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A New Challenge

  • 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 the course of your work?
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 where you can learn the safest way to tackle the obstacles you encounter, in either your own vehicle or one of ours.

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.

Accreditations

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

The Experience


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.

Driver Training


These are more intensive courses and you will as ever be under the guidance of a BORDA specialist trainer. 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 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


A day spent driving through forests and across open moorland, with only a few other vehicles for company. An opportunity to introduce your children to the flora and fauna living in our woodlands. Sound good?

Throughout the year we lead adventure days through parts of the Scottish Borders that would not otherwise be accessible allowing us all to enjoy breathtaking panoramas. Many of our trails incorporate Forestry Commission land, allowing us all to enjoy breathtaking panoramas. Adventures are designed to be fun for you, your passengers and your vehicle! We’re on hand to offer advice and guidance, of course, but the countryside speaks for itself.

Adventures usually cost £45 per vehicle.

We are aiming to run an event on the last Sunday of every month - an Adventure Day or an RTV or TYRO.

Adventure days take us well off the beaten track so it is important that your vehicle has at least all terrain tyres and good recovery points fitted.

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Contact Details

We’re here – farxfour@btinternet.com
and here 01450 860275
and here 07748 467637

Call us for more details. We are happy to email you more information on the courses, arrange gift vouchers or discuss any special training requirements.

Booking Up

To book a course, download and complete the booking form giving your preferred date(s), and e-mail it to farxfour@btinternet.com. You can pay by cheque to the address on the form. If you can't access the form or would rather book by phone, just give us a call. Alternatively we can provide you with a Paypal invoice (you don't need a Paypal account)

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