FarX4 off road driver training in scotland
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Professional Off Road Driver training,
ATV training and Off Road Driving Experiences at Winton Castle, Scotland

  • Never tried driving a 4x4 off-road before?
  • Driven a bit but want to improve your skills and feel more confident?
  • Drive off-road in Scotland or Northumberland for the course of your work?
  • Purpose made and natural off road site close to Edinburgh in East Lothian
Whatever your skill level, we can tailor our courses to fit your needs enabling you to get the most out of your time with us.

We have our own purpose-built off-road site at Winton Castle East Lothian where you can learn the safest way to tackle the obstacles you encounter, in either your vehicle or our Land Rover Defender or 2017 Mitsubishi L200 pick up.

And you’ll learn how sympathetic driving techniques allow you to tread lightly in your vehicle, helping to preserve not only it but our fragile environment as well.

The Farx4 off-road site is not available for pay and play activities.

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Farx4 is a fully accredited member of BORDA and the International Organisation of Professional Drivers

The Experience

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This is an introduction to off-road driving for the novice, the unconfident or for those thinking about buying a 4x4.

In the course of a morning or an afternoon, we’ll talk through the fundamentals of how the 4x4 vehicle works and then we’ll teach you the basics of driving across various terrain.

The Experience offers an eye-opening experience to those who have never seen (or felt!) what these amazingly capable vehicles can do. It builds your confidence and teaches you how to read the ‘road’ and tackle different situations as safely as possible.

You are welcome to bring along a passenger who can share the driving experience at no extra cost.

BORDA British Off Road Driving Association Specialist Trainers

Three different types of experience are available with FarX4


The latest L200 Double Cab pick-up is an extremely capable vehicle off tarmac. At Winton Castle, FarX4 has teamed up with Adam Purves of Galashiels to put the L200 through its paces over all manner of off-road obstacles!


In the course of two hours we'll give a brief demo of how the vehicle works, where it will go and how to get the best from it. Then you'll drive under the supervision of the instructor. You'll soon be grinning from ear to ear as the vehicle picks its way over terrain you would think twice about walking on!



Coming soon to Winton Castle!
A short wheelbase, fully rollcaged, two seater, competition-based V8 Land Rover! No luxuries with this one, fully harnesses and bucket seats!
All Experience sessions are all available as gift vouchers valid for 12 months. Anyone wishing to drive must show a current driving licence. Two passengers are permitted ( except the V8) All sessions must be pre-booked using the number which appears on the gift voucher.

Driver Training

These are more intensive courses and you will as ever be under the guidance of a BORDA specialist trainer using our site near to Edinburgh at Winton Castle in East Lothian. We start with an in-depth explanation of the workings of a 4x4, what the oily bits do and why! Then we focus on helping you to learn the skills you need to tackle more testing terrain.

Reading the landscape and conditions, emergency stop, tackling steep downhills and uphills, reverse ascents, side slopes and ruts – these areas and more will be covered as we build your confidence and understanding of safe vehicle handling. We’ll take into account your previous experience and adapt the course to your benefit. If you drive a 4x4 off-road in Scotland or Northumberland as part of your usual working day the benefits of this course could be far-reaching.

Winch Training

Learn essential skills for the safe operation of vehicle mounted winches. You will have explained to you the main principles relating to winch operation, how to undertake a risk assessment, have a better awareness of environmental issues, how to keep maintenance costs down by using equipment correctly, recovery techniques and more.

Farx4 winch training courses are carried out to BORDA certificated standards.

Adventures at Winton Castle

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Not only can you come and experience off road driving with Farx4 at Winton Castle but you can choose from other activities such as:

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Quad bikes
Hovercraft driving
Highland Games

All these and other activities are available on the estate for small or large groups. For further details please contact,

Winton Castle on 01875 340222

Why not book an off road driving session in your own vehicle and find out how to get the best from it in a non damaging environment?
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Far X Four Adventures

Quad bike and UTV training in Scotland

We offer BORDA occupational training for those riders who operate an ATV (ride in and ride on)  as part of their job, this is a full day course for 1 or 2 riders. For those who are new to ATVs a second day may be required to achieve everything that is included in the training schedule. As with all Farx4 training we are more than happy for trainees to use their own ATVs as it make sense to train with a familiar vehicle. Likewise we are more than happy to undertake the training at your own site so we can incorporate all the obstacles and terrain that you would usually operate on. Please phone or email Farx4 for more details.
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Training can be provided at Winton Castle in East Lothian.

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