You’ll driving a 4×4 in County Durham around a purpose-built area for this off roading experience! A 4×4 vehicle like a Land Rover loves tricky terrain deep in the Teesdale countryside. That’s why this 4×4 session near Barnard Castle gives you the chance to drive the almighty Defender in one of its most natural habitats.
The off road course has been constructed at Deepdale (what a great name!) – a large working farm in Teesdale. Around these parts off-roaders are very much working vehicles and play a crucial role in the rural lifestyle. Just look at where you are – surrounded on all sides by splendid countryside with the Yorkshire Dales the Lake District and the North Pennines. Quite possibly the best playground for 4x4ing you could wish for.
Just three miles from Barnard Castle (both the castle and the town of the same name) this 4×4 off roading centre in County Durham is easily accessible from the A66 which runs between the M6 and the A1(M). Turn off the main road and you’re in the Teasdale countryside proper and you’ll need a decent 4×4 to get about. Which is exactly what you’ve got waiting for you!
The team here has been offering 4×4 sessions at Barnard Castle since 1999. Whether it’s to brush up on technique you own a 4×4 and want to drive it properly or just fancy having a go at tackling off-road terrain for fun this lot has got it covered.
Experiences are offered on a one-to-one basis. And there’s no needless waffle or lengthy instructor demos going on here. After you’ve been shown the vehicle’s controls it’s you behind the wheel from the word go. This lot believes the best way to teach off road skills is to get out there and get on with it which is exactly what you’ll be doing.
It’s challenging terrain you’ll be tackling but the feeling of satisfaction and elation you feel when you take a look back at where you’ve just driven is undeniable. Quite rightly you’ll be congratulating yourself by the end of the session – and thanking your fantastic instructor and that sturdy reliable Landy too of course. You can even invite someone to share it with either as a second driver or to ride as a passenger – a great little extra when you go 4x4ing in County Durham.