Take a 4×4 on this Leicestershire trail and you’ll be testing your driving skills to the max – because this experience takes place at a disused quarry near Husband’s Bosworth! Creating the perfect testing ground for 4x4s you’ll need the best vehicle there is for the job and you have it in the classic Land Rover Defender 90.
Much-loved by everyone who needs to drive off road including everyone from farmers to mountain rescue services the Defender is a true thoroughbred of the 4×4 world with a long heritage that includes many years of loyal service in the Army. Equally at ease with trundling through arid deserts as splashing around in rain soaked national parks these vehicles are simply brilliant. All we need to know now is will you live up to expectations once you’re at at the helm of the Landy in Leicester?
The terrain here is certainly a challenge. With acres and acres to explore there’s plenty to whet your 4x4ing appetite whether you’re a first timer or a bit of a whizz when it comes to winching your 4×4 out of a ditch. As you might expect from a quarry that’s been worked and excavated there are steep inclines slippery side slopes and serious axel twisters as well as a mesmerising blast through the trees and mix of both shallow and deep water troughs too. And the highlight here in Husbands Bosworth? It’s got to be the bridge!
We won’t try and explain exactly the sensations you’ll experience when you tackle this Leicestershire track but suffice to say when you’re at the top of a steep muddy bank and all you can see over the bonnet is sky as the vehicle plunges over the summit you’ll feel sure you’re going to nosedive unceremoniously into the mud. But somehow you don’t.
This 4×4 centre in Leicestershire has a well-maintained fleet of four Land Rovers and each member of the team of instructors is BORDA (that’s the British Offroad Driving Association) registered which means they know what they are talking about when it comes to pushing these seminal vehicles to their limits. We think it’s time you left the sensible hatchback behind and made a dash for Husband’s Bosworth to take up the Land Rover 4×4 challenge!