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Tuff Terrains 18th/19th August 2018 is going to be RESCHEDULED

 

Thanks for the interest, we will fit this into next years schedule. Unfortunately August does not work for everyone.

 

 

 

 

This is arguably the best off-road site in the UK. Bernie Pugh’s Tuff Terrains near Llandrindod Wells, Powys, has long been a favourite venue for many UK off-roaders, and some continental European clubs, too.

Located in around 200 acres of remote Welsh countryside, the site has lots of natural and man-made obstacles to challenge even the most experienced drivers and their vehicles. Novices are welcome, but some prior experience is preferred as this site certainly lives up to its name. Bernie is an excellent instructor and always accompanies the group to provide advice and guidance. Help is always at hand.

There is a good mix of terrain including rutted tracks, grassy side slopes, dark woods, swamps, shale ledges, steep hills and hidden valleys. Conditions can vary depending on the weather and time of year. In summer, the site is very green and the foliage grows quickly which can make this a scratchy site for some. There is usually plenty of deep, muddy water around so it is advisable to come prepared for being stuck in it. Loppers would be handy if you want to do some pruning.

The day usually starts in what some call the ‘Play Area’. This is an area of ground at the edge of a hill that has a number of man-made obstacles where Bernie has the chance to quietly assess drivers and vehicles before moving on to more challenging parts of the site. If necessary, Bernie will split the group into two so that the more experienced can go off ahead with a guide. This enables him to spend more time with those that will benefit from one-to-one instruction. If you have the opportunity to invite Bernie to ride with you to be the lead vehicle, do so.

The site has some very challenging terrain and is not really suitable for low-hanging painted plastic bumpers. If you think that pushing your bumper into the ground will damage it then this site is probably not for your vehicle. However, many Grand Cherokees (WG) have visited this site without incurring any appreciable damage. Mud Terrain or All Terrain tyres are strongly recommend. Four wheel drive and low ratio transfer case are essential.

There is a tradition on sunny days to try to get to the top of the hill for lunch. There are fantastic views up there and it is nice to spend lunchtime relaxing on the grass so bring a packed lunch with you. There is a petrol station with a shop and cafe at the nearby village of Crossgates if you would rather buy food on the way.

Camping is available near the farm house and is considered part of the experience by many. There are a number of local B&Bs, Inns and Hotels in Llandrindod if you prefer more comfort. Nearer the time, attendees should discuss beforehand making a group reservation at a local pub/restaurant for an evening meal as these usually make a good Saturday evening out.

If you have a Jeep with lots of modifications, or a winch, but are not really sure of how to use it, let the organisers know either beforehand or on arrival. This will be the day that you find out how.

Book either day or both. £40 per day.

 

JOC Team

 

Vince

 

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This is a gr8 site which I haven't been to for 10 yrs or so. All being well I'll be there. Phil

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Has nobody signed up for this yet or has the list just not been updated?? Sadly, can’t do this weekend and have not been to this site myself but it looks a really good event. There’s a load of great lanes within easy reach of here, would be an ideal one to combine with some Wales Laning. Book a day at the site for 40 quid and do a day’s quality laning the other day, sounds a good weekend! 

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Hi Tim,

 

Correct on all counts looks a great site that needs a different date.

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EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO TOO MANY SCHEDULE CLASHES.

 

Have a great rest of summer and we shall reschedule.....when more mud is available!!

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Sun baked mud is great although the hard ground between ruts can be punishing on whatever comes into contact with it.

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22 hours ago, V said:

Sun baked mud is great although the hard ground between ruts can be punishing on whatever comes into contact with it.

 

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The rain has arrived = any news on this!
I'm South Wales based and the jeep has seen mud for month ;-(

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