BOAT: Pitch Lane

Location: Thursley Rd, Surrey, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Thursley, Surrey.
  • OS Explorer Map 133, 'Haslemere & Petersfield'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU887390
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 14' 40" W000 73' 40"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  SU887385
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates:  N51 13' 90" W000 73' 40"
  • To see: not much.  
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Tighter than a crude and juvenile joke!
Also know as Pitch Place Road (Surrey County Council Byway 103). Turning south off of Thursley Road, this byway starts out as a driveway serving Pitch Place Farm. Heading southwards the prepared surface soon ends and a sandy surface with a leaf mould covering in places strikes out uphill in a hollow way. Overgrown undergrowth is never a problem either.

Otherwise unremarkable, the only point of real interest on the lane is where a mature tree has fallen across the lane, leaving just (and I do mean just) enough room for a Land Rover Defender 110 to squeeze under with less than an inch to spare (see picture). If you are driving anything taller, or anything with a suspension lift or roof rack you will not fit through and will have to reverse.

Once past this obstacle, the lane continues uphill and soon splits into two slightly diverging paths just before the end. The correct route, following the byway, is the 'right-hand fork'. The undergrowth has closed in just a little, and the surface is a little less well prepared than previously on this lane, but it is by no means an issue and it is an easy drive to the end of the byway on Hyde Lane.

This byway is also featured in Land Rover Owner International magazine's November 2012 issue as byway number 1, and is Surrey County Council's Thursley Byway 103.

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