Whitecliff 4x4

Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift idea

4x4 gift Vouchers

Surprise your friends or family with an unforgettable 4x4 off-road driving experience.

Gift Vouchers Are Valid For 12 Months – If you have problems with our payment link, please call 01594 834666 – other ways to pay: Bank transfer or card over the phone. An email acknowledgement will be sent within 24hrs & the voucher will be emailed to you within 48hrs. Vouchers can be posted; just let us know via email including the PayPal transaction number. We will post to the registered card/PayPal account. Please note: A Full driving license is required.

The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

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Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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Corporate Events

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An Unforgettable Off-Road, Team Building Experience. A maximum ratio of 3 drivers to 1 instructor to limit the amount of waiting and give each individual the maximum amount of driving time.

  • Improve Client Communications
  • Boost Confidence
  • Staff Incentives & Rewards
  • Supplier Or Dealer Motivator
  • Personal Development
  • Customer Hospitality
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What to expect

All drivers get the same amount of driving regardless of how many people attend the event. We increase the vehicles & instructors according to the numbers attending.

 

Spectacular Setting: Whitecliff Quarry, a perfect venue for corporate 4×4 events.

 

Professional Instructors: Enthusiastic professionally trained & qualified staff who place utmost importance on safety when running your event.

 

All-Inclusive: Our prices include lunch, tea/coffee, vehicle hire, instruction & insurance.

Discounted Prices: From groups of four to twelve. The bigger the group, the less per person you pay.

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Courses to suit all levels

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

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Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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Group Events

4x4 Group Events


Celebrate your special occasion with an unforgettable Off-road driving experience. Our 4×4 off-road events are an ideal way to spend a stag/hen do, birthday celebration or a friends day out. What could be better than a half or full day’s fun driving our 4×4 vehicles in the spectacular canyon setting of Whitecliff Quarry.

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For hens and stag parties, birthdays or just a great day out with friends

These courses are more ‘fun’ based than a learning experience, but we ensure safety at all times, so drivers will always have an instructor in the front passenger seat. If you’d like a competitive edge to your event just let us know when booking. Point are awarded for smooth driving skills although bribery will always be considered : ). We can award a prize to the winner or you may prefer to bring along your own prize/s. Lunch & banter included!

Discounted prices available for groups from four to a max of twelve. For more information please call 01594 834 666

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A fun day with a competitive edge

With the emphasis on fun, our 4×4 driving events can have a competitive edge with points being awarded for drivers who demonstrate skilful off-road driving techniques. If you prefer a non-competitive day, just let us know when booking.

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Instructor sat with you

An Instructor will be sat in the front passenger seat whilst you negotiate your way over our undulating terrain; losing site of the ground as you climb steep hills only to reach the top and then after a pause to change gear, having to drop down the other side whilst keeping your feet off all the pedals!

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And now, Relax

At the end of the day, we gather back in the meeting room for some well earned refreshments and of course, the prize giving!

Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

Contact

Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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Juniors

4x4 Juniors Course


1:1 Provisional License & Junior Off-Road Experience. Minimum age is 14years.

This individual 1:1 course is for provisional licensed drivers & juniors. Available weekdays only.

2:1 Parent & Junior Off-Road Course.
An exclusive off-road experience for the junior & parent to both drive.

You’ll both experience off-road driving as you take it in turns to drive one of our 4×4’s, NB: Juniors on this course must have driving experience & gear & clutch control. Available weekdays only.

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Learn in a safe environment

Experience the techniques required to control a 4×4 vehicle off-road in a safe environment. Some previous driving experience highly recommended. Please expect to be at our premises for about two & a half hours for this exclusive pre-booked course. Tackle slippery undulating, terrain in a manual-geared 4×4, learn how to plan the route to successfully negotiate muddy inclines/declines, ditches & ridges. Courses are tailored to juniors ability; those who’ve had clutch/gears/steering practice will progress further. Juniors unfamiliar with vehicle controls will drive basic off-road terrain only.

Minimum height restriction – 5ft. NB: Off-road driving techniques have no relevance to driving on-the-road. We do not teach juniors how to drive. A parent/guardian may spectate during the experience. Please bring any snacks required.

