14th October found us at an off roading event organised by Land Rover Monthly magazine. The trail was a step up from the usual green lanes I’ve driven, on a 3 mile course expertly prepared by the chaps at Experience the Country near Milton Keynes.
There were wooded sections to navigate, through some tight twisty turns between the trees:
There were some very challenging sections which I had to skip, due to ground clearance and the absence of low range and locking diffs on the Freelander. Oh for a Defender or a Disco. (sigh).
There was lots of mud!
Here, we are about to follow this chap over a steep hill:
Some stills from our in-car video:
Terrain Response set to Mud & Ruts throughout and much use made of Hill Decent Control. I continue to be impressed and pleased with the performance of “R2”.
In a carpark full of Land Rovers he felt right at home. Parking Rules Applied.
It was great to be using the Freelander in the environment for which it was designed! And yes, we went round the course several times!
I’d quite like to do it all again!