The Billing Off Road Show
Unfortunately we had to cancel our stand at the malvern Show due to unforeseen circumstances, however we will be at the Billing Show. The stand will be manned by GLASS reps and members with a wealth of knowledge and experience who will be happy to talk to you about what GLASS is, what we do and the benefits of membership.
Who we are
Formed in 1995, GLASS is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way. We are a not for profit association dedicated to driving, protecting and researching our unique heritage of unsurfaced public highways. We promote legal and responsible driving as a way of enjoying the countryside, campaign against irresponsible use and aim to keep them open for all to use.
What we do
On a local or county level, we meet for ‘Laning’ trips that are organised in accordance with our code of conduct. We campaign against illegal obstructions and for all routes to be correctly signed and recorded.
GLASS attempts to keep you informed of what’s happening to our rights of way up and down the country by means of our monthly bulletins, web forum and through an organisational structure of area representatives. We also publish a magazine twice a year.
GLASS helps educate all users to utilise the network sensibly and sustainably, where problems do exist, we take an integral role in rights of way management. We provide a voice for users of unsurfaced Rights of Way either through our area representatives talking to local highway authorities or our national officers getting our point of view over to the Government, the Press and others.
Glass offers its members access to information and advice, a bi-annual magazine, monthly digital bulletins and full access to TrailWise, our comprehensive on-line database of rights of way in Great Britain.
We also have a network of local representatives who can offer local knowledge and ideas on route planning to our members.
Members website and forum
Member discounts on selected suppliers
Member of LARA, with a voice at government level
Lane based projects
One of the major benefits of membership is having full access to Trailwise, our national database of rights of way.
On the stand our team will be demonstrating the use and features of trailwise. This database enables you to search on its map for rights of way, display the details in either google maps or OS maps format and by clicking on any particular track further details are the available as to status, location, any temporary or permanent restrictions and gives access to user entered information (useful guide as to condition of the lane, type of surface, difficulty etc). You can even search lanes live on OS mapping!
All in all an invaluable tool when route planning for a green lane trip or just checking out an individual lane.
Come and meet us
If you are attending any of the shows we are at, do please come and meet us – a warm welcome and lots of useful information awaits you.
While you’re there why not join up to enjoy all the benefits of membership and know that as a member you are playing your part in supporting all the work we do on both a local and national level.
The following are links to the shows that we will be attending in 2018.
Help is always appreciated!