corrosion.


Contact: newforest@series123club.co.uk

August
Thursday 31st August
Pub Meet
The Bakers Arms, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JF

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 7pm
September
Wednesday 6th September
Pub Meet
The Fox and Goose
Blandford Road
Coombe Bisset
Salisbury
SP5 4LE

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 19:00
https://www.foxandgoose-coombebissett.co.uk/
Thursday 28th September
Pub Meet
The Bakers Arms, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JF

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 7pm
October
Wednesday 4th October
Pub Meet
The Fox and Goose
Blandford Road
Coombe Bisset
Salisbury
SP5 4LE

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 19:00
https://www.foxandgoose-coombebissett.co.uk/
Thursday 26th October
Pub Meet
The Bakers Arms, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JF

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 7pm
 
November
Wednesday 1st November
Pub Meet
The Fox and Goose
Blandford Road
Coombe Bisset
Salisbury
SP5 4LE

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 19:00
https://www.foxandgoose-coombebissett.co.uk/
Sunday 26th November

Dorset Scenic Drive - Cerne Abbas

We shall meet at circa 10:00 at OS Grid Reference: ST 78323 05947.

I have attached a map showing the start point location for those of you who aren't map geeks. :)

Or if you are really modern you can search for Bulbarrow Hill on Google or follow this link:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/TFZPhXE1GvmDweKA8

For reference this is the car park/large lay-by on top of Wooland Hill. Some of you may well have had your packed lunch here on many a Sixpenny Scenic drive in years gone by.
Bring flasks and cakes. We shall bumble around on country roads finishing at the pub in Cerne Abbas. There will be NO Greenlanes. This will ALL be tarmac.
Thursday 30th November
Pub Meet
The Bakers Arms, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JF

Pie & Pint /Spares swapping.

Time: 7pm
 
December
Friday 8th December
New Forest & Solent Christmas Meal
The Yew Tree Inn, Odstock, Salisbury, SP5 4JE
Time: 18:30

Please register your interest. Menus will be emailed out nearer the time.
 
January
Sunday 7th January
New Forest & Solent New Years Run - Salisbury Plain


Our usual run on Salisbury Plain to test the mud and see how deep the water is! You are advised to bring basic recovery gear and WD40 if you are a petrol.
Meet opposite the Co-Op Petrol Station at 10:00.
Solstice Park, Mid Summer Pl, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7SQ
You are advised to fill up before we set out. Bring packed lunch and a flask.


   
 
February
   
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