Trail Riding Holidays
About Our Trail Rides
We've been running trail rides for 30 years and we've narrowed down the perfect itinerary for a riding holiday.
Based in a quiet village in Shropshire, Stottesdon- we are nestled amongst permissive fields, bridleways and stunning off road tracks with views for miles of the Clee Hills and surrounding areas. Our routes have always been a favourite with our customers- in fact people travel from all over the world to come year on year. The riding here is stunning, there is no doubt about it! Our routes extend over the Shropshire Hills and our trail riding holidays are the perfect way to go exploring. Whether you're planning to come alone or with a group of friends you are almost always guaranteed to leave here exchanging numbers and planning the next one.!
We are the home to almost 30 horses that have been hand picked for their suitability, we have your bombproof steady rides to your more advanced but they all have one thing in common- they're safe and fun! Our horses are expertly taken care of and we really take pride in them- they are the best in the business and part of our family.
Costs & Dates
Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June
Each date is limited to 6 riders- if you don't see a date that suits please contact the office for any additional availability.
The cost for the trail ride is £425 which includes two full days in the saddle, horse hire, accommodation in our glamping pods and evening meal and breakfast.
The Best Ever Shropshire Hills Trail Ride
Day 1: We meet at the yard at 9.00am where all the horses have been prepared for the trail ride and are ready for the off! We will be climbing up to the top of the Titterstone Clee, followed by exhilarating turns of speed along the fantastic canter tracks, stopping for lunch at Wheathill where the horses can chill and take a breather while the riders enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch there is a mammoth mission as we make our way through woodland tracks opening up onto the wide open space of the Nordy Ring, plenty of opportunity to give the horses a leg stretch! Endless gallops and challenging terrain awaits…
The final challenge of the day will be a climb towards the top of the Brown Clee, reaching the highest point in Shropshire The Abdon Burf which is 1700 feet above sea level, ears may start popping at this point!! We then make a quick descent, dropping off the summit into our lovely fields for the night and put our equine companions to bed for the evening. We then hop you all into our minibus and take you on the final leg of day 1 back to base where our chef will prepare a delicious home cooked meal. Our guide will arrange a pick up time for the following morning, allowing a relaxing start. The Fighting Cocks pub is just a stroll across the lawn and may make a nice place for a digestif or enjoy your own tipple in the privacy of the centre.
Day 2: After waking up from a good nights rest and enjoying a hearty breakfast we make our way back up to the horses for a mass wake up call (they often have a tendency to lie down and pretend they aren’t there.) We tack up and set off to finish our ascent on the Brown Clee taking a ride over a second summit The Clee Burf.
We have a bit of a breather when we reach the top and check out the views, we can look right the way over to the Long Mynd and also observe the miles covered the previous day. We then make our way down and head off into the beautiful Boyne Estate, with their fantastic woodland bridleways, leading down to a lunch stop at the Boyne Arms. After lunch we head off an old railway, which goes on for mile, taking us onto quiet pretty lanes, which will eventually take us home! When we arrive back at the yard exhausted and beaming, our faithful four legged friends have a final sponging down and are turned out to gives their hooves a rest.
After a cup of tea and a large slice of gorgeous cake it’s time for goodbyes, exchanging of emails and looking at our next adventure!!!