UCR: Green Lane

Location: Green Ln, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9, UK
  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Location: Aldershot, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 145, 'Guildford & Farnham, Godalming & Farnborough'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU859480
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 22' 50" W000 77' 10"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU858489
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 23' 30" W000 77' 20"
  • To see: Farnham, with its castle, lie nearby to the south-west.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Your intrepid explorers are used to UCRs being deceptively challenging, in some cases almost to the point of a nightmare! This UCR also looks promising on the map, but on going to explore it I am loathe to say it is a total disappointment. 

A greenlane of two halves, the first is barely distinguishable from a normal country lane except for the plethora of pot holes that dot the metaled surface. On passing Crown Lane (which diverges to the right) the second half offers a surface of loose gravel and because of that the pot holes disappear. To highlight how wrong our perceptions were, a chav on a moped followed us all the way up the lane without any effort or evident discomfort on his part! This is not a problem, but since greenlaning is about getting away from the tarmac and enjoying the beautiful English countryside at the same time (nobody can really claim that Aldershot is 'beautiful' and actually mean it), this lane is not really what we are after. Move along.

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