Private 4×4 Driving Experience, for one person
- An adrenaline filled experience in the beautiful Ardverikie Estate
- Learn the basics of handling a 4x4 vehicle in an off road situation
- Witness some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer!
It is a stunning drive from Edinburgh to Kinlochlaggan with the opportunity to see some of the best of Scotland’s wild scenery. It looked even better in the morning light as we began our journey at the crack of dawn for Inverness-shire and our off road driving experience.
We met Ian, our guide, at the designated meeting spot – a small office on the main road in Kinlochlaggan that is sign posted on approach. We parked up in the allocated spaces and hopped in to Ian’s 4×4 and drove with him across into the spectacular Ardverikie Estate, which is only accessible by a private bridge.
This impressive Highland Estate is banked by Loch Laggan on one side and on the other is bordered by a number of Munros. It has been the location for some famous film productions over the years such as the hit BBC series ”Monarch of the Glen”, the film “Mrs Brown” and the children’s series “Raven”. The scenery really is incredible and awe-inspiring!
We meandered along the estate roads before reaching the newly renovated Lodge where we had the opportunity to make use of the facilities, before swapping in to the 4×4 that we would be using for our experience.
Then, leaving the Lodge we headed out to what used to be the estate’s 9 hole golf course. The terrain was very steep in places and uneven throughout – perfect for some off-roading! We took turns driving; testing our skills on the various rocky inclines, extreme downhill slopes, muddy tracks and boggy puddles. Ian was patient and encouraging as we each negotiated the circuit, which was challenging and fun in equal measure. None of us had had any experience of off-road driving before but we all found it exhilarating!
At the end of the experience on the way back out of the Estate, Ian took us on a slight detour to the stunning golden beach at the head of Loch Laggan where he proceeded to drive through the ‘shallows’ of the water, showing off more impressive 4×4 skills!
Ardverikie is a stunning highland estate and the perfect location for some off road fun. We were all in agreement that we’d love to explore more of it and will definitely be back.