WILTSHIRE 4X4 WEEKENDS
Wiltshire Weekend 4X4 Adventure Tours!
Deluxe: 12-13 November 2022 & 10-11 December 2022
Camping: 27-28 May 2023, 1-2 July 2023, 9-10 September 2023
The winter deluxe version includes a 3-course dinner, bed and breakfast at a traditional country inn, located on Marlborough's main market square.
Enjoy our hearty fried breakfast, delicious evening braaivleis BBQ including dessert, and two wholesome lunches when you join us exploring offroad in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside with your 4X4, and indulge in our unique fully catered service en route. We spend the first day making our way along the best legally permissible tracks of the tranquil Wiltshire countryside, taking in Stonehenge en route, followed by our adventure activity - which is target shooting at an outdoor rifle range! That night is passed camping at one of the lovely local rural campsites, where we fire up our wood/charcoal braai for an evening BBQ feast with dessert and filter coffee. The following morning we enjoy our bacon-and-egg fried breakfasts before setting off for more low-impact 4X4 driving. The second day focuses primarily on the Salisbury Plain area, and includes passing by the ‘German Village’, with rutted tracks and water-filled 'bomb-holes', best taken slowly! The 'bomb-holes' are easily bypassed, which is what most do.
These convenient weekend 4X4 tours provide the perfect opportunity for clients to experience guided overland exploring in their own vehicles, whilst simultaneously getting to enjoy our gourmet bush catering, and participate in the Saturday afternoon adventure activity of high powered airgun target shooting at a controlled rifle range. Our 4X4 tours are not just about the driving (though we do plot all our routes to cover the maximum offroad!) we also like to spend plenty of time out of the cars enjoying the great outdoors!
Start - we meet at 9am on the Saturday morning, for a short briefing over muffins, tea and fresh filter coffee. The exact meeting point in Marlborough is notified to participants about a fortnight in advance.
Finish - we finish around 3pm on the Sunday afternoon near to Pewsey.
Included - all meals provided from start to finish: 1 fried breakfast, 2 varied lunches and 1 BBQ dinner with dessert, afternoon target shooting session on an outdoor rifle range using high power airguns accurate to 100m, weapons and ammo provided, all campsite fees included.
The only 4X4 tour operator with the specialised skills, experience and equipment necessary for Fully Catered 4X4 Overland Adventure Tours
You relax with a drink...while we fire up the BBQ!
Camping - prices per person based on two adults @ £195 p.p., additional adults @ £95, single supplement @ £95, first child @ £85, second child @ £45, third child @ £25.
Deluxe - prices are per person based on two adults @ £225 p.p., additional adult @ £115, single supplement @ £115, first child @ £95, second child @ £45, third child @ £25.
Previous participants' reviews of this tour
“A brilliant weekend with a professional and friendly company. Lots of great off-roading, nice choice of campsite, lovely bunch of people and I think I’ve put on half a stone thanks to fabulous catering too! We were lucky enough to get the added bonus of a live military training session taking place along one route with a host of Challenger tanks passing within feet of us. Highly recommend doing this and we hope very much to do further trips with Barrie and Active 4x4 Adventures.” Sarah & Paul Harward
“Kids and I had a wonderful time that none of us will ever forget. Barrie is very knowledgeable, organised and helpful, he ensured everyone got the most from a great weekend. Thanks.” David Potts
“Barrie is a welcoming and generous guide and host putting everyone at their ease. We had great fun driving along hidden byways with a mini adventure round every corner. BRILL.” Anne & Rob Billings
"We had a great time on Active 4x4 Adventure’s Wiltshire 4x4 Weekend. Both days were extremely well planned and organised with a wide variety of tracks, challenges and wonderful scenery. Barrie is an excellent host, the food was very good and the mix of activity and adventure was spot on. We’d thoroughly recommend his trips and are already booked on our next one!" Fiona Tarrant & Ian Miles
“A well organised and enjoyable weekend off roading in Wiltshire. Thanks to Barrie and Jana - we would definitely like to join you for more.” Kev & Mae Draper
“Great weekend away in Wiltshire with Barry. Great food and organisation with a lovely mix of routes. Really good fellow adventurers to share the experience. I definitely recommend the experience and the service that Barry offers.” Craig & Claire Turnbull
"A fantastic weekend with Barrie in Wiltshire. A great two day tour with a hotel stay over in Marlborough, hotel is great place to socialise with all guest in the evening and great food in the restaurant. Off roading on some great picturesque lanes. A great weekend shake down before heading to Portugal with Barrie in May 2022." Gareth Richardson & Mitch Randle
"Another great trip with Barrie in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside exploring the many and varied, at times challenging, green lanes that tested the traction control modes and low range of my discovery leaving it suitably muddy. The evening stop over hotel in Marlborough provided comfortable accommodation and an opportunity to meet other participants over a drink or two at the bar." Charles & Jane Bagnall
"Had a great weekend with Barrie and looking forward to our trip to Portugal. A good route with a bit of everything and great food."
