Land Rovers 10th Aniversary

PUBLISHED: 16:09 21 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:04 20 February 2013

Land Rovers 10th Aniversary

Land Rovers 10th Aniversary

As Land Rover Experience West Country nears its 10 year anniversary, it certainly continues to venture into much unchartered territory...

As Land Rover Experience West Country nears its 10 year anniversary, it certainly continues to venture into much unchartered territory...

As the first regional experience to be opened in the UK, this off road driving centre, based at Wessington farm in Awliscombe just minutes from the iconic market town of Honiton is now well established. Vast unrivalled opportunities for training, corporate hospitality, conferencing or just pure adrenalin fuelled adventure present themselves. And with Silver English Tourism award accommodation on-site alongside livery available, whilst making a break of it, you can even bring your horse!

Having originated from a family run dairy farm, Managing Director and owner Andy Summers shares that; like many farms, we had to look at other alternatives and as the opportunity to diversify became apparent we started trading as East Devon 4x4. When approached by Land Rover UK offering us the West Country off-road driving franchise, we could only move forward... So in 2002 the building in which the Centre is based began its transformation from what was a traditional brick and tile farm barn previously used for calve housing to a fashionable pastoral conversion. Many of the rustic features that are in the building incorporate materials found on the farm. This combined with the modern feel of high-tech fittings, cutting edge technology and comfort certainly in-keeps with the original company brand values. Within the warm and inviting Reception area you will find not only a warm welcome, but luxury seating, complimentary beverages and a retail display with a range of Land Rover Gear and merchandise.

The off-road course itself, conversing through over 35 acres of natural Devon woodland presents ideal confidence building solutions entwined with intelligent opportunities to test for the subtlest of driver skill. The aim being an elitist standard of driver training in accordance with safety regulations and Land Rovers Fragile Earth policy, whilst showing us what a real all terrain vehicle is made of. Undoubtedly you come away seriously wowed by the thrilling capabilities.

On offer at the West Country centre just 9 miles from the M5 and 2 miles from the A30, are courses in nine of the latest top of the range Land Rover and Range Rover all terrain vehicle models, including the recently released prestigious Range Rover Evoque. Adventures days and training courses are available daily in conjunction with gift vouchers and opportunities for training in trailer handling, winching, and the nationally recognised Lantra and Borda award certificated courses. The centre is not only the leading south west provider in utility training but additionally now holding monthly EASI (European ATV Safety Institute) safety ticketed courses. So under tuition from highly-qualified Instructors supported by an excellent customer service and admin team, performance at Land Rover Experience West Country is certainly not seasonal!

Whilst unique and completely bespoke, corporate hospitality at the centre is wide-ranging. A diverse portfolio of opportunities exists for, not only 4x4 driving, but various supplementary options such as; Archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and the formidable newly introduced Segways. Thus in a countryside setting of 135 acres over an area of outstanding natural beauty, 900 feet above sea level with views stretching as far as Dartmoor, what better to do than quite possibly the most exciting, fun packed, educational and challenging experience you can have on land. Loyalties are strengthened, teams are built and experiences are definitely shared.

Additionally available are the centres high class conference and meeting facilities. Sitting comfortably? ... You will be. A range of unparalleled packages are on offer, with tasty cuisine and all beverages available pre, during and on closure of board meetings, conferences, seminars or training sessions. Make yourself at home and then make a first class afternoon of it wind down behind the wheel of a brand new Land Rover... tuition is relaxed yet highly informative providing an escapade like no other.

Furthermore, available all year round for guaranteed fun and satisfaction on every occasion are the exclusive Land Rover Experience Gift vouchers. Valid for 12 months with complete flexibility on booking, it couldnt be more straightforward. And look out for those special offers... after all, its a gift!

Strong relationships from the Experience centre are embraced with Clinton Devon Estates in the East Devon area and the Combe Syndenham Estate near Exmoor. The purpose being... for the ever popular trek day. In convoy, this Sunday fun-filled family orientated day out offers everyone a chance to explore and enjoy their own vehicles potential across unfamiliar territory whilst putting into practise their skills gained from a visit to the Experience centre. A classic very reasonably priced day out, tendering unforgettable memories, yes... a river crossing later!

So talking of memories, ten years ago it was just the beginning here at Land Rover Experience West Country. As the dairy herd was sold, this East Devon farm began its conversion into one of the most recognised and successful off-road driver training centres in the UK, and there is certainly a lot more to come... Realise your potential... and Go Beyond!

Contact:- Land Rover Experience West Country on 01404 549333 or

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