OFF-ROAD UK in Aug has moved from Kirton to Stainby


"OFF-ROAD UK" has changed venue ... please spread the word!

Yep, the rumours were true - Kirton Quarry is to close. "OFF-ROAD UK" has therefore been forced to move to a new location.

The event website will be updated in the next couple of days, meanwhile please read the following Press Release released to the media Fri 20th May for the latest news:-


“OFF-ROAD UK” scheduled for 20th – 21st August 2005, the weekend before August Bank Holiday, the all-marques Lincolnshire-based off-road event that supersedes the National 4x4 Show has been forced to move venue from Kirton Quarry near Lincoln to Stainby Quarry near Grantham.

Organiser Tom McGuigan explains - “Like a lot of sites these days, the owners of Kirton Quarry realised that off-roading could be the answer to derelict land by providing an income. Subsequently, greed reared its ugly head resulting in the resident off-road centre’s annual rent being tripled at a stroke to £36,000! The outcome? Clearly impossible to pay the additional charges, there are no winners for the quarry is due to close in June”.

Fortunately for “OFF-ROAD UK” enthusiast Jon Weston came to the rescue by providing the replacement venue at Stainby Quarry. Located on the B676 just off the Grantham-Stamford section of the A1 [OS grid ref. 491049,323025] it is approx. 8 miles south of Grantham, 24 miles north west of Peterborough, 11 miles east of Melton Mowbray.

Featuring all the old favourites such as a “200ft Mud Run, easy/medium/hard off-road courses, off-road passenger rides, trade stands, Land Rover and 4x4 autojumble, radio control 4x4 models, club displays, military vehicle displays and classic commercials, “OFF-ROAD UK” welcomes all ‘road legal’ Land Rovers, Jap 4x4’s, Jeeps, quads and all-wheel-drive trucks. Day admission £6 adult, £2 child (under 16 yrs) 10am – 5pm Sat & Sun

Log on to or phone 01406 493144 / 07958 216266 for camping, trade or admission details.


As for anyone who has already booked, I shall be writing to everybody over the next few days giving them the choice of moving to the new venue, or if now too far, reimbursing their booking fee in full. Also, as the Stainby prices are all lower (day visitors / camping / off-road course) they may even be entitled to a slight rebate! Every cloud?

Had a chat with Steve Wells (proprietor of Tomcat Motorsport / Lincs LRC / LRM journalist / etc.) at LRO Driffield Show and he reckons Stainby Quarry is okay. Obviously it's not as big as Kirton (baring the wilds of Scotland or Wales nothing I have seen that's accessible in the UK is as big as Kirton) but more than good enough for an off-road bash!

Thanks for letting me inform folks via this forum.

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Still getting calls for the previous venue, so with just over a week to go this is a quick reminder that OFF-ROAD UK changed venue earlier this year from Kirton to Stainby Quarry near Colsterworth, Lincolnshire NG33 5QP.

Venue located on the B676 just off the Grantham-Stamford section of the A1 [OS grid ref. 491049,323025] approx. 6 miles south of Grantham, 24 miles north west of Peterborough, 8 miles east of Melton Mowbray.

Featuring a host of activities, the event includes:-

An off-road course suitable for novices with medium/hard options en route
a 200ft Mud Run
off-road passenger rides
trade stands
Land Rover and 4x4 autojumble
radio control 4x4 models
club displays
military vehicle displays
classic commercials
Lawn Mower Racing Demo Area
kids amusements
camping field
beer tent (with decent prices) incl. Saturday night live music
all-day breakfasts, etc. also with decent prices
… and so much more!

Land Rovers, Jap 4x4’s, Jeeps, quads … all makes and models of 4x4 off-road vehicle are welcome

(sorry, due to insurance restrictions, non-road legal vehicles are restricted to limited access allowed on site – ask for details)

Display vehicles over 3.5 tonnes free entry.

Caravan/tent camping available, however, no electric hook-up’s, no showers – email/phone for details.

Dogs on leads welcome.

£6 adult, £2 child (under 16 yrs) 10am – 5pm Sat & Sun

Camping Fri, Sat, Sun (caravan or tent): £7 per night

Discounted Family Pass (2 day’s admission for 2 adults, 2 children, 3 night’s camping Fri, Sat & Sun): £47.70

Off-road course: Unlimited access 10am – 5pm 1-day £15, 2-days £25

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