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    Default Green Laning - Off-Roading in Scotland

    Googling this tends to indicate there is nothing in scotland, but just wonder if anyone know if there are any links or resources to taking motorbikes off-road, primarily looking for routes.

    I considering an old classic that was designed for off-road use, there would not be much sense in purchasing it without some reasonable routes to get the full benefits of such a bike.
    Just looking for places i can potter about on, slowly.

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    Plenty of forestry roads but whether you are allowed to use them is a different matter. Most tracks belong to the landowner and the right to roam legislation doesn't cover vehicular access and I don't think there are many, if any, RUPPs (Roads Uses as Public Paths) in Scotland.

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    And it seems that in England RUPPs since May 2006 have been redesignated as restricted byways providing right of way to walkers, horse riders and cyclists and other non-mechanically propelled vehicles.
    Look for byways (open to all traffic) on your Ordnance Survey maps, represented by rows of red crosses and short dashes +-+-+-+-+

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    All illegal without the land owners permission been doing it for years though forestry plantations tracks through woods but as i said not legal in Scotland no vehicular access
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    Met a bloke at the MOT station with a road legal trick Suzuki enduro bike. I asked him the very same question re legality of off roading. His solution was to carry one of his wife's shower caps to cover his reg plate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s4 alan View Post
    Met a bloke at the MOT station with a road legal trick Suzuki enduro bike. I asked him the very same question re legality of off roading. His solution was to carry one of his wife's shower caps to cover his reg plate!
    Yep it can be a good idea as ramblers like nothing better than calling the cops
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