Please call us for more information:  01594 834666

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Off-Road Passenger Ride – For The Young 4×4 Enthusiast. Ideal for those not old enough to attend the junior driving experience, this passenger ride is best described as ‘adrenalin at 5MPH’.

A qualified off-road instructor will chauffeur passengers up and down steep slopes, over blind crests, through mud & water (weather permitting) along side slopes and in challenging areas not even driven by Advanced course participants. Run on selected dates & are not available at short notice.

Safety at all times, if the youngster requires a booster seat on-road, it will need to be used in our off-road vehicle. NB: Isofix not available. Max 3 passengers – vehicle used will depend on passenger numbers.

Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

Contact

Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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Owner Driver

4x4 Owner Driver Course


Owner Drivers. Discover your 4×4 vehicle capability with a qualified off-road instructor. This course is designed for customers wanting to discover their own 4×4 capability. Familiarisation with your vehicle is especially important if considering taking it off-road.

Thinking about taking your 4×4 off-road? Unsure of the techniques? Worried about potential damage? Then we have a course to suit your needs. This course is available on weekdays only.

NB: These are NOT Pay & Play Days. Drivers will have an instructor with them at all times.

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Understand Your Vehicles Full Capability

We offer either a Stage One (half day) or Stage Two ( full day) which progresses onto more challenging terrain in the afternoon. Clients will drive their own 4×4’s in our safe, but challenging environment. NB: If your vehicle does not have low range or is LWB, please book a Stage One. On the day, you can discuss potentially upgrading onto the Stage Two.

For experienced off-roaders who want a little more from their day, we have our Stage 3 Course - see below.

For more information please call 01594 834666

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Non-Damaging Driving Techniques

The content of these courses will follow the same format as the Introductory or Advanced course, with the emphasis on non-damaging off-road techniques.

You can expect the same level of expertise, instruction & challenging terrain to negotiate.

Please Note: Your vehicle may not be insured for ‘Off Highway Use’. If you require this you will need to arrange yourself.

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Within Safety Limitations

There may be areas on our site where you would prefer not take your vehicle, don’t worry, you don’t have to because the emphasis of our owner driver courses is to allow you to find the safe limitations of your vehicle without putting yourself, or your vehicle at risk.

We encourage a responsible attitude to off-road driving & emphasis the important fact, that the vehicle has to get you home at the end of the day.

Please Note: If your vehicle is a LWB or has no low range, please call us for advice before booking.

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Stage 3 Course For The Adventurer

An ideal course for anyone considering off-road driving competitively or green-lane trips or venturing overland on an expedition. A full day, tailored to your own requirements & expectations.

Know your vehicle’s 4WD system & how to get the best from any traction aids which may be fitted. Then if required, move onto recovery techniques using equipment you may own such as, strops, shackles, ropes, high-lift jacks or bridging ladders.

Please Note: Not suitable for the novice off-roader. Good off-road experience needed.

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We absolutely loved our course with Dave and left there buzzing. Understanding the capabilities of our truck gave us so much more confidence. Dave pitched it exactly right for our skill level, knowledge and needs. Just what we were hoping for. Money well spent and highly recommended!

Paula - Google review

Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

Contact

Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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4x4 Professional

4x4 Professional


Work-Based 4×4 Off-Road Driver Training. Our 4×4 professional training courses comply with the HSE’s PUWER regulations which require employees to receive ‘adequate training’ on work-placed equipment.

We cover subjects such as; different types of 4WD systems & their mechanical complexities, vehicle & under bonnet checks, route planning, health & safety issues & risk assessment. The individual, while under instruction needs to demonstrate they have understanding, gained knowledge & can recognise the risks & how to reduce them. There will be theoretical & practical sessions during the training covering all aspects of safe off-road driving. Our courses specialise in the ‘professional training’ of anyone using four-wheel drive vehicles in the workplace.

Work-Based Off-Road Winch Operator Training. The aim of these training courses is to equip drivers with the skills and knowledge to operate a vehicle mounted winch in off highway situations for work and private use.

Borda’s winch courses is the Association’s minimum recommended health & safety standard for the basic operation of a Vehicle Mounted Winch and additional training may be require for specific conditions, machines, and equipment.

