North Yorkshire Off Road Centre has been a training and experience site for off road driving since the 1970's.
Now, ukLANDROVERevents continue that tradition, offering 4x4 Experiences & 4x4 Training in our small fleet of Land Rover vehicles.  Choose between our 'Traditional' Defender 110 TDCi Utility Wagon, Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE, 'New' Defender 110 D240 HSE, or use your own 4x4 with one of our instructors.

Our site is legendary amongst off road enthusiasts, and has been described in the press as "one of the toughest off road test tracks in the UK", "some of the toughest terrain you will find" and "unquestionably the finest backdrop of any off road site anywhere in the world".

With the huge variety of obstacles and terrain on our private hillside and quarry on the cliff top, combined with a Land Rover 4x4 specialist DVSA approved driving instructor, there's no better place to drive off road, with fantastic views over the North Yorkshire coast.

Vehicles + Instructor

'NEW' Land Rover Defender 110

D240 HSE

the ALL NEW Defender
High Spec, Advanced 4x4 for the 21st Century
High+Low Range Transfer Gearbox
Off Road Pack with Active Rear Diff
Advanced Off Road Capability Pack
ATPC + Configurable Terrain Response 2
BFGoodrich AT KO2 Tyres
8 Speed Automatic Gearbox • 5 seats

'Traditional' Land Rover Defender 110

2.2 Tdci County Utility Wagon

the legendary off road vehicle
Fully Rebuilt by us in 2019/20
Traditional 4 Wheel Drive
High+Low Range Transfer Gearbox
Centre Differential Lock
ZERO Electronic Driver Aids!
BFGoodrich AT KO2 Tyres
6 Speed Manual Gearbox • 5 seats

Land Rover Discovery 4

3.0 SDV6 HSE

a family SUV & seriously capable off road
Electronic Air Suspension
High+Low Range Transfer Gearbox
Terrain Response System
BFGoodrich AT KO2 Tyres
8 Speed Automatic Gearbox • 7 seats

Colin Bell

Land Rover Specialist 4x4 Instructor
DVSA Approved Driving Instructor
DVSA Pass Plus Registered Instructor
Advanced Driving Coach & Instructor

With over 20 years experience in specialist driver training,
you can be sure of receiving the very best 4x4 instruction and
driver coaching from a fully qualified and registered instructor,
legally authorised to teach by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency.

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Off Road Centre History

Established 1973

This spectacular cliff top off road driving facility was set up in the 1970s by Owen Welford.
Owen worked with major automotive companies such as Land Rover, Mercedes, Jeep and others, delivering off road driver training to thousands of enthusiasts, journalists and motoring professionals all over the UK and around the world, as well as here at Robin Hood's Bay.
Over the decades, Owen developed the site here to be able to demonstrate all aspects of off road driving in a safe and controlled environment, but importantly also with areas which are impossible to drive, in order to ensure drivers understand the limitations of any given vehicle.
The site boasts an impressive variety of terrain and obstacles, much of it natural, but also with some man-made structures to demonstrate particular scenarios to our drivers, and all with a view of the Yorkshire Coast as a spectacular backdrop.


Since the launch of ukLANDROVERevents in 2002, we have had a close connection to North Yorkshire Off Road Centre.  This is where we received our own 4x4 training, from Owen himself.
Over the years we have collaberated in many ways, sharing customers between our two businesses, passing work back and forth, and working together on larger events and projects.
We took over providing tuition on the site in 2012, whilst Owen still ran other aspects of the business.  More recently, when Owen decided to retire from instructing, we were very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to take over the running of the centre on a permanent basis.
Owen can still often be found on site, for us his knowledge of the land, and of off road driving is invaluable.  We are committed to continuing Owen's legacy of providing 'real' driving experiences and training for our visiting drivers here at Robin Hood's Bay.


Please DO NOT just turn up at the centre

Full directions to our site will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Please leave a message if you get our voicemail, as the phone is on silent when instructing.
Office Address:

218 Cotswold Crescent
TS23 2QN
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