Inclusive Riding Breaks

Two-day trail ride

All trail rides are accompanied with either one or two guides, numbers on the rides vary, usually between 4 and 8

The two-day trail ride comprises two days of riding through the beautiful Derbyshire dales, taking in the Chatsworth and Haddon Hall estates and High Peak trails. There is overnight accommodation at a guest-house in Bakewell, with breakfast included. We are finding it increasingly difficult to find single night accommodation in Bakewell as most of  the B&B's will only take 2 nights at weekends, early booking is advisable if you only require one night. If you live locally and prefer to go home for the night a reduction representing the cost of the accommodation will be made.

 
On arrival at Northfield on the saturday (No later than 9.30am please) clients are allocated their horses before horses and riders are transported to Priestcliffe, nr Taddington, where the ride sets off at around 10.30am. 

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The route follows the old drovers' tracks down towards the dramatic Monsal river and Dale, with the newly opened tunnels at Monsal Head the route  takes you straight on through to Hassop Station, the old train line takes us to Bakewell station where the bridleway follows a good climb through the woods, over the hill and into Chatsworth estate.

Meandering through Endsor village on Chatsworth estate it is a great opportunity to look at the unique houses. The Old Post Office tea rooms and their delicious sandwiches and home made cake make a great stop for lunch.


After a good gallop through Chatsworth park the route heads over the hill and through the woods into the neighbouring Haddon Estate. The ride finishes in Youlgreave where the horses stay at a farm and the riders are taken for a well earned soak at their accommodation in Bakewell.

Bakewell itself has some lovely shops and a variety of bistros worth investigating - but don't leave town without sampling the traditional Bakewell pudding!

The ride sets off on Sunday to the sound of church bells and heads up through some spectacular dales and on to the limestone plateau following the High Peak Trail to the lunch stop at Parsley Hay. The day finishes at the farm around 4.30pm.

We have a variety of horses and usually manage to fit every one with their "type". The pace of riding is mainly walk and canter/gallop with some trotting. Riders must be capable of staying out of the saddle at canter and generally helping not hindering the horse! As the ride covers in the region of 40 miles over very varying terrain, a reasonable degree of fitness is recommended. It is essential that we have an accurate assessement of each riders capabilities, also their height and 'riding' weight in order to allocate a suitable horse.

                                                                  

2017 Trail Ride Dates

  20/21 May

  10/11 June

  24/25 June

  15/17 July 

  9/10  September   (2 nights accommodation only)

 

Other dates through the season, including weekdays can be arranged, please call to check.

 

2017 Prices

2 nights £325

1 night   £300  

  

Clients living locally are welcome to join the ride without accommodation, a reduction in the cost will be made or if you have a non riding friend or partner I am happy to organize accommodation for them. 

 

The two day trail rides are available between May and September.

 

South Peak Loop 

 

We are developing this new ride with dates to be posted soon. 

 

Weekend and Short riding breaks

Suitable for both novice and experienced riders, the weekend break includes two nights self catering based at Northfield farm, with six hours riding. There is a full day ride on the Saturday with a shorter two hour ride on the Sunday. And if you don't fancy cooking, there are plenty of good pubs serving food near by!

Short breaks are available September through to May. Summer dates may be available, please contact us.

 

2017 Prices 

2 night break  £200