When it comes to the great outdoors, there’s no better place than the British countryside. Whether it be going for a walk, cycling or horse riding in the Lake District, the possibilities are endless. If you’re staying in or around Windermere then make the most of the scenic routes available.
Horse riding in the Lake District
There are a number of different options, from indoor riding schools for beginners to organised trips across the hills aimed at more experienced riders.
You could be riding along the quiet country roads, before heading off the beaten track for a cross-country gallop. If you’re staying at a Boutique Spa Hotel in Windermere, then the great Lake is a perfect destination.
Have a slow start to the day, maybe a swim in the hotel pool, before heading off to your nearest riding school. Horse riding in the Lake District is pretty special when it comes to this wonderful part of Cumbria.
Walking tours in Windermere are already popular, but why not climb into the saddle for a unique experience? Admire the views from horseback, looking out across the large body of water.
Alternatively, you can always explore further afield, horse riding in Coniston Water, private rides in Penrith or climb the mountains near Cockermouth.
Cumbrian Heavy Horses
One of the highly rated outdoor activities in the Lake District are horse rides with the Cumbrian Heavy Horses. These magnificent creatures are based at Baystone Bank Farm in Millom, less than an hours drive away from Windermere.
It will be worth the journey as you reach the outskirts of the Lake District National Park. Once you reach the farm, you can have a horse ride quite unlike any other. The coastal beach riding is exactly that, the chance to go horse riding alongside the Irish sea.
Switch from a gentle trot as you head inland and through the Lake District Fells, before letting the horses take full advantage of the sand beneath their hooves. The rides can be challenging for the rider, but are a chance for the shire horses to fully embrace their surroundings.
By the time you’ve headed back to your spa retreat and Windermere hot tub, it won’t just be you that needs a little pampering!
Pony Trekking in the Lake District
If you fancy something a little more sedate, then how about the smaller end of the scale? Pony trekking in the Lake District is still an amazing chance to get out into the country. It’s just maybe a bit more subtle, one for the less experienced or younger rider.
This is often a good introduction to horse riding in the Lake District, with lessons for beginners, as well as leisurely treks. If you’re away on a romantic holiday in Cumbria, this is a fantastic way to discover the Lakes.
Once you’ve jumped off your horse, it will soon be time to relax. Why not book into the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, perfect for finishing your day horse riding in the Lake District. After all, you will certainly benefit from the hot tub and spa facilities.