This week I had the pleasure of a test drive in the all new Land Rover Defender, it has been a long time coming for us Defender fans, causing a lot of controversy in the Land Rover community, however now it is here I have to say, I am sold! 

It's handling on the road, luxurious yet practical interior with hints of design elements from the original Defender alongside state of the art tech gives it such a high end feel, more like the recent Discovery 5. However the big test for me was, how will it perform off road. 

We are lucky in the Lake District that we have some superb green lanes which are looked after by various organisations. The Defender took the rocky landscape in its stride, looking incredibly at home in Pangea Green. All of the tech including off road specific camera angles was a lot to take in for someone who is used to the lack of tech in a TD5 or a TDi, that said, it really has blown me away. I made sure I took the EOS R with me to capture the adventure. 

A big thanks to Lakeland Land Rover for the loan!