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Vert Wood Road


See the video/comment on youtube.

Vert Wood Road is 2610 meters long (1.62 miles) which took me 6.25 minutes to ride, at an average speed of 15.55 mph. It is a BOAT (byway open to all traffic). You can expect to find:

  1. A non tarmac surface
  2. Deep Ruts
  3. Deep water
My description:

Very deep puddles, beware.

Lovely track through the woods. Many 4x4 vehicles ride illegally, don't let this great track get tro'd!

This byway is recommended.


Matt said....
 Nice long one fairly straight forward but can get very muddy. quite hard under surface mud


nelly said....
 As you say - lots of 4x4 activity in the woods off to the sides - and lately quite a bit of fly-tipping. The track itself is very muddy in the Winter in places, with a couple of pretty deep puddles - up above the door sills on my 110. Elsewhere though, it's pretty flat, and even concreted at one end.
In the Summer it's pretty dry and dusty, but rain fills the holes pretty quickly and it doesn't drain too fast through the Wealden clay, so don't expect it to be totally dry. Watch out for the lane to cross halfway along.


Charlie KMQ said....
 Very nice lane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN1_T6HUWfY


Tallbike said....
 Driven on 10-08-12. A fantastic green lane and definitely number 1 on the 'You got to try this lane!' list! As described by posters above but I wasn't prepared for how technical you have to drive this lane. The standard Vitara with all-terrain tyres reached its operational limit both in traction on tyres and with the riding height of the vehicle, did managed to ground the Vit out on a few bits. There are some rocks/stones proud of the mud and plenty of water. Spent all of the lane in Low 4WD ticking along in 2nd. Stay in the groove, the main driving line and most half decent 4x4 will make it through just fine. Well documented Mr Onelugwarrior! One of my favourite Green lanes now!


Tallbike said....
 Driven on 10-08-12. A fantastic green lane and definitely number 1 on the 'You got to try this lane!' list! As described by posters above but I wasn't prepared for how technical you have to drive this lane. The standard Vitara with all-terrain tyres reached its operational limit both in traction on tyres and with the riding height of the vehicle, did managed to ground the Vit out on a few bits. There are some rocks/stones proud of the mud and plenty of water. Spent all of the lane in Low 4WD ticking along in 2nd. Stay in the groove, the main driving line and most half decent 4x4 will make it through just fine. Well documented Mr Onelugwarrior! One of my favourite Green lanes now!


nicko said....
 I went to ride this today but it has a TRO sign at the Shortgate Lane end so i didnt. The sign stated it would be closed for repairs for about 6 months.


Fivelungwarrior said....
 20/10/2013 TRO (Full regarding)01/10/2013 to 01/04/14


Fivelungwarrior said....
 20/10/2013 TRO (Full regarding)01/10/2013 to 01/04/14


Asp383 said....
 Drove this 9/9/15 from Shortgate to Whitesmith.Back when I used to drive it in the Land Rover club back in the '90s, we just called it Whitesmith lane. This has been resurfaced, so any car can drive it, there are gates along it & drop bollards at the Whitesmith end. ESCC ROW maps showing it as closed, but not listed as closed when clicking on the closed ROW's


Asp383 said....
 Drove this 9/9/15 from Shortgate to Whitesmith.Back when I used to drive it in the Land Rover club back in the '90s, we just called it Whitesmith lane. This has been resurfaced, so any car can drive it, there are gates along it & drop bollards at the Whitesmith end. ESCC ROW maps showing it as closed, but not listed as closed when clicking on the closed ROW's


Asp383 said....
 Drove this again today (31/9/15) but recorded it this time to show it's current condition. my video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0OXCPM0spg


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