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Centre Based Beach Riding Holidays

Have the holiday of a lifetime at Murthwaite Green; where the mountains meet the sea|

Most people dream of riding along a long sandy beach with the sound of the waves and the smell of salt in the air. At Murthwaite Green you really can make your dreams come true. Silecroft beach is a fantastic beach for riders, at around 5 miles long with firm sand and shallow waters, ideal for a good gallop.

Our holidays consist of a choice of local Bed & Breakfast accommodation, 4 to 6 hours riding per day, and the opportunity for hands-on horse care if required.

All rides are escorted by friendly, helpful and fully qualified staff who all have a good local knowledge. All ride escorts hold their British Equestrian Tourism qualifications, their Riding and Road Safety Certificates and are qualified first aiders.

We are based in a beautiful, yet relatively quiet part of Western Cumbria where we are lucky enough to have both the fells and a 5 mile long sandy beach within a few minutes ride.

You really can make your dreams come true!


You also have the option of getting more involved with the horses - if you want to you can arrive in time to brush and tack up your horse prior to riding. We also offer instruction in Stable Management.

The holidays are tailored to your requirements and capabilities, so you can get the type of holiday you want. Adult mid week breaks and weekends are available throughout the year - choose from lessons in all weather arena, beach rides, fell rides, full or half day rides with picnic stops. Alternatively, you can sit back and let us arrange everything for you.

Example of a Midweek Break.

Our breaks can start and end on any day of the week, and are specifically tailored to suit your requirements.

Day 1

Arrive morning or afternoon; if you arrive in time, come along to meet the ponies and staff before settling into your accommodation.

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

You can either depart in the afternoon, or relax for another evening; an extra nights bed & breakfast typically costs around £35 per person, varying slightly with the accommodation chosen.

Riding Holiday Prices:

2 day weekend or midweek break            £330.00
3 day break                                            £460.00
4 day break                                            £590.00
5 day break                                            £720.00
6 day break                                            £830.00

The above prices are per person and include all riding (5-6 hours per day), bed and breakfast accommodation (detailed below) and hire of hat and boots if required. All breaks can run from any day to any day, subject to availability.

To book your riding break you will need to complete a booking form and return with a deposit of £100 per person.  You also need to indicate on the form which accommodation you would prefer:

Boots & Boards, Silecroft
The Fold Guesthouse, Kirksanton
Blackcombe House, Kirksanton  (add £10 per person, per night)
The Wayside Hotel, Whitbeck  (add £10 per person, per night)

For more details on available accommodation, please see our accommodation page.