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  • A view from Ben Lawers in Perthshire of a 4x4 heading along a track road.
    4x4 experience near Ben Lawers, Perthshire
  • The driver of a 4x4 gives the thumbs up after navigating through one of the courses at Deeside Activity Park in Aberdeenshire.
    Off-road driving at Deeside Activity Park in Aberdeenshire
  • A landrover negotiates a track during a landrover safari on the Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore in the Highlands.
    A landrover safari on the Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore in the Highlands
  • A group celebrate after crushing a car with a tank at Tank Driving Scotland, in Auchterhouse near Dundee.
    Experience the thrill of crushing a car with a tank at Tank Driving Scotland, in Auchterhouse near Dundee

Get behind the wheel of a 4x4, or perhaps something bigger, and really put your driving skills to the test on an off-road experience. This type of activity is available in many parts of the country and is a great way to explore many of Scotland’s diverse landscapes with a bit of a challenge thrown in. Usually suitable in all weather conditions, off-road driving will give you a taste of the Scottish countryside.

You might tread over difficult terrain of rough forest tracks, down steep slopes, through deep rivers, muddy bogs and rocky hillsides. As well as many designated off-road courses, there are some natural off-road driving sites for you to try too. The rural locations mean often there are great opportunities for spotting wildlife such as red deer and soaring eagles.

With 4x4 activity centres in many part of the country, including Fife, Perthshire, the Scottish Borders, Aberdeenshire, the Highlands and Argyll, you can easily plan an off-road experience during your time in Scotland.

At Highland Safaris in Perthshire, you can get to grips with a landrover yourself on the UK’s highest driving course, or enjoy a wildlife safari with a driver guide, ideal for families. At the Scottish Off Road Driving Centre in Fife, take in splendid panoramic views over Fife, south Perthshire and across the River Forth as you master new skills. After you take on the thrilling 4x4 course at Deeside Activity Park in Aberdeenshire, why not try some of the other fun activities on offer, such as paintballing or archery?

For a truly thrilling military-themed off-road experience, have a go at driving an 18-tonne tank near Auchterhouse, near Dundee. Don some camouflage and carry out your mission on the tank track as you learn to master the controls of a real army tank. For the full tank commander experience, you can fire the artillery gun and even crush a car. Wherever you plan to try off-roading, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time.

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  1. Experience4x4

    Type

    Off-Road Driving

    Gradings

    • 4 Activity Provider
    4 Activity Provider

    Inverness

    Ranked No.1 'Thing to Do' out of 284 Attractions on TripAdvisor in the whole of the Scottish Highlands for most of this year you have found the right Attraction if you want fun, laughter and adrenaline! Book your place and see!

  2. Gradings

    Dundee City

    Tank Driving Scotland offers you and your family an experience that you will never forget.

  3. Land Rover Experience Scotland

    Type

    Landrover Safari

    Gradings

    Dunkeld and Birnam

    Welcome to Land Rover Experience Scotland

  4. Gradings

    Cockburnspath

    The Ronnie Dale 4x4 Driving and Quad Bike Centre is a driving school located on the outskirts of Duns in the Scottish Borders.

  5. Skye Jeep Tours

    Type

    Landrover Safari

    Gradings

    Broadford

  6. Gradings

    Rothesay

    Fàilte gu an t-Eilean Bhòid... Welcome to Bute! WildBute.com offers Day Trip Excursions, Guided Tours, Short Break Activity Holidays and Specialist Wildlife Vacations on the Beautiful Isle of Bute, Scotland.

  7. Farx4

    Type

    Off-Road Driving

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Farx4 is a specialist off-road training centre based in Chesters on the outskirts of the Scottish Borders town of Hawick.

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    Dunkeld

    Treks available to suit all needs whether you are a family of four or a group of friends looking for adventure! Corporate days also available. Other activities can be arranged including Off road driving and clay pigeon shooting.

  9. Atholl Estates

    Type

    Landrover Safari

    Gradings

    Blair Atholl

    Get off the beaten track and explore the beautiful scenery of Atholl Estates on a Land Rover Safari.

  10. 4X4 TreksGalloway

    Type

    Off-Road Driving

    Gradings

    Galloway Heartland

    Welcome to 4X4 Treks Galloway we would like you to join us exploring the back country of South West Scotland in your own 4x4, encountering wild & rural life.

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