Take on the challenge of going off-road.

No matter how many years of experience you have behind the wheel, our naturally-wooded off-road course will definitely test your skills as a driver. An incredibly enjoyable challenge, you’ll take on steep hills and lots of water as you explore the Leicestershire landscape.

You will be introduced to an upgraded Land Rover Defender that boasts nothing but the best modifications available on the market and with one of our Big Thunder instructors to provide guidance, you’ll be traversing some of the most extreme off-road terrains. With a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 360Nm of torque, there is no better off-road vehicle than the 6-speed Defender to tackle the off-road course here at Bruntingthorpe.

From steep slopes and inclines to wet, mud and grass zones, you will truly be put through your automotive paces. What’s more, we’ve given our vehicles a Twisted Performance upgrade, so you can have even more fun out on the course!

Take on the challenge and test every driving skill you possess as you get to grips with our challenging course. The 4x4 challenge is an ideal team building activity, or as part of a corporate hospitality package that we’re sure you will never forget.

Get in touch with our team today to discuss availability and we’ll help build you the perfect off-road experience.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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