Forest Experience Rally School Powys

Carno, Powys, SY17 5LU

The Ultimate True Forest Rallying Experience

The Forest Experience Rally School offer a wide range of Rally Driving Experience days to ensure you have the ultimate day out.

Whether  you want to experience a thrilling rally driving day for the first time, or top up your knowledge and time in the driving seat, the Forest Experience Rally School has a rally driving experience to suit your needs. The rally school is set in a 900 acre Welsh forest in Mid Wales and provides you with the most authentic rally driving experience out there.  You will get to drive on the same roads as many renowned World Rally Champions.

We offer full or half day experience as part of a group, corporate days, or exclusive 1-2-1 sessions with an experienced rally driver including David Higgins (the current Rally America Champion) or Ross Leach (Citroen C2 Champion) in your own rally car or a car provided by us.

We offer a range of Rally cars to choose from including the iconic 1970’s MkII RS2000 Escort.

If you want real Forest Stages, real Rally Cars and genuine rally champions giving instruction then look no further.

Gift Vouchers are available for any of our courses.

See our excellent feedback on Facebook ‘@TheForestExp

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Full-Day Rally Driving Course with Forest Experience Rally School

A full-day rally experience in a fully prepared rally car including the option of the rear wheel drive Ford Escort RS2000 (chosen at time of booking).  The day starts at 9am with a short drive to the 900-acre forest followed by a brief theory briefing before heading out on to the two-mile stage. You will be instructed in specific rally driving techniques such as handbrake turns and power-sliding in preparation for the afternoon long run.

In the afternoon, you will tackle an even more demanding longer rally stage to experience just how a real forest rally stage feels before you finish the day with a timed special stage where you compete with your fellow rally enthusiasts for the fastest time of the day and a trophy awarded to the winner.

There is the option to purchase a thrilling high-speed run with your instructor as the driver with you as a passenger where you will get to see just how fast the car really can go on gravel.

The price includes a picnic lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  A picnic lunch and refreshments are provided for spectators subject to a fee of £10 per person.

Half-Day Rally Driving Course with Forest Experience Rally School

During this AM or PM course you will drive our classic two-mile Welsh rally stage in in a fully prepared rally car including the option of the rear wheel drive Ford Escort RS2000 (chosen at time of booking). The session starts with a short drive to the 900-acre forest followed by a brief theory briefing before heading out on to the two-mile stage and followed by instruction in specific rally driving techniques such as handbrake turns and power-sliding.

You finish the session with a timed special stage where you compete with your fellow rally enthusiasts for the fastest time of the day and a trophy awarded to the winner. 

There is the option to purchase a thrilling high-speed run with your instructor as the driver with you as a passenger where you will get to see just how fast the car really can go on gravel.

The price includes refreshments throughout the session and one spectator.  Additional spectators are charged at £5 per person.

Junior/Unlicensed Rally Driving Course with Forest Experience Rally School

All our experiences take place on private forest stages and there is no need for a road vehicle licence. We offer our full day and half day courses to younger drivers and those without a car licence. We require that you have sufficient experience to be able to drive the car and change gear smoothly. You will participate with the adults on the regular rally driving course. The minimum height requirement is 4'10". A parent/guardian must accompany any junior driver on the day of the course.

Testing & 1-to-1 Rally Driving Tuition with Forest Experience Rally School

For the driver who is already competing why not bring your own car and receive one-to-one tuition with one of our experienced drivers.  We have specialists in FWD, RWD and 4WD cars.  We offer training to the novice and experienced rally driver with excellent feedback on Facebook (@TheForestExp).

Our 100% gravel road venue is also available for testing and has been used by many of the world's leading rally teams.

Corporate and Group Bookings at Forest Experience Rally School

Forest Experience Rally is the perfect venue for team-building, employee reward, or customer entertainment with thrill.

We cater from groups as small as 2 to around 25.

We have an events manager who will package you day to suit your requirements that can be a regular experience day just for your group through to a full multi-activity, accommodation and catering included event.

Services we provide include any mix and match of the following:
• Rallying Experience (FWD, RWD, 4WD)
• 4x4 Experience
• Event Room Hire
• B&B
• Help with local Hotel/Spa accommodation
• Catering from simple sandwiches to hog roast or
• Passenger only experiences (you get driven at high speed)
• Safe Storage (Mountain Bikes etc)
• Competition Specification Rally Cars
• Multi Venue events

Groups/Individuals we have hosted recently include

• Goodwood Motor Sports Management
• John Newman & Sigala
• DiRT Rally
• MkII Real Estate
• NW Climate
• Various Small Business Owners.

We are happy to host responsible Stag & Hen groups who know that drinking is done after driving - never before.

Bronze Rally Experience at Forest Experience Rally School

All driving is done in our 900 Acres of Forest on a Genuine gravel stage in either the iconic rear wheel drive Ford RS2000, Front wheel drive Ford Focus or 4WD Subaru Impreza.

During this AM or PM course you will drive our classic two-mile Welsh rally stage in a fully prepared rally car.

Following registration and a safety briefing the session starts by heading out on to the two-mile stage. You will learn specific rally driving techniques out on stage along with learning the all important handbrake turn in the bowl area by the forest cabin.

