Our UK-based adventure travel weekend is a two-day journey across the byways and drove roads of the ancient land of Wessex. Following our ancestors' footprints we will see ancient stone circles, white horses, barrows and hill forts, enjoying the sense of space and freedom that only a trip across such an uninhabited land can bring.
All the routes used are Byways Open to All Traffic (BOAT) approved following continual liaison the local Rights Of Way Office prior to the trip. The overall route will cover between 50 and 70 miles each day on a mixture of roads and tracks.
We also spend time exploring the military training area on Salisbury Plain. This area is criss-crossed with tracks but only a selection are rights of way and route finding can be tricky so here's where your guide earns his money! Military exercises may be in operation so there may well be other off-road vehicles (mostly green!) sharing our journey.
Our campsite for both nights has great facilities with a licenced restaurant serving evening meals and most importantly, great breakfasts!
Under-body protection (diff guards) on your vehicle may be an advantage, but by no means essential as the route has been designed not to damage you or your vehicle, although minor brush scratches may occur on some of the narrower tracks. Track selection is dependent on the weather and ground conditions. As some tracks have fords and the odd puddle, wading plugs and a pair of wellies may be advisable. Atlas Overland guides and their fully equipped support vehicles will be on hand to coach, advise and help throughout.