Kankku off road driving adventure
Take a fabulous Kankku off-road driving adventure in the driving seat of a 4×4 vehicle. You can discover the Lake District from a new angle whether it’s your first experience or advanced.
Kankku has expeditions for individuals, families or groups to take the wheel. Learn some new driving skills with an expert guide on challenging rough and rocky off-road terrain. Run 7 days a week, all year round, whatever the weather. To drive a vehicle on either our guided expeditions or take a 4×4 on your own on our self drive 4×4 safari.
A Kankku day is really special because it is a real-life off-road driving experience rather than driving on a contrived off-road course. YOU drive the technical rough and rocky terrain and to appreciate the spectacular Lakeland landscape of lakes and mountains.
The routes are varied and you may find yourself navigating through forests, fording Lakeland streams, or carefully negotiating narrow mountain trails. Whatever the terrain, there is always a great sense of adventure as you swap and change from driver to navigator and make your way through stunning Lake District hills and valleys.
Kankku off-road driving adventure runs a fleet of bright orange expedition prepared vehicles. Headed by G4 Expedition prepared Land Rover Defenders and also use Mitsubishi Shoguns and a Simmonites built Off-Road Racer.
Help and guidance are always on hand from the experienced Kankku off-road driving adventure team in order to keep you exploring and to deliver specialist knowledge. This is delivered in a relaxed format and accompanied by tales of local interest and legend. All their team has experience of dealing with both complete newcomers to off-road driving as well as drivers with more confidence and experience.
The Expedition is their most popular trail in which you will be out for about 5 hours on a cross-section of off-road terrain. There is time to get intimate with your 4×4 and the landscape, to enjoy a break for either a pub lunch or a sandwich on top of one of the peaks. Then hit the trail again and apply Kankku style “intelligent off-road driving techniques” to find your off-road limits.
Prices are per vehicle (rather than per person) and so you can come as a couple or could bring a couple of friends with you to share the day if you wish. Importantly, you won’t have to share the vehicle (and driving time) with their other customers on the day. You will need to bring some small change for the lunch stop.
Kankku also offers a 2-hour ‘adventure’ which follows the same format as above, for a shorter off-road journey. This makes for a great taster, or you can bring your own 4×4 on an Expedition.
Kankku self drive 4×4 safari is about discovery – finding normally unseen parts of the Lake District by specialist 4×4. Kankku’s tough and capable ex-army Land Rovers take you back to basics to simply enjoy the inspirational Lake District environment.
Drive yourself on a long and adventurous journey, exploring a mix of historic off-road Lakeland tracks and winding back roads, all at your own pace. You can swop and change drivers if you have a full and current driving license and those not driving will take on responsibility for the navigation on a defined route. Regardless of your role on the day, you should bring a jumper and/or coat and wear good shoes/trainers or preferably boots for the driving. The freedom of self-drive allows you to add in a short walk to compliment your day of intrepid adventure.
Kankku will give you the keys and a briefing plus maps, satellite GPS and a road book direction system. This takes care of the navigation while you enjoy the drive on an adventurous off-road journey through the Lake District National Park. You can collect the 4×4 from their office in Windermere in the morning at a time suitable to you, then it is yours for the day, to be returned by 5 pm, please.
Availability – Kankku off-road driving adventure takes to the trails 7 days a week all year round, so as long as you have a bit of flexibility, they can help you out!