You finish the session with a timed special stage where you compete with your fellow rally enthusiasts for the fastest time of the day and a trophy awarded to the winner.

There is the option to purchase a thrilling high-speed run with your instructor as your driver and you as a passenger where you will get to see just how fast the car really can go on gravel.

The price includes light refreshments throughout the session.
Spectators are charged at £5 per person.

Schedule
Our BRONZE rally driving course typically follows the schedule below:
• Arrive at The Rally School for registration and safety briefing
• You will drive the rally car around the exhilarating two mile forest stage with the instructor, who will guide you through the techniques you'll need for rally driving on the loose surface.
• In turn with other participants, you'll have the chance to attempt specific tasks including handbrake turns before setting out on a further run around the forest stage.
• Time to attack the clock now with a competition between all participants and a trophy for the quickest driver
• Optional Instructor driven Fast Laps around the 2 – Mile Loop.
• Depart the Forest Experience Rally School.

£199 per person

Silver Rally Experience at Forest Experience Rally School

All driving is done in our 900 Acres of Forest on a Genuine gravel stage in either the iconic rear wheel drive Ford RS2000, front Wheel drive Ford Focus or 4WD Subaru Impreza. (Car is chosen at time of booking)

This course is limited to just three participants per car to give increased driving time and more personal attention from the instructor.

During this AM or PM course you will drive both our classic two-mile Welsh rally stage in a fully prepared rally car (chosen at time of booking the course) and a longer stage to experience a typical full competitive rally stage!

After a sighting lap in your chosen car you will practice rally driving techniques such as handbrake turns and power-sliding in preparation for the longer stage run where you tackle a more demanding rally stage typical of a competition forest rally stage in a competitive rally event.   The stage includes hills and hairpins with magnificent scenery (not that you have time to look) for the ultimate rally experience.

You finish the session with a timed special stage where you compete with your fellow rally enthusiasts for the fastest time of the day and a trophy is awarded to the winner.

There is the option to purchase a thrilling high-speed run with your instructor as your driver and you as a passenger where you will get to see just how fast the car really can go on gravel.

The price includes light refreshments throughout the session.
Spectators are charged at £5 per person.

Schedule
Our SILVER rally driving course typically follows the schedule below:
• Arrive at The Rally School for registration and safety briefing
• Commence training exercises with familiarisation of the two mile forest stage.
• Taking turns with your fellow participants you'll get the chance to learn handbrake turns, braking and general close car control techniques.
• A Further run of the 2 Mile forest stage.
• Time to tackle the long stage special run with hills and hairpins!
• Finally - Attack the clock with a competition between the participants and a trophy for the quickest driver
• Instructor Driven Fast lap with instructor (if you have purchased this option).

£299 per person

Gold Rally Experience at Forest Experience Rally School

Just you and one other person share this incredible opportunity drive in our 900 Acres of Forest on a Genuine gravel stage in either the iconic rear wheel drive Ford RS2000, front Wheel drive Ford Focus or 4WD Subaru Impreza. (Car is chosen at time of booking)

This course is limited to just two participants per car to give increased driving time and personal attention from the instructor.

This course is aimed at all abilities of drivers who want a unique experience.  The schedule for the day is flexible as we use the time to meet your requirements be they detailed tuition or maximum fun!

Schedule
Our GOLD rally driving course typically follows the schedule below:
• Arrive at The Rally School for registration and a short safety briefing
• A siting lap of our two mile forest stage where the instructor will gauge your skill level and understand your hopes for the day.
• Have it as you want it!  Practice skills, drive the loop – do the long stage as many times as the time allows – ask the instructor to drive you – it’s all included.

As this session is a flexible format you have the option to spend a full day with us by extending your booking to a double session where you can continue your experience for the rest of the day. You can split the session over an afternoon of day one and the morning of day two making travelling easier and providing time to reflect over night before returning on day two to practice all things you forgot to ask on day one.

£540 per person

Platinum Rally Experience at Forest Experience Rally School

The ultimate rally experience that is open to the general public.  Just you, a car and an instructor let loose to make full use of our 900 Acres of Forest on a genuine gravel stage in either the iconic rear wheel drive Ford RS2000, front Wheel drive Ford Focus or 4WD Subaru Impreza. (Car is chosen at time of booking).

This course is aimed at all abilities of drivers who want a unique experience.  The schedule for the day is flexible as we use the time to meet your requirements be they detailed tuition or maximum fun!

Schedule
Our PLATINUM rally driving course typically follows the schedule below:
• Arrive at The Rally School for registration and a short safety briefing
• A siting lap of our two mile forest stage where the instructor will gauge your skill level and understand your hopes for the day.
• Have it as you want it!  Practice skills, drive the loop – do the long stage as many times as the time allows – ask the instructor to drive you – it’s all included.
As this session is a flexible format you have the option to spend a full day with us by extending your booking to a double session where you can continue your experience for the rest of the day. You can split the session over an afternoon of day one and the morning of day two making travelling easier and providing time to reflect over night before returning on day two to practice all things you forgot to ask on day one.

£990 per person

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