About Us

About us
About us Yorkshire Outdoors
About Us

Yorkshire Outdoors was established by Richard Fawcett just over 30 years ago…

Since day one, my focus has always been to provide the best possible service and experience for the customers. I can confidently say that all of the team here will go above and beyond to ensure the clients are happy, safe, and having a tremendous amount of fun.

The perfect choice for your next outdoor experience!

We’ve got a passion for the place in which we work and live. The way we do things around here demonstrates this massively. Everything we offer is about quality and providing a truly unique experience. Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

See what we have to offer

As one of the leading adventure experience providers in the UK, Yorkshire Outdoors is the perfect choice for your next outdoor adventure experience. We specialise in clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 off-road driving and quad bike trekking

We offer our exceptional course for you to challenge yourself in a 4×4 Land Rover for the ultimate experience. You’ll have the expert guidance from one of our trained instructors too, so it doesn’t matter what level of experience you have. With the 1-1 tuition you’re sure to have a great time and learn something new.

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Meet the Team

Our 4x4 & Outdoors Experience Professionals

We’re a small team here at Yorkshire Outdoors – each one of us playing a key role in providing our customers with an experience to remember.
Learn a little more about us below:
Ben Ducker
Managing Director of Yorkshire Outdoor Adventures Ltd T/A Yorkshire-Outdoors
Ben joined Yorkshire Outdoors in 2020 and has over 10 years' experience of working within the customer service industry.

Since joining us, Ben's progressed to Centre Manager and is often the first person to welcome you when you visit us. He has a varied role here, and is experienced in both quad bike and 4x4 off road instructing.

It's always easy to see that Ben strongly believes in providing our customers with a first-class service - helping us to achieve our goal of delivering a quality, safe and fun experience for all.

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Richard Fawcett
Described by his colleagues as ‘a force to be reckoned with’, Yorkshire Outdoors founder Richard is passionate and highly experienced and holds a coveted Land Rover Instructor Certificate 1991. He’s spent many years driving across magnificent Australian sand dunes has also previously won 4x4 competitions.

“I look forward to providing all of our guests with the very finest adventure experience.” – Richard Fawcett, Founder

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Bryan Kidd
4x4 Off-Road & Clay Shooting Instructor
Bryan joined the Yorkshire Outdoors team having many years of experience in off-road driving and clay pigeon shooting.

His unique approach is quite like no other, and his knowledge of shooting and guns is second to none.

Bryan’s customers often leave compliments for him, expressing how their experience was made even better by having him as their instructor.

Bryan's patience and teaching skills are invaluable to Yorkshire Outdoors and we are grateful to have him on board.

Gordon Wilkinson
4x4 Off-Road Instructor
Gordon was originally a very loyal customer, having first visited Yorkshire Outdoors over 23 years ago to return time and time again. He is now so experienced that we just had to offer him a job with us!

So, in losing our best customer, we gained a truly fantastic instructor who is admired by everyone!
Gordon never fails to raise a smile from his clients, which is evident in our customers feedback; ‘never had so much fun at 2mph’ and 'he's a first-class instructor.’

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Berni O'Hare
Shotgun Coach
Described as a wonderful guy and an excellent shot by his colleagues.

Bernie regularly shoots with groups in his spare time and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time here with us – whether you’re a novice or experienced shooter.

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Dave Burbidge
Clay Pigeon Shooting Instructor and Shotgun Coach
AKA Little Dave

Described by our customers as ‘enthusiastic', 'knowledgeable' and 'not a bad shot’, Dave has been instructing for us for around 10 years.

Dave has a clear passion for shooting. He has natural ability to create a sense of calm and confidence - even for the customers with no experience in clay pigeon shooting. A real asset to Yorkshire Outdoors, we all love little Dave!

Geoff Watkins
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Having help set up the Yorkshire Outdoors business, Richard had the privilege of knowing Geoff for 30 years. Geoff had a wealth of Land Rover knowledge. He originally worked there on the factory floor and progressed to training off road driving techniques at their Solihull, Eastnor Castle and the experience centres.
Geoff was loved by all of our customers and colleagues over the years, and he actively demonstrated advanced off road driving skills with us right up until he was in his eighties.
“Geoff Watkin was such a nice man, temperate in mood, full of fun and adventure. He was always the first in line to put a Land Rover through its extreme paces in some amazing hill climb or jaw dropping descent.
A sad loss, we will never meet another man like him. Deep felt sincere condolences from me personally and all the team at Yorkshire Outdoors to Geoff’s wife Margaret and his family.” – Richard Fawcett, Managing Director
What an amazing morning we had celebrating a 12th birthday quad biking. Fabulous equipment, fab guide (Ben) and we had so much fun. Not too far to go from Newcastle Upon Tyne either. Can’t wait to go back.
Quad biking fun
I've never driven a landrover or done any off-roading, but my instructor Ben made me feel very relaxed. The course has lots of variety, big drops, small humps and bridges. I loved it, a great experience all round and I would definitely recommend!
Brilliant 4x4 experience
Alice B
Absolutely loved our experience here this morning! First time clay pigeon shooting and it was amazing! Our instructor was so knowledgeable. All the staff were great. We will definitely go back to try some of their other activities. Highly recommended!
Fantastic experience
Kate H