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Trail Ride Options 2016

5 Day Wasdale & Eskdale Trail Ride.............NEW FOR 2016!!!!!

Our 5 Day Trail Ride includes:
5 full riding days with an experienced guide (5-6hrs)
5 nights Full board accommodation
Luggage Transfer

Cost - £940 per person

Dates 2016:

20th - 24th June 2016

5 Day Trail Ride Itinerary

Day 1

Leaving Silecroft at 9.30am we will ride along the beach towards Gutterby.  After skirting around the base of Blackcombe fell, we will drop down towards Bootle and enjoy a picnic lunch with our horses.  After lunch we will continue to ride through the village of Bootle towards the coast again.  We will cross over the estuary at Eskmeals and reach our accommodation for the night in the lovely coastal village of Ravenglass.  We will stay at one of  the local B&B’s and take our evening meal at a local Inn.

Day 2

We will leave Ravenglass around 9.30am and ride along the beautiful bridleways that surround the Muncaster estate.  We will cross over the L’al Ratty (and maybe see a train passing).  Our lunch will be at a lovely country pub in the Eskdale Valley.  After lunch we will ride through Santon Bridge and onto bridleways and tracks around Nether Wasdale.  We will go for a paddle in Wastwater – England’s deepest lake and take in the views of England’s highest mountain.  We will ride along Wastwater until we reach Wasdale Head where we will stay for the night, while the horses rest in a field nestled at the bottom of Great Gable.

Day 3

After breakfast we will leave the Wasdale Valley behind us, climbing up towards Burnmoor Tarn.  We will ride the old coffin trail over the fells before dropping down into the wonderfully picturesque Eskdale valley at Boot.  We will take lunch in one of the lovely country pubs in the village.  After lunch we will ride along the valley and climb up Hardknott Pass  - we will stop to take in the far reaching views from the top before taking bridleways down through the forest into the Duddon Valley.  We will spend the night at The Newfield Inn.

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Day 4

Leaving Seathwaite we will climb up towards Caw and then head along pack horse track and bridleways towards Broughton Mills.  We will stop for lunch at a lovely country pub and let the horses have a well deserved rest.  After lunch we will drop down into Ulpha before riding over Corney fell and Bootle fell.  The horses will stay in a lovely field in Bootle while we will stay closeby at a lovely local B&B. 

Day 5

Leaving Bootle, we will head inland towards Blackcombe fell.  Dropping down towards the coast, we will hit the beach at Gutterby and enjoy an exhilarating gallop home along the sands to Silecroft……we will be back by lunch time today.

 

5 Day Langdale Trail Ride

Our 5 Day Trail Ride includes:
5 full riding days with an experienced guide (5-6hrs)
4 nights Full board accommodation
Luggage Transfer

Cost - £940 per person

 

Dates 2016:

15th - 19th May 2016
18th - 22nd September 2016

 

5 Day Trail Ride Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Silecroft late morning. After checking into your B&B you will be provided with a packed lunch which can be brought along to the stables to eat whilst you meet the rest of the riders. We will leave after lunch, enjoying long gallops along the beach to Gutterby. We will then leave the beach and make our way along the base of Blackcombe towards Bootle, where the horses will spend their first night. You will be collected from the field and transported back to your B&B. We will meet up later at the local inn for our evening meal to discuss the plans for the week ahead.

Day 2

You will be transported to Bootle where we will get the horses ready before heading over Bootle fell enjoying spectacular views back to the Irish Sea coast. We will stop for lunch next to the River Duddon at Ulpha - lots of time for photo opportunities. After lunch we will head further into the Duddon Valley using old packhorse routes and bridleways. We will stay the night in Seathwaite village and have a restful evening at the Newfield Inn whilst the horses graze in a nearby field.

Day 3

Leave Seathwaite by 9am we will ride over the Walna Scar Road, skirting around Coniston Old Man.  We will then drop down into Coniston village where we will stop for lunch at a local inn.  Following lunch we will pick up bridleways leaving Coniston and heading towards the Langdale Valleys.  There will be the opportunity to take a look round Cathedral Quarry (one of the filming locations for the new Snow White movie). From here we will head up towards Tilberthwaite through woodlands and along quiet and pretty bridleways. The evening will be spent at a lovely guest house directly on the Cumbrian Way. We will have our evening meal here whilst the horses graze in their fields.

Day 4

Leaving Langdale behind us, we will head over bridleways and old fell routes onto Oxen Fell enjoying fabulous views of the Langdale Pikes behind us and Tarn Hows in front. From here we will join Grizedale Forest at High Cross and enjoy a few canters along the wide tracks. After leaving the forest we drop down towards Coniston, we will have a paddle in the Lake before we stop for lunch at a local inn. Following lunch we will climb back over the Walna Scar Road heading back towards Seathwaite for the night.

Day 5

Leaving Seathwaite on our final day we will head towards Corney and Bootle Fells over Bridleways and Lanes.  After a picnic lunch stop we will head towards the coast dropping down into Bootle and making our way along the base of Blackcombe before reaching the expanse of Silecroft Beach. From here we will enjoy an exhilarating gallop home. We plan to be back in the yard for around 5pm.


2 Day Trail Rides 2015

Our 2 Day Trail Ride includes:
2 full riding days with an experienced guide (5-6hrs)
2 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation
2 lunches (either picnic or pub)

Cost - £360 per person

Dates 2016:

13th & 14th April
30th April/1st May
28th & 29th May
11th & 12th June
11th & 12th July
26th & 27th July
9th & 10th August
25th & 26th August
10th & 11th September
24th & 25th September

(Other dates can be accommodated - please contact us for more details)

2 Day Trail Ride Itinerary:

Day 1:

Ride along the beach for 3 miles to Gutterby.  From here we will head inland towards the imposing fell of Blackcombe.  We then stop for a pub lunch at a local hotel.  After lunch we will begin our climb to the summit of Blackcombe (almost 2000ft).  There are plenty of photo opportunities and on reaching the summit we will take a break to admire the fantastic views and to allow the horses to cool off in the tarn.  We will drop down into Whicham Valley crossing fields before heading back to the stables to cool off the horses. (Approx 13.5 miles)

Day 2:

Arrive at the yard in the morning ready for a 10am departure.  We will have a longer ride along the beach today in the opposite direction.  We will ride round the old Harbour wall and through Hodbarrow nature reserve before stopping for a picnic lunch whilst your horses takes a rest.  After lunch we will head homewards through the sand-dunes before arriving back on the beach for some long gallops through the surf. We should arrive back at the yard by 4pm.  (Approx 14 miles)