Best 4×4 off roading destinations in the UK

Monday, May 18th, 2015


Posted by: Milner


We have recently asked all of our social friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ where they like to go off roading in the UK and Ireland, and we have put together a list of all the places our lovely fans sent us. The list is in no particular order. Locations can be seen on the map at the bottom of the page.

First up, we have Parkwood 4x4 (recommended by James-Gary Smith) Parkwood is a family run business, and was setup to provide events and training at the venue. If you are looking to go on a 4x4 training course or are simply wanting to go for a 4x4 play day, then we highly recommend you visit Parkwood 4x4.

You can find them here;

Parkwood 4x4
Home Farm,
Tong Village,
West Yorkshire BD4 0RR

Or visit their website here -

Next, we have Cowm Leisure (recommended by Alex Johnson) Cowm Leisure offers multiple avenues of off roading, whether it be in a 4x4, mini bikes, trials and much more. More information can be found on the Cowm Leisure website - or call them on 07970 101879

Cowm Leisure can be found here;

Cowm Leisure
Back Cowm Quarry,
High Barn Lane,
Lancashire OL12 8XG

Third on our list is Bala 4x4 (recommended by Steve Davies) Bala is rather special for off roading, thanks to it's amazing views overlooking the Bala Lake and is surrounded by mountains. It's one of the most popular places used by 4x4 magazines for photo shoots, and is also used for vehicle launching. Check out there website to view all of their 4x4 experience packages -

Bala 4x4's location is as follows;

Bala 4x4
Llannerch yr Eryr,
LL23 7DR

Fourth on our list is KORC (Kirton Off Road Centre, recommended by Gav Smith) Kirton is a pay and play centre in the UK that covers over 600 acres of a wide variety of terrains. This off road centre is suitable for novices and experts. They have a wide array of 4x4 driving experiences available, and it is advised to give them a call before you turn up, as it is a popular place.

Gainsthorpe Road, Gainsthorpe
Kirton Lindsey
North Lincs
DN21 4JL

Fifth on our list is Club Mud Rutz (recommended by Hayden Gilbey) Mud Rutz is the one of the largest outdoor off roading experience locations in the UK. Based in Essex, they are an extreme 4x4 pay and play centre that have some fantastic reviews. Unfortunately we weren't able to find out much information about Mud Rutz, but you can contact them via email - or you can visit their Facebook page -


Sixth on our list is a place called 4x4 Driving. John Morgan 4x4 Driving is one of the best places you can go for off-roading driving events in the United Kingdom. The extremely popular and challenging 4x4 owner days are held on the 4th Sunday of every month from 10am - 4pm. Full details of when the events are taking place, and how much it costs can be seen on the 4x4 Driving website -

Slindon Safari 4x4 Driving Centre
Arundel Road,
Walberton, Arundel,
BN18 0

Seventh on our list of places to go off roading is called Wild Tracks. They're accredited trainers specialising in the provision of qualified 4x4 off road tuition for people with all levels of off roading experience. They boast a 60 acre site, with a wide variety of terrain and challenging environment such as deep water and ruts. Using their 4x4 course all day (9.00am - 4.00pm) for just £35. You can find out more about their 4x4 experiences on their website -

WildTracks Offroad,
Activity Park,
Chippenham Road,
Kennett, Newmarket,

Eighth on our list is True Grip Off Road. True Grip Off Road is a professional outlet providing very high quality 4x4 off road driving and quad biking courses in the picturesque Kent countryside. Set on Eastwell Park Estate which is considered the premium off road site in South East England, this team of highly experienced and friendly instructors deliver a variety of courses ranging from gift experiences to professional training. They specialise in sole use sessions so you will be getting an exclusive time here. This venue is suitable for everyone regardless of their experience, even junior off road courses are available! Bespoke group and corporate packages can also be arranged – for more information please visit

True Grip Off Road Limited
Eastwell Court
Lenacre Street
TN25 4JT

The next of this post is Whitecliff Off Road Centre. Whitecliff were established in 1997 and provide 4x4 driving training, gift experience days, corporate events, group 4x4 events and much more. The guys over at Whitecliff are very friendly and are sure to give you a 4x4 experience you will never forget. To find out more about Whitecliff, simply visit their website -

Whitecliff Off-Road Driving Centre
Whitecliff Quarry
GL16 8NB

Next up on the list, we have Beyond 4x4. Unlike many of the other 4x4 destinations on this list, beyond 4x4 purely provide 4x4 training, and are not a pay and play recreational company.

