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White Dyke


See the video/comment on youtube.

White Dyke is 1250 meters long (0.78 miles) which took me 17.37 minutes to ride, at an average speed of 2.69 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. Ford crossing (stream or river)
My description:

I put ford crossing, although you don't cross a river it often IS a river.

VERY rutted.

VERY wet.

OFTEN seen 4x4 vehicles abandoned.

Don't try this in the winter months unless you're nuts.

This byway is recommended.


Charlie KMQ said....
 Quite a bit different when I did it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HFPDhmcg1g


Nelly said....
 Driven (4x4) 31.12.10:

I agree - in Winter this is nigh-on impassable in a 4X4 - such is the nature of the levels! There is a lot of water and it is very, very, deeply rutted. Definitely NOT to be travelled alone in a 4x4, and even if with a group, make sure people have recovery equipment - winch etc. Any LR Defender without lifted suspension will definitely bottom out in the ruts and need recovery (from personal experience!). I drove between two well equipped vehicles in my unmodified 110 and needed pulling out on at least half a dozen occasions. The drainage channels either side of the track had also been recently dredged, leaving a lot of weed & reeds on the route, which we had to manually clear when they impeded progress. On reflection, it was a bad decision on the part of our group to attempt the lane. As someone relatively new to 4x4s and greenlaning I trusted the others' opinions. However, I personally don't like to make so much impact on the route, making ruts worse etc., since the people who work the land need access more than we do. I won't be driving this lane until the Summer.


paully said....
 hi iv got a joyner buggy 650cc
i went down there on the 7/8/15 and iv just watched the video and it has changed now lucky enough i went down there and its dry but though the winter time i wouldn't go there without other 4x4 users there are some pretty deep holes down there and when they are filled with water it would come just above my belly im 5.9 height as well and its a one way track for 4x4s as well so when u have gone down there keep ur fingers crossed and hope for best. coz u are not turning round


paully said....
 hi iv got a joyner buggy 650cc
i went down there on the 7/8/15 and iv just watched the video and it has changed now lucky enough i went down there and its dry but though the winter time i wouldn't go there without other 4x4 users there are some pretty deep holes down there and when they are filled with water it would come just above my belly im 5.9 height as well and its a one way track for 4x4s as well so when u have gone down there keep ur fingers crossed and hope for best. coz u are not turning round


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