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Colwell Lane

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Colwell Lane is 1180 meters long (0.73 miles) which took me 8.13 minutes to ride, at an average speed of 5.39 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
  4. Extreme mud
  5. A deadend
  6. Width Restriction (probably not for 4x4 vehicles)
My description:

Experienced riders only. Quite tricky, deep mud. Plenty of water.

Beware of obstacles reports of barbed wire placed at neck height.

Marked as width restriction due to part of the road missing, and lots of obstructions.

Correctly signed at one end only.

This byway is recommended.

Matt said....
 You can a will get 4x4's down here but be prepared for very deep ruts and very slippery and sticky mud!! UNLESS YOU HAVE BIG MUD TERRAIN TYRES DON'T ATTEMPT IT!! YOU WILL GET STUCK!!

Charlie KMQ said....
 Bit drier when I did it, found the barbed wire (wrapped round my sprocket!!)

Alan said....
 TRO notice in my local paper Mid Sussex Times for 6 months due to repairs

Marcos said....
 Went there today and the lane has been blocked by concrete blocks by the council for 6 months.

Chris said....
Went there today & still concrete blocks preventing access. Not sure when Marcos message was added to guestimate how long it has been so far.

Ben said....
 As of November the lane was closed. Reading the TRO it is closed for 6 months from November to April. Don't quote me on the dates though not quite sure

David said....
 08/09/13 Now the TRO is lifted and open to all traffic again. The re-grading means 2WD vehicle could use this lane. Still very pretty and worth doing.
If anyone is interested I'm organising monthly 4x4 green lane days in Sussex.
My aim is to follow in the Onelungwarrior's tracks as a tribute to Sven and all his hard work. (Thank you Steve, god rest your sole)

Ed said....

I would be interested in a monthly green lanes trip, i am burgess hill based

Fivelungwarrior said....
 20/10/2013 TRO 01/10/13 to 01/04/14.
(Please pass on my email address to Ed)

David said....
 Ed e-mail me

Charlie KMQ said....
 TRO winter months for 4x4's, no restrictions for bikes

Booshank said....
 TRO will be lifted 1st April 2015...

Ed said....
 do you guys still have monthly meets or meets at all?

I want to get back into laning, sorry, didnt see your reply in 2013!!!

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