Off-Road Driving in Scotland – Pure Adventure
Most motorists will have at least considered the idea of taking their vehicle off the beaten path and venturing over more rugged terrain at some time in their lives. Off-road driving was once something that only the adventurer would attempt – since those living in nicely paved urban areas had no need to even consider taking their vehicle over rough ground. However, in this day and age of vehicle improvements, adventure holidays and the desire to find different adrenaline-activating challenges that add spark to life, off-road driving is certainly gaining impetus. If you are thinking of giving it a try, why not attempt off-road driving in Scotland?
Scotland is a beautifully diverse country and in many respects it is the perfect place to learn the art of driving off-road. Here you will find beautiful rolling hills, boggy marshlands, shady forests, slippery slate, rivers and wonderfully unpredictable weather conditions. Not only do such things provide an excellent challenge to the driver but because Scotland is a well-developed country with a good infrastructure, if you do get stuck you are unlikely to stay stuck for too long a time. In fact getting stuck can be seen as a way of being forced to slow down, get out the vehicle and taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.
What if you have never driven off-road before? Well, it is definitely advisable to contact your nearest off-road driving center for a few lessons before tackling the real deal for yourself. Driving off-road is certainly a skill that needs to be learned and an experienced instructor can provide not only safe guidelines but also many useful tips and insights that will make you an even more successful driver. What’s more you will be able to tackle your first off-road challenges in an atmosphere of safety. These centers will provide you with a 4×4 vehicle in which to learn the skill and you can learn all sorts of additional skills – such as how to make quick repairs – from your instructor.
Once you’ve got the knowledge, you simply need to contact a local off-road driving club or center to find out the best place to take your off-road vehicle. If you are planning to drive on private land, remember to get the land owner’s permission first. Then it is simply a case of getting in your car and heading off across the beautiful Scottish countryside.