It’s all in the name – We are a genuine Full Rally Test Stage set in 900 acres of Welsh Forest with 7 miles of twisting, turning, hilly forest roads!! There is no other rally venue open to the public quite like ours.

Drivers who have learnt their trade here include Richard Burns (whose Godson, Tom Williams, is now a regular visitor and intructor at the school when he is not out competing in the JWRC), David Higgins of Subaru Rally Team USA and many other international and national drivers.

Our venue is used by top WRC Rally teams who come here to test their car setup and train their drivers prior to major rally events such as the WRC Wales Rally GB. Many other teams and privateers use our stages all year round and YOU drive the same stages. Many Rally famous World Champions such as Ari Vatanen , Pentti Airikkala, Colin McRae and Malcolm Wilson have driven here. Top Gear and other TV shows regularly ‘shoot’ at the Forest Experience.

At Forest Experience we don’t sit you in a class room for hours, we do a short but valuable safety briefing and get you in the car as quickly as we can. You are in the driving seat – literally – from the first lap onward. All of the driving is done in the Forest using our 2 mile loop and bowl area in front of the spectator cabin and then the longer stage in the afternoon (full day only).

We use iconic rally prepared cars including the classic RS2000 Mk2 Escort, the world famous Subaru Impreza as well as our front wheel drive option, the Ford Focus, which of course McRae drove to many a WRC victory.

When you come to us, you do all the driving and are under the instruction of an experienced rally driver who will put you through your paces and teach you car control skills such as handbrake turns, power slides and fast corner exit speeds. We don't use dual controls so you really are in the driving seat!

All our experiences make use of our 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. If you stay for the full day you will also experience our longer forest rally stages with fresh challenges including hills and hairpins.

Both experiences finish with a competition between the participants over a pre-set course where the fastest driver on the day takes home the winners trophy.

Once you’ve done your best time for the day there is an opportunity (at extra cost) to have your instructor for the day drive you - the only time you will be in the passenger seat - and you will see just how fast your can really can go on gravel around our 2 mile Forest stage.

Don’t take our word for it - Our Facebook page is full of 5* reviews from previous customers – head over to Facebook and look for '@TheForestExp'.