Open to competitors in Cars and on Motorbikes and Combinations, Classic Trials usually take place during the winter months. The aim is to complete (or at least attempt) a series of 'off-road' sections and score the lowest possible number of penalties. These sections can be very steep and muddy and it is usually those competitors with specially prepared vehicles that enjoy the most success. However, much enjoyment can be gained by just attempting to climb that 'impossible' section in an almost standard vehicle

Trials are extremely popular events, and the NDMC organise three events each year - the Exmoor Trial in January, 2 Rivers Road Trial (new for 2016) and the Tarka Trial in September.