A typical 4×4 Driver Training Day Course Outline

To give you an idea of what to expect, here is an outline of what a typical driving days training will include.

The day normally starts with a 0930 meet at the Waie Inn in Zeal Monachorum. Although the training is conducted at David Bowyers Off Road course it isn’t always the easiest to find, the Waie Inn is well signposted and an ideal meeting point. From there we move to the course and start the day with an introduction to the vehicle and go through basic off road vehicle preparation. This is conducted at a level to suit yourselves.

On completion you will then be talked through the theory, and shown a demonstration before conducting your own practical of each of the main off road criteria.

This typically starts with failed hill climbs before moving onto ascents and descents, mud and rut driving, wading and side slopes. The bulk of the morning is quite an intense learning package, again conducted at a pace to suit your needs and experience.

We break for lunch at a time to suit before heading back out to recap teaching points and put into further practice the skills you will be taught in the morning. As the afternoon progresses we move onto advanced off road driving techniques such as driving for secondary obstacles, deep rut driving, cadence braking and left foot brake work. You can expect to finish at 1530/1600hrs although timings are flexible to suit.

The tuition can be up to 2:1 Student to Instructor ratio for the same price. We will not double book so you can either book for 1 person or 2 to receive the training. We can supply a Landrover 90 or 110 with appropriate equipment. You would be required to bring your own lunch, waterproofs and we suggest some waterproof boots that you find comfortable to drive in. Tea and Coffee will be available at the site.

You should wear suitable clothing for driving and please bring some waterproofs as you will be out walking some of the sections and unfortunately we can’t control the weather! (rest assured the vehicle won’t be far away!) Outdoor footwear will be required, preferably something you don’t mind getting muddy but not wellies as they are hard to drive properly in and become very slippery on pedals when wet and muddy.

Telephone: 01363 82666



Goodwinch Ltd, Oakleaf Way. Gunn. Barnstaple. Devon. Ex32 7NZ

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