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Helmdon (nr Brackley, Northamptonshire)

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Purpose built for military vehicle driving, and with over 95 tanks operating on site, this large and entirely off road course comprises of dirt and grass terrain with a variety of gravel and mud traps.Based just outside the village of Helmdon in Northamptonshire, the site can be reached from both the M1 (Junction 15a) and M40 (Junction 10 or 11). It is a rural and fairly remote location in terms of public transport so travel by car is recommended. Postcode NN13 5QD.

Visitor Info

Spectators are welcome to the site for an additional fee which includes hot and cold refreshments (lunch on full day experiences) and rides on the military vehicles. Unfortunately children under 7 years and animals cannot be accommodated for safety reasons. Refreshments are free of charge to experience day participants. Toilets are available on site as well as free car parking. Spectators need to come as prepared for mud as participants!


The Helmdon track has a long history of tank driving experience days, and has built up an impressive portfolio of over 90 tanks! The expertise of the instructors has been utilised by TV and film producers. Tanks from the location have appeared in an episode of Spaced and Band of Brothers and even made an appearance in the film Black Hawk Down.