Beyond 4x4 provide professional 4x4 courses and certification across the UK. As DVSA Approved Driving Instructors and Lantra-Awards Approved Trainers, they legally train 4x4 drivers how to handle their vehicles in the high-risk on-road environment, under normal, flood and winter conditions. They have some of the best qualified trainers in the industry, and are one the leading specialists in their field. They have sites all across the UK, so to find out more, please visit their website -

Up next we have Protrax Overland Adventures who provide a wide range of services, including trips to Europe and Morocco. The reason they feature here however is for their driving days, which they host throughout the year. Open to all, not just members, they invite you to bring along your own vehicle and take on their fantastic course having a great time! Trained personnel are also on hand for anyone who needs them, and you can drive all day for just £25 per vehicle. To find out more simply visit

Wood Cottage
24 Old North Rd
Water Newton

Next on the list we have Ash 4x4. Based in the delightful grounds of Hawkstone Park Follies in North Shropshire, you will enjoy a beautiful and relaxing environment learning new and exciting 4x4 driving skills.  Hawkstone park offers you a wide range of driving conditions; with sections suitable for beginners and others that will challenge the most experienced of drivers. Ash 4x4 offer the following services;

-Individual and Group Bookings, Weekend / Day 4x4 Club Events, Outdoor Team Building Experiences, Corporate Hostpitality and Vehicle Demonstrations

A unique opportunity to drive across Morecombe bay on Sunday 5th July at 9am has arisen, with Ash 4x4, to take part all vehicles must have recovery fitted prior to going on the sands! It will cost £30 per vehicle. To book your place please email ( or call Billy on 07581 030331 . Places are limited and will be on a first come basis.

All vehicles must be road legal. Find out more here -

Next, we have OneLife Adventure. Offering vehicle based adventures for all 4x4 owners, OneLife Adventure prides itself on taking only small groups (a maximum of 6 vehicles/12 adults), allowing time to explore the cultures and landscapes we travel in. Our expeditions are lead by an experienced support team well equipped with satellite communications and medical back up. All our expeditions are family orientated 4x4 adventures - with plenty of time to explore the cultures and landscapes you travel in, and include all ferry crossings, guiding, support, all accommodation and our knowledge and attention at all times. Our UK Explorer weekends are suitable for standard vehicles, and are great fun and a perfect introduction to vehicle based adventure travel.

Our adventure expeditions cover a wide variety of terrains and landscapes, sand to ice, mountain to desert. Wherever you chose, UK or overseas, they offer family orientated adventures or demanding real adventure expeditions, you'll face new challenges, camp in beautiful remote wild camp sites and learn new skills in some of the most exciting adventure 4x4 destinations on offer today. Check out our web site for the current program in Western Sahara, Morocco, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, UK, Greece, Turkey, Namibia and Botswana.

Visit their website to find out more -

OneLife Adventure
1 Beaumont Street
OL14 5JZ

Next up we have Yorkshire 4x4 Specialists. Yorkshire 4x4 Specialists started out 4yrs ago providing "Green Laning" Tours in Yorkshire. Now they operate in the UK,Europe,North Africa providing bespoke Guided 4x4 Experiences, and also offer RoSPA Off­Road training at our centre near York.

They offer tours across the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Moors 1 day special offer £50 per vehicle, weekends from £100 per vehicle.

Visit their website and find out more here -

Our latest addition to our list is The Wright Event. The Wright Event is one of the most experienced off-road driving operators in the country and is an accredited member of the British Off-Road Driving Association (BORDA). Operating from their own venue, Ashtree Farm in the beautiful Kent countryside, you will find the best off-road driving centre in the South East, with over 200 acres of orchards, woodland and open fields. The Wright Event provide professional training to numerous commercial organisations and individuals wanting to experience 4x4 off-road driving as a leisure activity. With their qualified instructor beside you, they ensure that you fully enjoy your driving experience as you tackle slopes you wouldn't believe were possible. Their off-road driving facility provides a challenge for both experienced 4x4 drivers and beginners.

The Wright Event
Ashtree Farm
Teston Road
West Malling
ME19 5RL

So there you have it, these are the top places to go off roading in the United Kingdom as suggested by our social friends. We'd love to hear about your experiences at these destinations, and as always if you need parts for your 4x4, please visit our main website here -

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