Chris & Gill Starmer
"Fun, banter and a great weekend in Wiltshire. The truck got muddy and the sun shone. What more could you ask for? Thanks Barrie - great job :-)" Nigel & Petra Barnes
"Thank you Barrie for a great weekend in Wiltshire last month. Fantastic scenery, fantastic people, fantastic food and even fantastic weather! I was unexpectedly able to extend my 4x4 experience by a couple of days while carrying out ‘improvements’ (and a few wading mods)on my car. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Thank you. Home now and looking forward to our next trip." Rhoda Daniels
"Just like to say what a great weekend I had. Weather was great, so were the group of people, everybody mucking in to help those that got stuck. Food was excellent. Well worth the drive from Yorkshire. So good in fact I have just booked the French & Italian Alps tour for next August. You yourself the perfect guide, nothing was too much trouble for you, handing out help and guidance when needed. Looking forward to next year already. Thank you." David Chase
"Thanks for a great weekend last weekend. We are all still talking about it which can only be a good sign. It was really great to do something as a whole family that we were all involved in, which given the large age range of our kids is not always easy. We want to book up for Alps 2016. We are very much hoping the dates stay as similar to this year. Do you know when dates will be sorted as we intend to book before 1st Sept?" Guy Walker
"Thanks for what was a superb weekend, and while the great weather we had played a part, the tour of the Wiltshire countryside was very enjoyable! The variety of trails, the views, the food, the like minded people who we shared it all with, and the obvious immense prior planning on your part, all made for a very exciting weekend that we can't wait to do again." Jon Aston & Karen Souster
"Day one off-road with Barrie Dunbar in Wiltshire: Great day out, some good fun off-roading and rounded off with a great BBQ. Looking forward to tomorrow. Day two: More from Salisbury Plain, thanks Barrie for making it a great weekend." Tim Lunn
"Cheers Barrie, Elliot and I had a great time. Food was great, hope to see you soon." Andy Sherlock
"Thanks for a really good weekend, we learnt a lot. It was great to see your kit and the stuff the other guys brought along. We will definitely be in touch in the future." Nigel & Vicki Robinson
"If you have the urge for a 4x4 adventure exploring the Salisbury Plains, covering 300 square miles (780 km2) of chalky tracks and green lanes, look no further. ACTIVE 4X4 ADVENTURES Wiltshire Weekend gives it all. Driving your own 4x4, criss cross over the plains, passing Stonehenge and riding through the Defence Training Estate, expedition style! Following the lead of one the UK's leading 4x4 expedition tour leaders, ensures a fun filled, eventful and educational weekend. All this and fully catered on top! A huge thank you to Barrie for making this weekend one to remember!" Renier & Yolandi Botha
"Both Hayley and I loved the off roading in Wiltshire. A brilliant weekend and we hope to do it again soon." Greg Martynovych
"Thanks for a great weekend. It was really well organised and had a great variety of lanes to drive. Had a great group of people and some even better food in the evening. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an introduction to green laning or a great weekend's fun in the UK. Thanks again and hope to join you again soon on another trip." Michael Worcester
"Thanks for organising a great weekend in Wiltshire. The tracks were very good, and challenging in places, which is the good reason for doing your tours. The food was first class, and lots of it. Lawrie is looking forward to this week's next adventure with you to Sardinia."
Bob Lavender & Lawrie Bowden