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Ride Itinerary (Subject to change, see the latest pdf-file for details):
Where do we go? Where do we stay? Where do the horses stay?

Arrival: Friday evening

Accommodation and food:
Generally at the
MUNCASTER COUNTRY HOUSE. (Tel +44 1229 717693)

Saturday, First Riding Day!
08.00 Breakfast. 09.30 Arrive at Baystone Bank Farm - approx 15 miles - for the first day’s ride where cars can be safely left at owner’s risk for the duration of the ride. (Transport is available for those without a car). A few hours is spent in the morning running through horse management, saddlery etc as you will be expected to participate in the safe handling and daily care of the horses during the ride! Once everyone is comfortable with this, then off we go to the beach. Overnight at: MUNCASTER COUNTRY HOUSE. Dinner 7.30pm.

Cumbrian Heavy Horses :: Gutterby Farm
Cumbrian Heavy Horses :: Muncaster Castle

Sunday, Day two!
07.30 Breakfast. 08.45 Transport with staff to Gutterby Farm where you can help to catch, feed and prepare your horses, then a magnificent day’s ride to Ravenglass via fell and beach.

Overnight at: 

Dinner 7.30pm.

Monday, Day Three!
07.30 Breakfast plus pack and label your bags. 
8.30 Prepare horses for the day’s ride.
10.00 Ride to Nether Wasdale over Muncaster Fell with stunning views towards Great Gable and the coast, heading into the heart of the LDNP.

Overnight Accommodation: 
at Nether Wasdale. 
Prop: Lesley Corr. 
Dinner will be at 7.30pm.


Cumbrian Heavy Horses: At the Strands Inn
Cumbrian Heavy Horses :: Wasdale Lake

Tuesday, Day Four!
07.00 Breakfast, etc. Horses are close by at Church Stile Farm. After breakfast, assist in daily preparation of the horses. Ride to Wasdale Head then over the moor to Boot, Eskdale, with a paddle in scenic Wastwater enroute! 

Overnight Accommodation
Sometimes split between WHA HOUSE FARM, Props: Margaret & Ralph Jackson and THE WOOLPACK, where everyone will take Dinner at 8.00pm - walking distance from Penny Hill (sensible footwear and a torch!) 

Wednesday, Day Five! 
08.00 Breakfast plus pack bags, etc. Horses are on site to prepare. Ride through Eskdale up to the dizzy heights of the Hard Knott Pass via the Roman Fort before dropping down to HIGH WALLABARROW FARM (Prop Chris Chinn). This is our usual Wednesday overnight stop and your Sleeping Bags will be useful here.* Dinner will be at 8.00pm at The Newfield Inn - walking distance. Sensible footwear and a torch are again essential.

Cumbrian Heavy Horse :: View from Hardknot Pass at the Roman Fort

Thursday, Last Day!
08.00 Breakfast. Back to the horses.  This is your final day’s riding through the scenic Dunnerdale Valley. Arrive back at Baystone Bank Farm around 4-5pm.

Overnight Accommodation: 

Farewell dinner. Time for laughter, tears and reminiscing

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is at a variety of wonderful, picturesque locations from old Coaching Inns, National Trust Farms, remote Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed and Breakfasts. Occasionally we may put our clients in two separate providers due to the very rural nature of our rides and sparse possibilities for us to draw on. We endeavour to pick fabulous options, some will appeal more than others but all are of a consistently good standard. If you should have any complaints about the service you receive in any of our providers please tell them and us!

Prices are based on twin, sharing. Occasionally we have to use family rooms, dependant upon availability in aforesaid rural locations. We can supply single rooms upon request but again cannot guarantee it.

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Daily routine

Please aim to be at Baystone Bank Farm on Saturday morning, with your luggage, by 9 - 9.30am. You can leave your vehicle here at your own risk. If you require transport on that morning it will be arranged. On the first day we have a Safety Briefing where all of the information here and more may be mentioned, and we have a daily run through of the riding as the week progresses. We will also run through our tacking up and grooming as we like our clients to be involved. If you do not wish to do this, please tell us, but the feedback we have received has been that everyone wants to help and to do this you need to know how!!

Once on the ride, 8am approx breakfast

8.45am approx please be ready with your luggage packed at the door

Do not forget your packed lunches! Please order the night before!

You can either walk to the field or be transported dependant upon location

You may (if you wish) assist with grooming and tacking up, but please, do ask if you have any queries and do report absolutely anything you feel should be of note. As above staff must check clients tack before we mount you up and move off.

We aim to be on the horses by 10 – 10.30am

Dependant on the day we will be at the new location between 4 and 6pm, we will naturally take you to your lodgings at the end of the day!! We may ask you to get off and walk the last few hundred yards having loosened the horses girths, this is for both your sakes!

Dinner is usually between 7pm and 8pm.

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If everything gets soaked on a wet day we can wash and dry clothing out for you. I also may have horse equipment to service, return make take 24 to 48hrs.

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Call +44 1229 777764 or mail annie@cumbrianheavyhorses.com - open all year 7 days a week!


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