Activities in Lakeland 

Horse Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the Lake District countryside from the back of a horse. Are you a seasoned rider looking to enjoy a gallop across the Lakeland Fells or an absolute beginner, taking your first steps in the seat of a saddle. We have a horse to meet your level of adventure.

Learn how to control the reins and keep your horse moving. This introductory session lets you experience what it is like sitting in the saddle and being in control of this powerful animal, all in the safe hands of our instructor by your side. 

Nailed Walk, Trot and Canter? You are ready to come on our countryside hack and explore the beautiful Lakeland Fells. There is  from an hour up to a full day ride, depending on how far you would like to explore and how much of a Cow Boy you plan to walk like after the session! 

Live the dream of owning a pony for the day, love it, care for it and go for a ride. Spend the day learning from the experts the art of good horsemanship. 

Gallop across the Lakeland Fells and meander down little country lanes whilst you fall in love with the charm of the Lake District. This activity is suited for seasoned riders that are confident riding at an advanced level. 

From £28 for 1 hour 

*includes VAT

per person 

all equipment included

Great for 

Individual Challenge

Hen Groups

Family Groups

All Abilities 

Can be adapted to those with mobility difficulties

Bring 

Waterproofs 

Good shoes 

Parking is free

Activity Details and Pricing 

Countryside Hack

Eastern Site 
This session can be adapted to the skills of the rider, if you are a complete beginner go on a Trek with an instructor leading the way. Experienced rider can go on our hacks which include Walk, Trot and Canter.
Minimum Age: 4 years 
£28 per person, per hour

Northern Site 
1 hour £30 per person
1.5 hour £42.50 per person
2 hours £55 per person
2.5 hours £65 per person 
3 hours £75 per person 

Pony Experience Day

Do you have a horse crazy child, well this is the perfect day for them! Turn up to the stables and get given a pony to love for the day. The day is full of learning the skills of good horsemanship, a two hour riding session, grooming, tack cleaning and rosettes to be won. Parents are not required to stay for the day. Based from Eastern Site.

Allow 6  hours £50 per child 

Beginners Session

This session is a good introduction if you’ve never been on a horse or pony. Our instructor will lead you around the grounds of the farm and take your first steps sat in the saddle. Based from Northern Site.

Full Day Session

Are you an experienced rider visiting the Lake District. Our full day hacks get out and explore the best parts of the Lakes, riding over Fells, down quite country lanes all whilst meeting like minded people. Based from Northern site.

Full Day £125 per person

Family Horse Ride

Share the joy of horse riding with the family. This introduction session is based on two adults and two children riding together. Explore the farmland whilst recieving hints and tips from your instructor and see if you can keep your horse moving. Based from Northern site.

0.5 hour £86 per Family

Where are the Horse Riding Venues? 

15 Minutes from Penrith

35 Minutes from Ambleside

45 Minutes from Coniston

10 Minutes from Kendal

25 Minutes from Ambleside

20 Minutes from Grange over Sands


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