4x4 Off Roading in the Lake District

4x4 Off Roading4x4 Off RoadingCarbon neutral event Our l.a.n.t.r.a approved 4 x 4 driving course is one of the most exhilarating off-roading venues in the Lake District, used regularly by Jeep Chryslers offroad driving team. You will push our range of 4 x 4 vehicles to the absolute limits of their capabilities, over every type of terrain that the beautiful Lake District countryside can throw at them.

The vehicles you will be driving are a 110 Defender Land Rover with high/low box and diff lock for difficult terrain. It is powered by a 2.5 Turbo Diesel engine also used by the British Military for their tough reliability. The course consists of very steep inclines and drops over rugged rocky fell side and deep water testing your driving ability and skills over a balancing seesaw. Failing to balance or conquer our course through mistakes maybe fatal to you or your teams success and winning award!


4 x 4 Off Road Driving - £95 per vehicle including 1 driver, any additional drivers or spectators incur a £5 pp supplement.

4 x 4 Off Road Driving - £175 per vehicle including 1 driver - spectators and additional drivers incur a £5 supplement charge.

4 x 4 Off Road Driving - £225 per vehicle including 1 driver, spectators and additional drivers incur a £5 supplement charge.

Gift Vouchers are available for this activity

4 x 4 Off Road Driving - 1 hour £95 for the vehicle, instructor and 1 driver. (spectators or additional drivers charged at £5 per head). 2 hours for the vehicle, instructor and 1 driver £175. Half day £225 including vehicle, instructor and 1 driver.

Vouchers are valid for 6 months. Vouchers can be purchased over the telephone 01539 722147 by credit/debit card and are posted out by first class mail the same day.

4x4 Off Roading Testimonials

12th October 2009

"Hiya, We just thought we’d drop you a quick email to say we had a fantastic afternoon. Our instructor (Tim) was brilliant – we both felt that we really learned how and why the vehicle acts and reacts in certain ways, rather than just following an instruction but not understanding the reasons behind it. He was also great at explaining what would be different in our Landcruiser – so now we are intent on coming back up and having a go in our own vehicle!"

- Julia & Jerry Cons

22nd September 2009

A perfect day at Holmescales Activity Centre.

"I experienced a mornings activity, driving, for the first time a Landrover across a specially prepared 4 x 4 course. Coffee, biscuits and a chat on arrival.

The instructor, George, was the ideal person for a novice “wanabee 4 x 4 er”. He was perfect. I loved every minute of it!

George was patient and accommodating. We stopped on the course a number of times in order for my wife to get out and film me driving, he made the whole experience enjoyable.

The lunch afterwards was also very enjoyable, home cooked and perfect. All the staff and Matthew were extremely friendly and helpful.

I would recommend this Activity Centre unreservedly. My 2 daughters organised my occasion as a surprise birthday present. They couldn’t have made a better choice!

Thank you all so much, I won’t forget this experience!"

- Paul Clark, Bromley, Kent.

Call  01539 722147