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Weekends at the "5 Pillars"

2007. What is happening?

Sadly, earlier this year the owner of the site died after a long illness. Until the inheritance is sorted out and the new owner has decided what to do with it, no bookings are being taken for 2007.
All existing bookings for 2006 are being honoured.

About 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Cambrai towards Paris is a spectacular off road site called "The Five Pillars".

It covers a huge area of woods containing an old quarry and has has 2 kilometers of underground roadways which can be driven, though not with a large roof rack fitted.

It featured recently in the Land Rover Owner International magazine when they drove a Discovery 3 through the underground tunnels, and got a Defender 130 stuck in one of the many mud holes.

We used the site in December 2005 for the Channel Hopping Winch Challenge, and all the competitors were most impressed by the site.

The Five Pillars is a spectacular site, with steep climbs through the trees, mud holes, and everything you need for some challenging off roading. Although a winch is not necessary, it would be useful especially if it is wet. Strong towing points will be necessary,

The site has something for everyone here. There are some relatively easy tracks through the woods around the site, although they are narrow and over grown, and where ever you go on the site you risk bramble scratches. There are also the 2 kilometers of underground tunnels which are fascinating to drive through.


There are also near vertical climbs, many starting from mud holes, and plenty of other very difficult sections.

There is also plenty of room for clubs to set out their own "trials" sections, or to hold "challenge" events.

I first came to this site 5 years ago when the Suzuki National Trial Championships were held on the site, and even in a dry Summer it was challenging for modified Suzuki's.

We are going to operate several weekends throughut the year which will be based at the "Five Pillars" .

These will be different from our normal tours in that they will not be all-inclusive.

The package includes a 5 day return ferry fare for 1 vehicle and passengers from the UK (Dover Calais), 2 nights camping, and 2 days unlimited use of the site.

The price is euros €350.00 (approx £238.00) per car.


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During 2006 we will also be operating some all inclusive tours, with hotel accommodation ans some meals. We will post details soon.

There is a large area available for camping. There are only basic facilities available, and there is also a large covered eating area, and a barbecue area. The local villages has some shops, including a bakery, but there are supermarkets a few miles away from the site. For those who do not want to camp; there is a full range of hotels in nearby Compiegne and Noyon, including the Formula 1 hotels, which can be booked directly on line on their English Language web site. The Formula 1 hotels have to be booked directly by you, as you need the same credit card with which used to make the booking to gain access to your room.

We can provide a list of other hotels in the area. There is wide range of restaurants to cover most tastes in the area.

We will be operating some weekends in 2006, but we can operate midweek tours (between Monday and Friday) provided we have a minimum number of 5 vehicles.

For our weekend tours we have the exclusive use of the site, and we must have a minimum of 10 vehicles to run the weekend.

These weekends are ideal for clubs, and if you wish to trailer vehicles here, there is ample parking space for the trailers.

Contact us for prices for a weekend with a 4x4 and trailer

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