Driven to Extremes FEN TO FELL is a unique opportunity to join an elite group of adventure motorists who have driven the highest track in the UK, the otherwise restricted route to the summit of Great Dun Fell.
Starting at the lowest road in the UK, which is -9 feet below sea level, this 3-day adventure is a 4x4 enthusiasts delight, in which participants will negotiate stunning mountain passes and some of the highest off-road routes in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines.
At 2,782 feet above sea level, the final destination of Great Dun Fell is 530 feet higher than the highest publicly accessible road or green lane in the UK. Driven to Extremes are the only organisation granted privileged access to this track and the stunning views it commands.
Open to anyone with a sense of adventure. Are you up for the challenge...?
All you’ll need is a 4x4 and that it’s suitable to take on some remote tracks. This event isn’t about serious mud plugging or extreme off road driving, but exploring the stunning UK wilderness and getting away from it all.
Neither a race nor a rally, you’ll journey through breath-taking scenery along the country’s most picturesque roads as you make your way ever higher. Just some of the highlights that you can slip into conversation include...
- Drive the highest track in the UK
- Buttertubs Pass - Clarkson’s No.1 road in England
- Tackle the UK’s highest green lanes
- Dine in the UK’s lowest & highest pubs
When operating far from help, it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be backed up by a professional support crew in expedition equipped 4×4’s who are on hand to cover any eventualities.
Delivered by expedition specialists Max Adventure, we have been operating vehicles in extreme environments for over 25 years, in temperatures from -60C to +50C and 18,500 feet above sea level (and everyone has come back!).
We have worked alongside explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Hollywood actor Tom Hardy in places as far-flung as Siberia, the North Pole and Mt Everest.
In 2014, three injured military veterans suffering from PTSD joined the Max Adventure team on a gruelling 12,000 mile overland expedition to far-eastern Siberia as a demonstration of how tough their new model Vivaro vans were. This 60-day adventure through 20 countries was used as a European-wide TV advertising campaign for the company, whilst at the same time support the military charity Help for Heroes.
So profound was the improvement in the veterans’ mental health that the idea of taking injured military veterans on challenging vehicle adventures to aid their recovery from PTSD was conceived.
After 2 years of planning and raising the necessary sponsorship, Driven to Extremes was born in 2017. Under the strapline of ‘Feel Low…Drive High’ our first adventure took a team of veterans to the most extreme northerly point of the UK, a restricted private track to an old military radar site at the very top of the Shetland Isles.
The entry fee for Driven to Extremes FEN TO FELL is from just £149 per person, which includes a professional support crew (leader & mechanic) in an expedition prepared 4x4; 2 nights campsite accommodation; UHF radio hire and satellite mapping.
Early Bird discounts for bookings up to 31st Mar 2024 only
Starting in the village of Holme, Cambridgeshire and finishing in the village of Dufton, Cumbria, the event spans 4 days.