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How many people can sleep in the vehicles?
Up to five. Our Defenders can be fitted with up to two roof tents. Each has a memory foam queen-size mattress. We offer family-friendly accommodations. For example, two roof tents can very comfortably host 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. Alternatively, our two-tent option is perfect for a small groups
Can you cater for disabilities
Absolutely. We have a number of options available for individuals or groups with disabilities. Unfortunately we can’t cater for every circumstance yet. It’s best to discuss this with us so we can offer the best solutions. Please give us a call, chat with us using our online chat or use our contact form to send us a message. If you are getting in touch using a form would you kindly give us an indication of the person or persons disability and whether this affects a main or secondary driver so we can best prepare solutions for you.
Can I bring my dog with me?
Yes, you can. Please note though that it’s mandatory to hire the Dog Package, and dogs aren’t allowed in the tents. Also, dogs can only travel with a maximum of 2 people, since the dog ‘hammock’ renders the rear seats unusable for other purposes. Please also refer to the Outdoor Access Code for guidance with respect to the responsible handling of dogs in England and Scotland.
Within our dog pack we provide a safety harness. By law it is necessary to ensure your dog is appropriately secured when traveling.
What's included in the price?
We also have a wide range of equipment you can hire depending on your adventure including – Fire Pit, BBQ, Pizza Oven, bike racks, hammocks, Kayak’s and more – see our full list in Gear. If there is anything else then please just ask and we will try our best to accommodate.
Is insurance included in the price?
Yes, our vehicles are insured for drivers who have held a driving licence for a minimum of 2 years aged 25 – 65. See our full Terms here
Do the vehicles have toilets?
How much guidance and support is provided?
Is mileage limited?
Are there supermarkets near your location?
Can I take the Defender outside of mainland UK?
Can we take the vehicles out to the Scottish islands??
How many people can you fit in each tent?
How long does the tent take to set up?
You’ll find it easier each time you erect and take down the tents.
How long does it take to put up the Howling Moon half moon awning?
How far can you travel on a full tank of fuel?
All our vehicles run on diesel and a full tank of fuel provides a range of around 400 miles. If you’re looking at heading off into the Highlands and Islands we would advise you to fill up when your tank gets down to around a 3rd full, fuel stations in the Highlands tend to be a bit further apart or sometimes closed when you wouldn’t expect them to be.
Can the equipment stand up to high winds and rain?
Is it possible to take a rigid canoe?
What are the earliest and latest possible collection/return times?
Collection and return can be arranged for any time between 2pm and 11am respectively, 7 days a week. If those timings aren’t suitable please get in touch and we will try to accommodate your needs
How much luggage can we bring?
What are the age restrictions for drivers?
Our insurers require that drivers of our vehicles are no younger than 25 years old, and no older than 75 years old: they will consider making exceptions for people outside this range, but it will require specific approval, and it’s entirely at their discretion whether or not to grant it. An additional premium may also be applicable if approved.
- What’s the minimum age for driving the Land Rovers?
Our standard minimum age in line with our insurance policy is 25, however we are happy to accept drivers over 21 with amended excess terms. Please note that drivers must have held a full UK driving licence for at least 1 year if aged 25, or 2 years if between 21-24. The security deposit is £1000 for those aged 25+, £1250 for those aged 23-24 and £1500 for those aged 21-22. This is held on your card for the duration of the trip and released upon safe return of the vehicle and kit in the condition it was hired out in.
Please review our full Terms here
Which driving licences do you accept?
I have points on my licence - can I still hire a vehicle from you?
Our insurance dictates that so long as you have a maximum of 3 points for either a speeding or parking offence, you can hire one of our vehicles. You must also not have been involved in more than one motoring accident or claim within the preceding three years. Please review our full Terms here
Can we smoke in the vehicle or the roof tents?
Smoking is not permitted in the vehicles or within the roof tents or closed awnings.
Please refer to our full Terms here
Is it possible to carry bikes on the vehicle?
Can you store luggage for us while away?
Can I book online?
Absolutely, you can book online using our easy booking system. Simply choose your preferred vehicle & preferred dates and follow the steps – it should only take a few minutes. You can choose to pay in full or pay just a deposit. You can also add in some optional extras that are listed clearly before you secure your reservation.
We will always request permission to take our hirers photographs on drop off/pick up/collection for use on our social media platforms. In the event children are photographed we will request the explicit written permission of a parent or guardian to use those photographs on our social media platforms.
We always encourage our adventurers to share photographs/footage of trips with us for use on our social media platforms
Please contact us for any other social media queries
Can I Hire For Film/Photography Projects
Yes, please contact us for day rates for hire for film & photography purposes.
Do you offer vehicles for weddings/events
Yes, please contact us for availability and rates
We provide you with everything you could possibly need for an epic adventure in this incredible land of rolling hills, vast beaches and countless castles, steeped in history and folklore. Just bring yourself and see where the road takes you!