4x4 Off RoadingColeford, Gloucestershire
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Get ready to put your off-road driving skills to the ultimate test by heading to our Coleford venue to take on one of the trickiest 4x4 courses in the country! The tailor-made course built on the site of a former quarry features some of the trickiest obstacles around including deep ditches, impossibly steep hills and ever changing terrain. But with a fleet of top of the off-road vehicles, as well as incredibly experienced instructors, even children as young as 14 can learn the techniques needed to negotiate almost any obstacle.
This off road centre is officially one of the best in the country and with BORDA instructors on hand it's easy to see why. We can also cater for stag/hen do's, team building days out and team building sessions to give you an event like no other.
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Half Day 4x4 Experience
For those looking to understand the basic techniques required to use a 4x4 off-road, this half-day session is an ideal starting point. After a safety briefing and a basic description of the 4wd system, high/low range gears and differentials on the vehicle you are about to drive, it will be time to put theory into practice on the variety of sections throughout our site. With an experienced instructor alongside, you'll be negotiating areas with mud, ditches, ridges or water (weather permitting) inclines and declines that test your ability to read the ground and successfully negotiate the wide variety of challenging sections and obstacles. At the end of this morning course we will provide lunch and present you with a certificate before you leave. All drivers will also be expected to walk sections with the instructor prior to driving each of them to assess the route, risks & obstacles.
- person Age: From 17
- people Group Size: From 1
Full Day 4x4 Experience
If you really want to master off-road driving, a full day course gives you the perfect opportunity to fine tune your technique. This course is an extension of the half-day 4x4 introductory and is for the more ambitious driver with some 4x4 driving experience. You’ll start off learning all the basic techniques & practice driving over our natural obstacles using low range gears and diff-locks enabling you to build confidence before moving onto more advanced techniques. After a short break for lunch you'll jump back into the driver's seat and head back up to the off-road site, where you'll experience more challenging terrain and practice the advanced techniques such as failed ascent, side-slopes and steeper incline/declines. The day comes to a close on some of the black runs featuring a mixture of the most challenging obstacles tackled during your day including 'The Gully', 'Twister' and 'The Screamer’ – all guaranteed to push your skills to the limit! You will receive a certificate before you leave our centre. All drivers will also be expected to walk sections with the instructor prior to driving each of them to assess the route, risks & obstacles.
- person Age: From 17
- people Group Size: From 1
1:1 Junior Off Road Experience
This incredible experience gives the next generation of off-road drivers the chance to take the wheel of one of our manual geared 4x4 vehicles & learn basic techniques when using a 4x4 vehicle off-road. With an experienced off-road instructor by their side, the junior will take on a series of off-road obstacles including inclines and declines, ruts and ditches as well as slippery and unpredictable dirt tracks. This 1:1 course can be tailored to the ability of the junior, so can be more challenging for those with some experience behind the wheel or provide more in-depth instruction & practice for those with little or no previous experience. With approximately 2.5hr hours at the wheel, there’s plenty of time to build confidence & practice your new off-road skills to tackle terrain you never thought possible. You will receive a certificate before you leave our centre.
- person Age: From 14
- people Group Size: From 1 Up To 1
- Refreshments Available
- Whitecliff Quarry
- GL16 8NB
We are located close to the England/Wales border and easily accessible from Bristol, Gloucester and Monmouth off the A40 or A48. Full maps and directions are provided on completion of booking.
Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.
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"This was a very enjoyable and informative course. Dave was a great trainer and explained all elements in simple terms, especially important for myself being a complete off road novice. As a driving instructor I hope to use some of the information gained in future training with my own students.
"This was for my son, who had no previous driving experience, David was a legend, calm and composed throughout the morning we were with him. My son had a fantastic time and it was a great experience from in the back of the Land Rover watching him. Great set up and well worth the time"
"Had a great day, I’ve been driving off-road for 35+ years and still learned some useful tricks. "