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Lochgilphead Forest Discovery, 18/19 November


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Organised by West Argyll 4x4, with kind permission of West Argyll Forest Commission

Lochgilphead Forest Discovery, 18/19 November


1. Guided track drive with some moderately difficult terrain -- note that some scratching or damage is possible :ph34r:

Vehicle should preferably be equipped with a minimum of good all terrain or mud terrain tyres. This option is available on Saturday, Sunday or both days. Our guide vehicles carry all recovery equipment, which may be required.

2. New to off-roading or own a shiny 4x4 and want to keep it that way :P

You can also join the weekend but your drive will be over different routes and in the company of like-minded owners. The drive for this option will not be a boring gravel forest road outing. Special permission has been given to allow access at some part of your drive to explore the Ardcastle Forest in addition to the huge Kilmichael Forest base. You will drive our mountain route and many other superb tracks over the weekend accompanied by one of our guide vehicles. This is a superb family weekend and with a little care no damage of any kind will be sustained.

COST: (applicable to both options, payable on the day at the meeting point)

One day: £20.00 per vehicle

Two days: £35.00 per vehicle

There will be a night drive on Saturday which is open to all vehicles and begins Saturday evening 8.30pm and will finish approx 11.00pm.

All drives are run under the supervision of experienced club members.

The event meeting point is the forest entry at Birdfield Wood on the A83. This will be clearly signposted on the day. Birdfield Wood is 1.5 miles beyond Minard, driving towards Lochgilphead. Turn in at the cottage with the St Andrews flag, follow track uphill until you reach our quarry control point.

Please aim to arrive no later than 9.30am both days.

Please drive slowly when passing the cottages at entry.

The meeting point grid reference for all GPS buffs reads NR 96202-94560


Myself via the forum by PM or e-mail


IAN HAMILTON either by e-mail: ianon16@tiscali.co.uk, MOBILE: 07785 716928 (between 9am & 5pm) OR 01698 860215 (after 6pm)

Proceeds from this event, as with all past events, will be donated to a local charity. Details of the charity will be agreed with Argyll 4x4 club and the Argyll Forestry management team.

For the avoidance of doubt please note that this event is not related in any way to the Argyll Forest Challenge which is a completely different type of event organised by a completely different bunch of people. On the other hand don't assume, however, that the Lochgilphead Forest Discovery is a namby-pamby drive on gravel tracks -- it ain't :lol:

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