Green Lane Sanctuary
We went to Yorkshire for the weekend. 3 families including ours to a little place, quaint and basic.
Green lanes typically refer to unsurfaced or minimally surfaced roads or tracks that are often used for off-road driving, our options in the UK are limited when we talk about off-roading, so to the green lanes we go to overland and test our 4×4’s capability. Finding a budget friendly base to enjoy the green lanes in our national parks is something to be celebrated. We’ve found a hidden gem that can be enjoyed by many, and we think if you’re doing a coast-to-coast trip, this venue is perfect for a two night overnight stop, where you can enjoy a little rest and recuperation.
Scar House Bunk House is a remote and basic accommodation located in the Nidderdale area of Yorkshire, UK. Take a closer look at howsteangorge.co.uk.
It’s situated near Scar House Reservoir and is basic with one toilet, one shower, a simple kitchen and beds for 14 people, and space outside for tents. The area around Scar House Reservoir is known for its scenic beauty, making it a great spot for nature lovers and photographers. Dead Man’s Hill and In Moor Lane (both green lanes) sit either side of the accommodation, making this spot a remote location nestled between adventure.
We stumbled upon this as a place to stay on a recent trip through from Yorkshire to the Lakes, the BBQ, space and simplicity make for an easy 5* review from us.
Mega Weekend at the Festival of Speed.
The Good Wood Festival of Speed is an extraordinary celebration of automotive excellence that captivates enthusiasts and casual visitors alike with its exhilarating blend of speed, craftsmanship, and history. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Goodwood House, this unparalleled event brings together a mesmerizing array of iconic vehicles from past and present, from roaring supercars to vintage classics, all showcasing their unparalleled power and beauty. With breathtaking displays of racing prowess, daring stunts, and thrilling exhibitions, combined with the opportunity to witness legendary drivers in action, the Festival of Speed is an unmissable experience that ignites a passion for automotive innovation and leaves an indelible impression on all who attend.
Paul Lundstrom, the co-driver to Rob Butler of Off-Road Armoury/Dirt Nationals, possesses a deep-seated passion for the 4×4 arena, where he thrives in the exhilarating world of off-road racing. While Paul immerses himself in the excitement of the off-road scene, his family finds enjoyment in a different aspect of the event—the Action Sports Arena and the Family Activities found on each stand. This year, they were particularly delighted by Porsche’s offering of Lego as an engaging activity, allowing them to indulge in creative building and play while being surrounded by the electrifying atmosphere of the festival. This harmonious combination of individual interests and family enjoyment creates a well-rounded experience for all, making the event memorable for Paul and his loved ones alike.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed offers a wonderful camping experience for families, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the festival atmosphere. Families can set up their tents or bring their caravans to the designated camping areas, which provide a sense of community and camaraderie among fellow attendees. In the evenings, as the sun sets over the Goodwood Estate, spectacular fireworks display light up the night sky, creating a breathtaking visual spectacle that adds an extra touch of magic to the event. The dazzling array of colours and patterns cascading above the festival grounds creates a sense of wonder and excitement for both children and adults alike. It’s a perfect way to end each day of the festival, fostering a shared experience and cherished memories for families to treasure long after the event concludes.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed typically spans four days, from Thursday to Sunday, offering an extended and immersive experience for attendees. However, this year, unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled due to weather warnings. Safety is of paramount importance, and the organisers made the difficult decision to prioritise the well-being of participants and visitors. While the cancellation was undoubtedly disappointing, it is a testament to the responsible and cautious approach taken to ensure everyone’s welfare. Despite the setback, enthusiasts can eagerly look forward to future editions of the festival, where they can once again revel in the exhilarating displays of speed, marvel at automotive marvels, and partake in the vibrant atmosphere that makes the Goodwood Festival of Speed such a remarkable event. See you there next year!
Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
11 – 14 July 2024
When are tickets available?
Tickets for the Festival of Speed will be available at 0900hrs on Monday 6 November 2023. Stay tuned for further updates and reminders. Join their Mailing List and Ours!