4x4 Off-Road Driving in The Lake District

Embark on a thrilling 4x4 adventure on Graythwaite Estate, boasting mesmerising views of Lake Windermere. Our course, the only British Off Road Driving Association accredited one in the Lake District, offers guests an unforgettable exploration through the Lake District's scenic beauty with qualified instructors. Blending exhilarating off-road driving with environmental responsibility amidst stunning landscapes.

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Lake District 4x4 Off-Roading Experience

With stunning views of Lake Windermere on the private Graythwaite Estate, our course is a real gem taking in the natural landscape with instruction delivered by our qualified team. We love to teach first time drivers and improve the skills of seasoned pros alike. With your instructor in the passenger seat you’ll negotiate steep inclines, jaw dropping descents, epic leans and water crossings, all with unrivalled views.

Typically each vehicle is booked by the hour.  Each holds up to 4 people, who share the driving or some of you may opt to sit back and enjoy the ride. We have 7-seater Land Rovers so can accommodate families or groups of up to 6 with 2 guests seated in the third row of seats. Please note that if you all want to drive, your time behind the wheel will be reduced the more there are of you in each vehicle. If you’d like longer, simply book a two-hour experience or multiple vehicles for one hour. 

Our vehicles; for us there is only one 4×4 – the original and best – the Land Rover Defender. In Land Rover’s own words, off-roading is all about going ‘as slow as possible and as fast as necessary’ and believe us this is the most fun you’ll ever have at 5mph! 

Due to popular demand, we’ve created a beauty of an experience; a 2-hour 4×4 off-road driving and bushcraft experience; combining 1 hour of driving with a mini outdoor adventure to include fire lighting, boiling the ghillie kettle to make a hot drink, toasting marshmallows and making s’mores all enjoyed with majestic mountain views or in our hidden away bushcraft base. Dreamy.

Following recent controversy within the National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s important to point out that we avoid green lanes and this activity is carried out in an environmentally sustainable way on private land on a course accredited by the British Off Road Driving Association and the IOPD, that we constantly maintain.

PLEASE NOTE; we don’t take online bookings for the same day in case we’re inundated 🙂 so for bookings within 24 hours, please call or email your enquiry and hopefully we’ll be able to fit you in. 🙂 


Group size: 1-4 people per vehicle (please specify in the note section of the booking process how many guests there will be (in each vehicle), so we can allocate Land Rovers accordingly)

Duration: 1 hour or 2 hour experiences for 4×4 driving only.  The 4×4 & bushcraft experience is 2 hours.

Price: £130.00 per vehicle per hour for 4×4 driving only.  The 2 hour 4×4 & bushcraft experience is £240.00.  Please note, prices exclude a 4% booking fee, capped at £5.00 + VAT.

Booking Terms & Conditions

For more information, to discuss multi-activities or for groups, please call: