GOING <br>OFF-ROAD WITH YOUR 4x4

GOING
OFF-ROAD WITH YOUR 4x4

THINK RUGGED DESCENTS AND BONNET-DEEP WADING ARE FOR EXPERTS? THINK AGAIN.
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With good preparation and a bit of practice, anyone can off-road. A Land Rover is capable of more than you could ever imagine. My top tip is to know your 4x4 inside out before you set off.
JAMES NEWMAN
LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

UNDERSTAND YOUR 4X4


Get a good mental picture of the underside of your vehicle. Know where the fragile parts are, such as the fuel tank, engine sump, differentials and gearbox.


READ YOUR MANUAL


Understand your on-board technology and all its features; you’ll find everything you need to know in the manual. If you don’t have your manual, download it now.
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MEMORISE BASIC STATS


Memorising some basic stats will help you deal confidently with off-road obstacles. Get to know your vehicle’s height and width, its lowest point, wading depth and key angles.


PLAN YOUR TRIP


Check terrain and topography maps online. Consider current and recent weather, and how it might affect the land. Always abide by the Countryside Code.

OFF-ROADING SKILLS

Quick tips and techniques for dealing with off-road environments.

DRIVING THROUGH MUD

DRIVING THROUGH MUD

Engage Mud and Ruts on Terrain Response. Try to stay within existing tracks. Keep the wheels straight and use the information screen to guide you.
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DRIVING ON SAND

DRIVING ON SAND

Engage Sand on Terrain Response. The key to crossing sand is to know how firm the surface is. You need to maintain momentum to drive over the sand, not sink into it.
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DRIVING THROUGH WATER

DRIVING THROUGH WATER

Try to work out how deep the water is. In static, shallower water, explore on foot and use a stick to gauge the depth - or watch another vehicle go through.
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DRIVING ON HILLS

DRIVING ON HILLS

Going uphill, approach the hill straight on and use the highest gear possible. Never turn the vehicle on a steep slope. Going downhill, engage Hill Descent Control.
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DRIVING ON ROCKS

DRIVING ON ROCKS

Before crossing rocks and scree, get out of your vehicle and assess the risks. Select Rock Crawl on Terrain Response; this will engage low-range gears.
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DRIVING ON GRAVEL

DRIVING ON GRAVEL

Engage Grass/Gravel/Snow on Terrain Response. Gravel is a constantly changing, low-grip surface, so always drive at a slow speed.
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OFF-ROAD DRIVING GUIDE

Take the path less travelled with our essential guide to 4x4 off-roading
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4x4 OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES

From Islay and The Faroes to unforgettable moments from the Discovery archives. These are the stories of our own Land Rover adventurers.

MEMORIES OF DISCOVERY

MEMORIES OF DISCOVERY

Intrepid adventurers share their greatest off-road moments in the much-loved Land Rover Discovery.
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DEFENDER FAMILY TREE

DEFENDER FAMILY TREE

To mark the end of production, we drove a fleet of the Defender’s ancestors in its spiritual home of Islay.
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THE FAROE ISLANDS

THE FAROE ISLANDS

Land Rover driver Moi Torrallardona tests the Discovery Sport across volcanic rock and green valleys.
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LAND ROVER ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Explore some of the world’s most iconic destinations from behind the wheel of a Land Rover. Book your dream off-road adventure with Abercrombie & Kent.
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OFF-ROAD ACCESSORIES

From lamp guards and mud flaps to full underbody protection, Land Rover Gear Accessories carries everything you need for your next 4x4 off-road adventure.

LAMP GUARDS

LAMP GUARDS

Aerodynamic in design and moulded from lightweight polymer, these lamp guards offer excellent protection from minor impacts.
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MUD FLAPS

MUD FLAPS

Reduce spray and protect your paintwork from debris and dirt. Available for front and rear wheels, in various designs to complement exterior styling.
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CARGO BARRIER

CARGO BARRIER

Protect passengers against displacement of luggage on energetic drives. Available half height or full height, with optional loadspace partition.
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OFF-ROAD TRAINING

Want to master muddy ruts, rock crawls and steep slopes? Book a Half, Full Day or Advanced Experience for expert guidance at one of our LRE centres.