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Western Cumbria

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Western Cumbria

This wonderful holiday is based in a beautiful, yet relatively quiet part of western Cumbria where the mountains meet the sea with both the fells and a 5 mile long sandy beach within a few minutes ride.

You can experience the thrill of riding along the beach or take in the far-reaching views from one of our fell rides. This holiday caters for riders from novice to experienced and is tailored to your requirements and capabilities.

You can choose from lessons in the all weather arena, beach rides, fell rides and full or half day rides with picnic stops. We can offer 2-7 day weekend, mid-week or full week breaks. Many people dream of riding along a sandy beach with the sound of the waves and the salty aroma of the sea. Let us make those dreams come true.

Beach & Fells Trail (2 days)                     

Day 1:

Arrive at your B&B in time for your evening meal which will be provided at the local Inn or the hotel's restaurant at a time to suit you.

Day 2:

Ride along the beach for 3 miles up to Gutterby and head inland toward the imposing fell of Blackcombe.   After lunch we climb to the summit of Blackcombe (almost 2000ft) where there are plenty of photo opportunities. Then we drop down into Whicham Valley crossing fields before heading back to the stables to cool off the horses.  (Approx. 12.5 miles)

Day 3:

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.  After lunch the ride continues along the salt marshes before heading inland towards Po-House hills enjoying the spectacular scenery as you go. We should arrive back at the yard by 4pm.  (Approx 13.5 miles)

Langdale Trail Ride Itinerary (5 days)

Day 1

Arrive Silecroft in the afternoon, come along to the stables for an assessment and ride out and to meet the horses and the ride leaders. You will stay the night in a local B&B and we will meet up at a local inn for our evening meal to discuss the plans for the week ahead.

Day 2

Leave Silecroft at 9am. Riding over Po House using quiet lanes and bridleways. Heading firstly to Ulpha where we will stop for lunch, and from there over the Dunnerdale fells dropping down into Seathwaite. 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.  We will pass Hodge Close and ford the beck leading us into the picturesque hamlet of Little Langdale.  From here we will once again pick up bridleways past Lingmoor Fell around the back of Elterwater before entering the Great Langdale Valley and Chapel Stile.  We will stop for the night at The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at the base of the Langdale Pikes.

Day 4

Leaving Great Langdale behind us, we will climb the lanes passing Blea Tarn looking back onto the best view of the Langdale Pikes from anywhere in the Lake District.  We will drop down to the base of Wyronse Pass and head over green roads and bridleways towards Tilberthwaite.  We will eventually head back into Coniston 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 Thwaites Fell over Bridleways and Lanes.  After a picnic lunch stop we will head through the picturesque village of Hallthwaites before picking up Po-House Lanes.  We plan to be back in the yard for around 4pm.




Departure Dates: Throughout the year

2012 prices: 

Trail rides

2 days 2 nights (5/6 hours riding each day, b&B, 2 x lunches)  £310

5 days 4 nights (5/6 hours guided riding each day, full board staying in a b&b with luggage transfer)    £850

Centre based stays

2 day weekend or midweek break              £290
3 day break                                            £400
4 day break                                            £510
5 day break                                            £620
6 day break                                            £730

The above prices are per person and include all riding (4-6 hours per day), bed and breakfast accommodation, hire of hat and boots if required. All breaks can run from any day to any day, subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Sometimes

Accommodation: B&B, or hotel for a supplement of £10 pp per night

Meeting Point: Millom, Cumbria

Transfer: n/a

Hours In Saddle: 4/6 per day

Max Weight: 90kg

Group Size: 6-8

Suitable for non-riders: Yes

Call us on +44 (0)1225 000000 or email contact@redlandsequestrian.com to check the ride availability and dates, once we have confirmed availability you can download and fill in a booking form:

Each rider in the party must also complete a riding ability questionnaire before we can complete the final confirmation of your holiday booking.

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