Direct4x4 Escapes camping out in a nature forest in the summer with an orange Ford Ranger Wildtrak with campfire, roof tent and side awning and camping expedition gear

Time to Escape

Direct4x4 Escapes camping out in a nature forest in the summer with an orange Ford Ranger Wildtrak with campfire, roof tent and side awning and camping expedition gear

As life slowly returns to normal, many are starting to plan for a memorable summer. The pandemic has taught us to appreciate nature and the outdoors more and more; it helps us in so many ways. Because of this many have started to enjoy camping; maybe for the first time or going back to it after many years.

If you're considering a camping trip this year but are a little unsure of what you need or even if you will like it, then Direct4x4 Escapes might be just for you. Buying all the equipment and then deciding it’s not for you can be a little expensive and, let’s face it, with cost-of-living prices going up it could put many off having a great time.

So why not try before you buy!

Direct4x4 are launching a new venture: Direct4x4 Escapes. An opportunity to hire one of our overland expedition 4x4 vehicles which have everything you need to make an exciting camping trip to remember.

At launch, we have a couple of professional expedition vehicles for hire; our classic Land Rover Defender 110 and the Ford Ranger Wildtrak pickup truck. Both are fully equipped with all the gear you need for a safe and cosy overland adventure and have our fantastic roof top tents and side awnings fitted for a comfortable night under the stars.

Land Rover Defender 110

Direct4x4 Escapes 4x4 offroad expedition overland vehicle hire rental service black Land Rover Defender 110 with camping gear in a nature forest

This iconic vehicle is a firm favourite with many enthusiasts the world over.

It oozes exploration with its go-anywhere ability, and with a sturdy, rugged look that will turn heads up and down the country.

If you want a classic looking vehicle for your time away, then the lovely Landy is the vehicle to choose!

It has loads of space and can tackle the toughest of terrains; be the envy of everyone else on the camp site!

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Direct4x4 Escapes overland expedition offroad vehicle rental hire orange Ford Ranger Wildtrak with roof top tent side awning and camping gear on nature gravel path

For a different and more look choose the automatic Ford Ranger pickup truck.

A firm favourite with workmen and farmers alike, this super popular pickup truck has become a great SUV alternative for many families and travellers.

A solid look with a great presence and it's never afraid to live up to the demands of exploring the Great British wilderness.

With a spacious, comfortable interior and easy drive you won’t want to give it back!

This is a great opportunity to find out if you like camping or persuade a loved one that they will love camping as much as you. Also, its great if you love camping but don’t have the room to store all the necessary equipment.

So, what's included in a Direct4x4 Escape?

  • Spacious roof top tent
  • Pull-out vehicle side awning
  • Fold-out shower privacy curtain side box
  • 12V portable camping shower
  • 11L plastic jerry can water carrier
  • Portable compressor refrigerator freezer cooking stand with 2-burner gas stove, grill and gas bottle
  • 2 x comfortable camping chairs and folding table
  • Cutlery and cleaning items

A full list is available on our new website,

Gateway to the Peak District

Direct4x4 Escapes camping out in a Peak District in Derbyshire with a summer's evening view of Mam Tor with sunset on the public footpath

Being based in Derby means we are a central location with many exciting places to visit. Why not start with beautiful Peak District?

The gorgeous peaks have it all. From dramatic views to cosy country pubs, sparse moorland, craggy summits and pretty villages. With an area size of just over 550 square miles and with bordering 5 counties it is an epic place to start exploring. The Peak District has something for everyone.

Visit towns like Bakewell and Buxton and drink in the beauty of Chatsworth House. You will want to visit again and again. The opportunities are endless!

For more information visit our website at, call us on 01332 601016 or email

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