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I finally managed to get my new truck off road at the weekend. Myself, my bro' and a mate decided to take a trip up to the Peak District, not far from where I live, to check out a few new lanes.

What a day! Fantastic weather, breath taking scenery, superb trails, pretty villages and no breakdowns.
Anyone who owns a Series Landrover will know what I mean by this:Once you have done the first really rocky lane, your springs loosen up nicely. This makes the Landrove a delight to drive on the road bits in betwwen the Lanes. There was a certain satisfaction from hustling a Series along at a fair pace (nudging 75 in places) along twisty Derbyshire Peak roads.

My brother took his little Suzuki Vitara (I think its called something else in America) along to see what it could do. I was honestly impressed! :eek: It went everywhere we went in the Landrovers without too much bother, just needed a lot more revs to get up the really steep sections. I would have been a different story had it been wet though.

All in all an excellent day out.
 

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I assume you mean that very grand building. Thats not a castle-its someones house! :eek: Well it used to be. It was Sir Richard Arkwrights house. He was a leading industrialist in the area circa about 1770. He helped revolutionise the cotton industry here in the UK.
 

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very nice indeed

Great shots! Dare I use the word beautiful? I could only imagine how old some of those stone walls are? Thanks for sharing those and making me feal like I need a vacation :drink1:

#9 is a nice candidate for the calendar :D
 

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Wow!! That is some amazing scenery! Nice rovers, I bet it felt good to take her out for the first time!


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Still part of the areas history though. What was mined in the area? Just curious.
I'm far from an expert in CO history, but the gold boom or 'rush' of the 1850's was what kicked it off. Later, silver, lead & zinc were mined,,,among other minerals, I'm sure. The Rockies were (are?) rich in minerals. Not much mining going on now, though. For those who are historic-mining-town/ghost-town buffs, this is definately a great place to combine 4-wheeling with site-seeing. There are some preserved, historic mines from around the turn of the century. Also, for those who are train buffs, there's a lot here to see. There is an authentic fully-functional steam locamotive in Georgetown that is open during the summer: the 'Georgetown Loop' railroad.
 

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Thanks for the pics........I love when people post photos from off roading trips, the trucks look outstanding.
 

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CERB!!!! Where in the P.D is that??? Looks like Buxton area??? Looks absolutely stunning. Could you let me know where that was as we are going to the peak district Bank Holiday week and would love to add that route to our trip. Would be very thankful :) .The landys look great in that scenery.Hell they look good without it. :D
 

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CERB!!!! Where in the P.D is that??? Looks like Buxton area??? Looks absolutely stunning. Could you let me know where that was as we are going to the peak district Bank Holiday week and would love to add that route to our trip. Would be very thankful .The landys look great in that scenery.Hell they look good without it.
Series 3 Guy, All the lanes and pretty places shown are on Ordnance Survey Map OL1 and in a band starting at Castleton and heading east towards Hathersage.

There is an extremely high possibility of me and a few buddies being up in the Peaks that weekend. Perhaps we could team up somewhere in Castleton. My Bro' Scott, the chap with the Vitara, has just bought an ex military 109 so he was going to pop his Landrover off roading cherry. However, his wife is due to give birth around that time so its in the hands of the Gods for him.
Could you imagine the phone conversation:
Wife: "Scott, get home now, my contractions have started!"
Scott: "Ok dear, I'll see you in about 3 hours time."
Wife: "F*&%ing B$%^!*d! get your motherf£$%&*ng ar5e home right now-Im in f*&^ing pain here!"

Strange how women develop tourettes syndrome during childbirth! :confused :eek:

I see you brought a little Viagra along
Scott obviousely doesn't need it! :D ;)
 

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Series 3 Guy, All the lanes and pretty places shown are on Ordnance Survey Map OL1 and in a band starting at Castleton and heading east towards Hathersage.

There is an extremely high possibility of me and a few buddies being up in the Peaks that weekend. Perhaps we could team up somewhere in Castleton. My Bro' Scott, the chap with the Vitara, has just bought an ex military 109 so he was going to pop his Landrover off roading cherry. However, his wife is due to give birth around that time so its in the hands of the Gods for him.
Could you imagine the phone conversation:
Wife: "Scott, get home now, my contractions have started!"
Scott: "Ok dear, I'll see you in about 3 hours time."
Wife: "F*&%ing B$%^!*d! get your motherf£$%&*ng ar5e home right now-Im in f*&^ing pain here!"

Strange how women develop tourettes syndrome during childbirth! :confused :eek:


Scott obviousely doesn't need it! :D ;)
Sounds like a good idea. Ill see what plans we have and maybe meet up for some laning! My other half has tourettes full time anyway,I'm used to it. :)
 

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Beautiful pictures! We don't have much like that around my area... out west but not around here.
 
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