  • You will receive continuous close supervision from a BORDA Specialist Trainer (winching)
  • Candidates require the appropriate driver competence for their vehicle and conditions,
  • BORDA Standard level off road course is recommended as a pre-requisite for winch training.
  • Recommended Training Ratios – Minimum 2:1 ratio. Maximum 4:1
  • The course duration is between half and one day depending on training ratios

The most commonly used winches are operated electrically from the vehicle’s battery supply, however there are shaft and hydraulically driven winches, all of which have different load ratings. Although BORDA recognises and makes reference to “capstan” winches the CoP gives general advice for “drum” type winches with integral ropes and recommends that specialist advice and instruction is obtained for “capstan” winching.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is required to go into extreme conditions for work with vehicle mounted winches, or anyone who is looking to expand their skills for leisure use.

Professional 4×4 Integrated Training & Assessment. Does your company have experienced off-road drivers in the workplace? Or would you prefer Integrated training & assessment?

Increase your company standards by having staff who are proficient in off road driving techniques & skills. Vehicle sympathy, risk management, route planning & all-important vehicle checks prior to taking a 4×4 off-road can help reduce costs & lessen the risk of an accident in the work-place! These are pass or fail courses & ideally take place in the 4×4 vehicle normally driven at work.

For more information or quotation regarding any of our training courses please email or call 01594 834666

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BORDA PUWER CERTIFIED

The demand for employees to be certificated, complying with PUWER; Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations, requires nationally recognised off-road instructors to supply your training. Whitecliff Off Road Centre has BORDA qualified instructors & assessors to train your staff on a professional level.

Attendees need to show they have improved knowledge & understanding, with the skill and attitude to remain safe whilst negotiating off-road conditions.

We can advise which level of training is most appropriate based on individual or company needs, the type of terrain driven & the types of off-road vehicles used in the workplace. For more information please call 01594 834666.

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Be prepared

Depending on the weather, It may be muddy, wet and cold so please come prepared. You will be required to bring your driving licence, your lunch, relevant outdoor clothing, PPE and footwear. Training goes ahead in most weather conditions, but heavy snow may cause postponement.

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Theory then practice

Theoretical and practical tasks will be completed during the course with the guidance and support of your instructor. Please bring the 4X4 vehicle you use for work together with it’s handbook or manual (if available) showing it’s 4WD operating system. NB: Should have at least three seats.

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Work-based Training

A certificate of training or a certificate of proficiency will be issued depending on the course attended & the outcome. Primarily training is run under Borda Codes Of Practice. But for budget flexibility we also run our own PUWER training courses.

Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

Contact

Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


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4x4 Advanced

4x4 Advanced Course


4×4 Advanced is for the ambitious beginner or those with some off-road experience. Ideal for those who want to discover recreational off-roading to its full potential.

Please note: A Full driving license is required.

This 4×4 experience starts with our Introductory course in the morning & continues after lunch allowing drivers to progress further, learning more advanced techniques.

Our maximum ratio on our standard Advanced course is 3:1 – If there is less than a 3:1 ratio, you may finish the course a little earlier.

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The screamer to oblivion!

The experience & knowledge gained during the morning allows novice off-road drivers to book this full-day. After lunch you’ll tackle more challenging terrain & the instructors will also encourage you to make more of the route/gear choices. The obstacles will test the vehicle limits & your off road ability. This will include failed ascent procedures, negotiating cross ruts, steeper inclines & declines, side slopes & weather permitting – water. The course will give you the ability to drive 4×4 vehicles off road safely & confidently. You’ll finish up on some of our black runs such as ‘The Gully’, ‘Screamer’ and ‘Oblivion’.

1:1 full-day courses allow for a tailored off-road experience & is based on individuals ability where drivers may be able to tackle our steepest banks.

A 2:1 experience can also be booked.
For more information call 01594 834666.

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Descents

Descending; low range, low gear….however, on slippery terrain there’s always a risk of sliding. Did you know, if the vehicle starts to lose traction & slides on a steep decline, gentle acceleration can give you back control.

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Muddy Ruts

Don’t get stuck in a rut! Avoid if possible & if not then try to straddle a rut or pack to lessen the depth of rutted ground to increase ground clearance therefore avoid contact or damage to the underneath of the vehicle.

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Cross Axles

Loss of traction due to crossed axles, how to avoid them & how to get out of them. Understand what a differential is & why it can be locked on some 4wd’s. There’s no traction control on our vehicles, so think about your route rather than relying on the electronics.

