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Fitzy73
 


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Land Rover Experience West Country Trec Days

Just received an email from West Country Land Rover Experience about their 2017 Trec Days and thought it might be of interest Thumbs Up



Join us on a Trec Day this year and drive your own vehicle off road.

This is your chance to release your vehicle's capabilities among some of the most spectacular areas in East Devon & Exmoor.

Hosted by Land Rover Experience West Country's expert instructors, these adventure days have been developed to enable individuals and their families to drive their own four wheel drive vehicles off road in a safe and controlled manner.

The dramatic scenery includes coastal views, undulating hills, valleys, tall tree woods, water areas, as well as the opportunity to see unique plant and animal species.

Our vehicle friendly off road routes aim to blend a feeling of achievement as well as a memorable family day out, culminating in a social gathering, where you can share your experiences from an unbelievable day over a superb afternoon cream tea.

The Trec Days are charged at £150 per vehicle, which includes 2 cream teas.
Further cream teas can be booked at £5 each.

Our 2017 dates are:

EAST DEVON
9th April
4th June
13th August

EXMOOR
12th March
7th May
2nd July
3rd Sept
8th Oct
19th Nov (Defender Only)
10th Dec (Defender Only)

For more information, or to book your Trec Day, contact us on 01404 549 333.
 Andy

 
 
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And I'm in the main picture of that email Very Happy - well my car is

I did the East Devon trek last year, very good day. May try persuading the Mrs that we need another holiday in Devon this year.
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Fitzy73
 


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Always good to have a claim to fame!

I thought about going on one last year, but never got around to booking, so may need to try putting it right this year.
 Andy

 
 
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great day out driving your own.....we also did the dunkeld (Scotland) one...absolute fabulous..
  
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Have done Devon and Exmoor and they come highly recommended, both great days out and the views on East Devon were stunning Cool Thumbs Up
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This sounds interesting as we often get down to Devon. May give the Exmoor one a go in May or July Thumbs Up
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Did Exmoor last year along with a couple of others from the forum. A good day out doing something a bit different. Nice to get views of places you're unlikely to go otherwise. In terms of "off road" driving, it's very easy. Ideal for those who just want to "have a go". Thumbs Up
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dlgis
 


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Excellent just right for my skill level i reckon Thumbs Up
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Gets booked up fairly quickly I think.
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I had same email and seriously thinking about it as its only a couple of hours from us.

I am an off road virgin - I assume it caters for that?
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I will probably do the Easter trec at Dunkeld. Did one last year and it was a brilliant day.

Really good introduction to off roading, you get a little drive through the off-road course before going on the trec and at any difficult bits the instructors check you are in the correct settings. The course is designed to be safe for the vehicles (well as much as possible)
  
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GlosBoy wrote:
I had same email and seriously thinking about it as its only a couple of hours from us.

I am an off road virgin - I assume it caters for that?


I can only comment on the East Devon day - but yes well suited I would say. They will give you some help/tips if needed, they ask all drivers at the start what experience they have. Make sure you know what all the buttons do and what they are for. Probably most 'challenging' (by this I mean challenging for you, not the car) are at the end, some steep inclines/declines. So knowing that HDC is switched on before you drop down the slope for example.

Probably a half day LR Experience day beforehand would benefit you considerably , giving you more confidence on the trek day. I had a half day 1-1 tuition at a LRE site before going.

Insurance - they do stipulate that you need to have adequate insurance and last year they emailed me in advance asking me to send a copy. A Plan policy includes the cover, others may as well.

Its very good day though.
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GlosBoy wrote:
I had same email and seriously thinking about it as its only a couple of hours from us.

I am an off road virgin - I assume it caters for that?

Very much so. The guys running it are LRE instructors so they know the vehicles inside out and are used to novices. They ask for your experience level at the start so you can let them know you're new at it. As everyone has a hand held radio they can give instruction remotely if required. You can ask them for pointers as you go too.

On the Exmoor day I went on, the one decent climb / descent was done individually and there was an instructor at the top and bottom. They were checking everyone was in the correct gear etc. and gave some tips according to vehicle (Disco/RRS, Evoque, Defender). At another point, an Evoque was just a little slippy in some light mud and they coached the driver by radio to help him. All done calmly and professionally. Good bit of humour too when required.

There is nothing in the day that will tax a Discovery. I did half of the day in just low range without any terrain response programmes selected - this was on purpose, by the way. My RRS sailed through. I'm sure a decently wet day might be different but we were fortunate with the weather.

Go for it - you'll enjoy it and perhaps learn stuff too. A good combination in my book. Thumbs Up
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Just spotted the bit about requiring insurance. Sounds like i,ll have to trawl thru pages of small print. I'm with LV.
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looking at dates for exmoor as did devon in 2015 very worthwhile and yes completely safe for off road newbies and you can take passengers as well great day out for all the family

hill climb and decent being the highlight imo but the river crossing fun as well

re the insurance , they have to put this bit in but if you ring your insurers you will get fobbed off unless you have a specilaist broker ( adrian flux or similar ) as they dont really understand what your asking them and seem to think your doing the paris dakaar rally .

tbh the risk is very slight and i didnt bother and wont do if i go to exmoor

you wont be exposed to a situation where you are at risk ( you just might think you are when at the top of that slope pressing the HDC button with the voice in your head shouting dont brake dont brake !! )
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