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Off Road Activities




Real off road driving adventure; KANKKU puts you in the driving seat of specially prepared 4x4 vehicles, where you can discover the Lake District from a new angle.

Guided off road adventures and expeditions designed for complete beginners to experienced 4x4 drivers on a journey off the beaten track through the Lake District National Park. First time or advanced expeditions for individuals, families or groups to take the wheel… or your can bring your own 4x4.

Learn new driving skills as you are expertly guided on challenging rough and rocky off road terrain on a gripping journey with a spectacular lake and mountain backdrop.

Or, hire your own ex-army Land Rover for the day and explore on Kankku Self Drive 4x4 Safari.

A self drive safari lets you do your own thing. We'll give you the keys to an ex-army Land Rover and a briefing plus maps, satellite GPS and a road book direction system to take care of the navigation while you enjoy the drive. You can then add in a short walk, relaxing lunch stop or spectacular view point to complete your day of intrepid adventure.

A Kankku Self Drive 4x4 Safari is about discovery - finding normally unseen parts of the Lake District by specialist 4x4.

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.

Opening Details

Open all the time

All, 24 hours, 365 days, any time, any place.


You can drive a 4x4 vehicle on spectacular off-road driving trails from as little as £45 per person.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Corporate events, team building, navigation training, equipment hire, skills/training qualification.


Victoria Forge,
Victoria Street,
LA23 1AD


Plan route to 4x4 Kankku using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 413987  Lat: 54.38040 Long: -2.90524

From the A591, turn into Windermere opposite The Windermere Hotel. After 70 yards, turn left as if to go to Booths supermarket. We are on a slip road just to the right. But we can pick you up and start from your hotel.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Windermere station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesEntrance is well lit

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