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1 : 1 Advanced Courses

A 1:1 intensive day with exclusive use of one of our vehicles with your own instructor; this course is tailored to individuals ability. It is ideal for anyone wanting to fully understand the techniques & skills required when negotiating challenging off-road terrain. If you are considering an overland trip, green-lane tours or entering off-road trial competitions, then this course is the perfect preparation. A good level of fitness is recommended.

NB: Only Available On Weekdays. 2:1 option also available.

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Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

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Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

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Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.


Whitecliff 4x4 Introductory Course

4x4 Introductory

4x4 Introductory Course


Perfect for those with no previous off-road experience. This morning session also includes lunch. Our maximum ratio on our standard Introductory is 3:1 – If there is less than a 3:1 ratio, you may finish a little earlier.

Please note: A Full driving license is required.

A 1:1 Introductory Course is also available. There’s more driving & plenty of opportunity to repeat scenarios or obstacles.

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Learning The Basics

On arrival you’ll meet our instructors who take a friendly step-by-step approach starting with a brief safety chat over a cuppa; then quickly move from the classroom to the site, where walking the course first is an important starting point. An instructor will be in the vehicle at all times.

Our half-day Introductory course covers basic techniques & is intended for occasional off road driving from mild to moderate conditions; the perfect introduction to off-road driving. During this morning session we will progressively increase the challenges enabling you to gain the skills to successfully negotiate these obstacles whilst driving off-road in a standard vehicle.

1:1 courses allow for a tailored 4×4 experience. Based on individual ability where drivers get lots of off-road practice. Enjoy an intensive 1:1 half-day or bring a companion for a 2:1 experience. For further Info. call 01594 834666.

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The Highs and lows

Assessing the route on foot, prior to driving is vital when taking a 4×4 vehicle over undulating terrain, especially as visibility is restricted once in the driving seat.

It’s then into the vehicles to learn the different techniques required to drive off road. Hands on experience is gained in high and low ratio gearbox.

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Getting stuck in

The introductory circuits gradually increase in difficulty from muddy, undulating terrain to mild declines/inclines & moderate gullies and side slopes.

A practical demonstration and discussion takes place to highlight the use of the differential lock and 4wd systems. Drivers will then be fully aware of vehicle limitations and what to look for when negotiating off road conditions.

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Chill, chat & lunch

We meet back to the classroom for a well-deserved break & a sandwich lunch. This course will give you the basic experience to progress on to more advanced levels.

Attendees wishing to stay for the rest of the day, therefore upgrading to the Advanced Course, are welcome to discuss this possibility with one of their instructors during the morning.

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We had an excellent morning's Off-Road experience with our instructor, Dave. He has bags of passion for Off-Road and is extremely proficient at it, whilst also having a great manner and instruction style for drivers with less experience. We loved the experience having never done Off Road before. We learned so much! Highly recommended!

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1 : 1 Introductory Course - for more driving, more fun, more learning.

This option is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the basics of off-road driving in an enjoyable, fun environment. There’s more driving & plenty of opportunity to repeat scenarios or obstacles. If you’d like to stay on for the whole day (paying the price difference) please discuss this with your instructor on the day.

NB: We can not always guarantee this will be available.

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Courses to suit all levels

Get to grips with off-road driving

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The best 4x4 off-road experience by far

Address

Whitecliff Quarry
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NB

Courses

Courses run from Monday to Saturday (1:1 courses run from Monday to Friday).

Follow

Buy Gift Vouchers

The perfect all-year-round gift idea!

Contact

Useful Links

We have listed useful links such as places to stay, clubs to join, tourist info and much more.

Be prepared! This can be a wet & muddy activity.

Remember This is An Outdoor Activity. You are advised to wear warm, weatherproof clothing, especially during cold, wet weather & boots or stout shoes for muddy conditions. The participants will be expected to assess the route on foot, before driving.

Take a look at our FAQs page for more info.

We don’t use Google Analytics on our website, we use Plausible, an analytics provider that does not collect any personal information of our visitors. Therefore, no cookie banner is required on this website. However, if you choose to email us, we will have your name and email address. We only keep this information in our email inbox to respond to your message. If you wish to have your contact details removed, send us an email and we will delete your information immediately.