Lundy Island's new wheels

LUNDY Island has taken ownership of a new Land Rover in partnership with local Land Rover dealer, County Garage, Barnstaple. The new vehicle was delivered to Ilfracombe harbour where it was delicately hoisted onto the foredeck of Lundy s passenger and sup

LUNDY Island has taken ownership of a new Land Rover in partnership with local Land Rover dealer, County Garage, Barnstaple. The new vehicle was delivered to Ilfracombe harbour where it was delicately hoisted onto the foredeck of Lundy's passenger and supply vessel, MS Oldenburg for the two-hour crossing.

Lundy has no cars and just one single rough road from the landing bay at the South end, up through the village to the North end, which is unfit for anything other than the toughest of vehicles. The island's existing Land Rover has now come of age clocking up just 8000 miles over the past four years.

Lundy general manager Derek Green said: "We are extremely pleased to be taking delivery of our new Land Rover and grateful to County Garage for continued support of Lundy. The new vehicle will provide vital emergency transport for the islands Coastguard and First Responder Teams as well as assisting any infirm visitors to negotiate the incline from the landing bay to the village at the top of the island.

"Land Rover has proven to be the only vehicle capable of surviving our rugged island environment.


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