Forest Experience Rally School Powys

Carno, Powys, SY17 5LU

It’s all in the name – The Forest Experience is a genuine full rally test stage set in 900 acres of Welsh forest with 7 miles of twisting, turning, hilly forest roads!!

The Forest Experience Rally School is owned by Ross Leach (Citroen C2 Rally Champion 2015 and current competitor).

The stages here are used by top WRC Rally teams to test their car setup and train their drivers prior to major rally events such as the WRC Wales Rally GB. You can have a go in a front or rear wheel drive rally car on our wide range of rally experiences! High speed fast laps are also an optional extra to show you how the professionals do it for the ultimate adrenaline rush!

All rally experiences make use of a 2 mile forest loop and spectator bowl area where you get to grips with the car and various rally driving techniques such as handbrake turns and fast corner exit. Some courses also offer the longer forest rally stages with fresh challenges including hills and hairpins.

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 course.

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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
• Help with local Hotel/Spa accommodation
• Passenger only experiences (you get driven at high speed)
• 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

A genuine Welsh rally stage awaits on this stimulating half-day rally in Powys. Set in 900 acres of woodland, the gravel stage is full of twists, turns and hills, attracting top WRC Rally teams. Choose from three iconic rally-prepared cars – the Ford RS2000 or Subaru Impreza. Get started with a short safety briefing, before hopping behind the wheel for a thrilling driving experience on a forest rally stage. Receive helpful tuition from a trained instructor and learn essential rally driving techniques, such as handbrake turns and power-sliding. Then, go head-to-head with other participants to compete for the title of the fastest driver!

£199 per person
5 participants per car

The following applies to all courses:

• All courses are half days
• 3 spectators per participant (£5 per person)
• There is no minimum age but participants must have basic driving skills such as clutch control, be able to change gear without looking down and be physically able
• Recommended maximum height 6' 4"  and maximum waist size 44" (please enquire if outside of these restrictions)
• Flat/narrow fitting thin soled shoes are ideal such as a sports trainer, to allow for a good 'pedal feel'
• High heels, platforms or large fashion trainers etc are not suitable and should not be worn
• Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn, especially in winter months as the forest is exposed and conditions can change during the day
• Due to the remote location and outdoor forest setting, there are no specific disabled facilities.  Limited mobility is accommodated where possible but please enquire if you have specific requirements
• Once at the forest stage, all participants and spectators must remain there for the duration of the course for safety and access reasons
• There is a cabin to keep dry, toilet facilities and picnic benches
• Pets are not permitted on site
• Optional liability waivers are available for a charge of £25 bronze & silver, £50 gold and £75 for platinum experiences

Silver Rally Experience at Forest Experience Rally School

Speed into action with a small group rally experience in the Welsh woodlands. Boasting a genuine rally stage, made up of a wealth of twists, turns and hills, the venue is known for attracting top WRC Rally teams. After a safety briefing, hop into a choice of car (a rally-prepared Ford RS2000 or Subaru Impreza) for a sighting lap with a trained instructor. Once familiarised, take to the wheel on a forest stage to practice rally driving techniques, such as handbrake turns and power-slides. In the afternoon tackle a longer rally stage, before going head-to-head with other participants to compete for the title of the fastest driver.

£299 per person
3 people per car

The following applies to all courses:

• All courses are half days
• 3 spectators per participant (£5 per person)
• There is no minimum age but participants must have basic driving skills such as clutch control, be able to change gear without looking down and be physically able
• Recommended maximum height 6' 4"  and maximum waist size 44" (please enquire if outside of these restrictions)
• Flat/narrow fitting thin soled shoes are ideal such as a sports trainer, to allow for a good 'pedal feel'
• High heels, platforms or large fashion trainers etc are not suitable and should not be worn
• Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn, especially in winter months as the forest is exposed and conditions can change during the day
• Due to the remote location and outdoor forest setting, there are no specific disabled facilities.  Limited mobility is accommodated where possible but please enquire if you have specific requirements
• Once at the forest stage, all participants and spectators must remain there for the duration of the course for safety and access reasons
• There is a cabin to keep dry, toilet facilities and picnic benches
• Pets are not permitted on site
• Optional liability waivers are available for a charge of £25 bronze & silver, £50 gold and £75 for platinum experiences

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 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. Finish off the experience with an instructor driven thrill ride, this is guaranteed to make you smile from ear to ear!
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!

£540 per person
2 people per car

The following applies to all courses:

• All courses are half days
• 3 spectators per participant (£5 per person)
• There is no minimum age but participants must have basic driving skills such as clutch control, be able to change gear without looking down and be physically able
• Recommended maximum height 6' 4"  and maximum waist size 44" (please enquire if outside of these restrictions)
• Flat/narrow fitting thin soled shoes are ideal such as a sports trainer, to allow for a good 'pedal feel'
• High heels, platforms or large fashion trainers etc are not suitable and should not be worn
• Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn, especially in winter months as the forest is exposed and conditions can change during the day
• Due to the remote location and outdoor forest setting, there are no specific disabled facilities.  Limited mobility is accommodated where possible but please enquire if you have specific requirements
• Once at the forest stage, all participants and spectators must remain there for the duration of the course for safety and access reasons
• There is a cabin to keep dry, toilet facilities and picnic benches
• Pets are not permitted on site
• Optional liability waivers are available for a charge of £25 bronze & silver, £50 gold and £75 for platinum experiences

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 or 4WD Subaru Impreza. (Car is chosen at time of booking). Finish off the experience with an instructor driven thrill ride, this is guaranteed to make you smile from ear to ear!
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!

£990 per person
1 person per car

The following applies to all courses:

• All courses are half days
• 3 spectators per participant (£5 per person)
• There is no minimum age but participants must have basic driving skills such as clutch control, be able to change gear without looking down and be physically able
• Recommended maximum height 6' 4"  and maximum waist size 44" (please enquire if outside of these restrictions)
• Flat/narrow fitting thin soled shoes are ideal such as a sports trainer, to allow for a good 'pedal feel'
• High heels, platforms or large fashion trainers etc are not suitable and should not be worn
• Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn, especially in winter months as the forest is exposed and conditions can change during the day
• Due to the remote location and outdoor forest setting, there are no specific disabled facilities.  Limited mobility is accommodated where possible but please enquire if you have specific requirements
• Once at the forest stage, all participants and spectators must remain there for the duration of the course for safety and access reasons
• There is a cabin to keep dry, toilet facilities and picnic benches
• Pets are not permitted on site
• Optional liability waivers are available for a charge of £25 bronze & silver, £50 gold and £75 for platinum experiences

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