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.

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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

Our events organiser will customise an event to your liking and budget.  We can handle groups from 4 upward with sole or shared use of the venue.  We can include accommodation and catering.  We have organised events for friends, Company directors and motoring enthusiast groups.  These can be as formal or fun as you want it to be and include a variety of motor events such as off road 4x4 and thrill rides for non-drivers in your team.  Just ask to see what we can offer.

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Carno, Powys, SY17 5LU

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