Three is the magic number when it comes to this wild and wacky 4×4 Sussex experience where you drive a trio of off road vehicles. Not just your ordinary off road trek this action-packed bumper selection of all-terrain vehicles sees you behind the wheel of two modified Land Rovers and a purpose-built fully-caged 4×4 trials buggy.
The session starts gently with the Sussex grounds offering a ‘Meadow Meander’ in your first Landy. There are slopes mud and woodland obstacles to overcome making it the ideal introduction to off-roading. Then we crank up the heat in another modified Land Rover for the ‘Jungle Run’ – ploughing headlong through thick undergrowth catching glimpses of daylight as you rollick your way through the wilderness. Forget Sussex – it’s like 4x4ing in the Amazon Rainforest!
For the grand finale you’re bundled into a 4×4 trials buggy for Sussex’s ultimate off-road challenge going where no standard 4×4 would dare to go. This purpose-built hair-raising and occasionally vertigo-inducing route includes driving along a stream bed and overcoming a 6ft drop that’s pretty much vertical. You need to complete the marked-out course making as few mistakes and therefore amassing as fewer penalties as possible – not as easy as it sounds!
All 4×4 sessions in Sussex begin with a safety talk and a brief introduction to 4×4 driving. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced instructor from the Sussex centre at all times who will guide you through the technical difficulties of off-roading as well as ensuring you don’t make any major mistakes.
For the duration of the activity you’ll be with a maximum of two other people to make a group of three. You all get equal time driving the 4×4 vehicles but if you’d rather be with people you know get a couple of friends or family members involved and turn the day into a friendly competition.
This two-hour course is a brilliant and engaging way of introducing off-road driving to novices with bags of excitement and tricky obstacles requiring all your nerve and determination. Because of the stepped levels of difficulty this is great for experienced drivers as well as anyone wanting to improve their on- and off-road confidence. Get yourself in gear for this 4×4 Sussex session and be prepared for not one but three bumpy drives!