Due to popular demand we've created a beauty of an experience to include both off-road driving and a mini bushcraft adventure. With careful planning and consideration for the natural landscape, we’ve designed the Lake District’s only off-road course with BORDA (British Off Road Driving Association) accreditation and BORDA qualified instructors providing expert tuition. Not only that, guests enjoy unrivalled views from the summit. We love to teach first time drivers and improve the skills of seasoned pros alike.
Your two hour experience involves one hour behind the wheel. Each vehicle comfortably holds a maximum of 4 adults who can either share the driving or, as for the younger children, just enjoy the ride. For parties of 5 or 6, we do offer a 7-seater so please ensure you let us know in the notes section of the booking process so we can assign the right Land Rover. After the driving, we'll embark on the mini bushcraft experience; there's something quite special about building a fire to boil the ghillie kettle to make a coffee, to toast marshmallows and make s'mores, and to sit to enjoy these with majestic mountain views or in our bushcraft base tucked away in the estate's woodland.
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 5 miles per hour!
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 is constantly maintained.
Guests to Graythwaite Adventure can enjoy a variety of other awesome land and water-based experiences; clay pigeon shooting, archery, axe throwing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, bushcraft, RIB boat tours and more. Experience : Explore : Escape.
ItineraryUpon arrival at our 4x4 and Shooting Lodge, please make use of our free parking before meeting one of our team of experienced and friendly instructors. Following introductions, you'll board the Land Rover and drive 2 minutes through the Estate to the start of the off-road course. During the short drive, your instructor will discuss any previous off-road driving experience, any reservations or apprehensions and your aims for the adventure. Once at the course, your instructor will talk through the manual controls, sustainable driving techniques and safety considerations before you get behind the wheel. Then, it's all over to you, with your instructor in the passenger seat you'll negotiate steep inclines, jaw dropping descents, epic leans, water crossings and all with unrivalled views across Lake Windermere. Drive time is one hour and will be shared between the number of drivers in your party followed by an hour of bushcraft and campfire chat.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
- Dog Friendly
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