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4x4 Experience in Scotland

East Lothian   

• You in a 4x4 for 1.5 hours of off road adventure
• 1:1 tuition from a BORDA qualified instructor
• Bring along a passenger to ride for free
• Tackle a variety of tracks, climbs and descents

What's Included

• A 1.5 hour 4 x 4 off road experience on a one to one basis
• Pre-drive safety briefing
• Learn the fundamentals of how 4x4 vehicles work
• Basics of driving across various terrain
• You are welcome to bring along a passenger at no extra cost

What Can I Expect

Where's the best place in the country to drive a 4x4 Land Rover? Scotland of course! When you go on a 4x4 driving experience in Scotland, you will be with a proper 4x4 in its natural habitat, far away from the urban setting we are more familiar with.

Set in the heart of East Lothian just a 30 minute drive from Scotland's capital city, Winton House at Pencaitland is the ideal setting to experience just what these rugged 4x4s can do. You will be testing these hardy Land Rovers to the limit on the estate roads and a purpose-built track that has everything, right down to the water splashes and piles of logs to drive over.

To go suitably hand in hand with the tricky Scottish terrain, you'll be needing the earth busting, go anywhere Defender. These 4x4s have got that fabulously tough military-style exterior with bolted panels and ridiculously high ground clearance. Inside there's no hint of luxury gadgets and gizmos to keep passengers entertained - and to be honest just being in one of these 4x4 vehicles in itself is an experience, as you head over impossibly uneven and steep terrain here in Scotland.

Indeed, when you're driving a Landy 4x4 around this fine countryside estate in Scotland, there's no way you need things like DVD screens and sound systems onboard, as everyone will be glued on the action right outside the window!

And one thing we love about this East Lothian experience is that you can bring a passenger along to join in the off road fun, so you will be able to have a back seat driver to assist/heckle as you drive and perhaps amaze them with off roading skills that even you never knew had. And all that is down to having excellent instructors to teach you the 4x4 skills, all of whom are BORDA (British Off Road Driving Association) qualified.

These experiences are operated by Hugh Roberts, who has been competing in offroad events and rallying for many years, as well as being a dab hand with vehicle maintenance and mechanics. Nowadays he takes great pleasure in organising and running sessions for novice drivers in the forests around, teaching you how to 'tread lightly' as he puts it, in a big 4x4 vehicle.

In fact, his enthusiasm is the epitome of just what 4x4ing Scotland-style is all about. It's infectious and his teaching skills install confidence, even if it's your first experience of being behind the wheel of a 4x4. The Land Rovers that Hugh uses here in Scotland are one of the best off road vehicles around to take on the challenges of the rough and rugged countryside.


• Selected Saturdays throughout the year


• Pencaitland, East Lothian - 15 miles from Edinburgh

Suitable For

• All drivers must hold a full UK driving Licence
• Minimum age 18


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 7
Recommend to Friend 7
about 3 years ago
Great fun in the Defender within a lovely estate. Instructor was first class. Will do this again sometime.
about 4 years ago
A great experience! A great location with good variety of landscape features to put the Defender through it's paces. Hugh explained everything really well and calmly encouraged me through the driving course. Fantastic for any Landrover fan!
about 4 years ago
This far exceeded my expectations. Brilliant setting, great vehicle and a superb instructor all combined to provide us with a session which was instructive, entertaining and met our needs completely. We were provided with great service from initial contact right through the provision of directions to the location and meet and greet. Hugh is an excellent trainer/instructor and I cannot recomend this experience highly enough.
John Barton
about 4 years ago
absolutely brilliant - would recommend it to anyone
jean brown
about 5 years ago
Very informative great experience. The Defender is an amazing vehicle and this was an opportunity to try out much of what it can do with a well informed tutor.
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