Trail Riding Holiday Itinerary – one week half board
We’ve put together a week-long itinerary for 5 days in the saddle, experiencing some of the best trail riding available in the country. The week is offered on a half board basis, with a full cooked breakfast prepared in your cottage and a daily picnic lunch. Guests can then dine in one of a many nearby pubs (not included) as suggested below. We can arrange transport at an additional cost for those guests not bringing their own car. Guests can also make the most of our proximity to both coasts of Cornwall with two suggested half day trips to Port Isaac and Fowey. Again, we can arrange transport at an additional cost for guests if required.
This week gives you a flavour of the varied and exciting riding available around Bodmin Moor but we can amend the week to suit your requirements.
Pick up from either Bodmin Parkway train station or Newquay airport if required.
Arrival at Hallagenna in the heart of Bodmin Moor. Settle into your modern, comfortable converted stable accommodation. A welcome from your hosts. Tour of the yard and time to meet the horses and talk through the programme for your stay.
Dinner at a local pub – The Old Inn, St Breward.
Breakfast will be prepared in your cottage,
One hour riding assessment in our outside arena to pair you with the most suitable horse for your stay. Mid-morning ride out around Casehill Common over Casehill and up to Alex Tor (Coastal viewing spot on a clear day) .
Return to Hallagenna for lunch, before setting off on an afternoon ride around Ivy Common and Candra, “Poldark Country” (approx 2-3 hours riding.)
Dinner at The St Mabyn Inn, serving locally sourced traditional meals.
After a hearty Breakfast, we head out through Ladydown Common, through the stony outcrop of Casehill to Alex Tor. Over Camperdown to Stannon and over the ancient packhorse bridge, then through the old carriage lanes to Watergate. From here we take the byway towards Roughtor, climbing up past Neolithic settlements over the back of Roughtor (passing a memorial to the Wessex Regiment) With Showery Tor to your left you get the full impact of Brown Willy ( The highest point in Cornwall.) Passing ancient hut circles and field settlements we head off towards Casehill Downs heading home to Hallagenna. (3-4 hours riding)
Return to Hallagenna at midday ready for a light Lunch before setting out to nearby Port Issac, home to Doc Martin the hit TV Series. It’s a quaint Cornish village full of tea shops, antique shops and typical fishing village port. Enjoy your dinner at one of the Local restaurants over looking the Quay
Breakfast will be prepared, before saddling up for a morning ride, taking in some different scenery along our Woodland trail, exploring the wooded valleys of the Camel River to Helland bridge, returning through Helligan woods. Up to Blisland Pub for Lunch, where the horses can graze on one of the only Village greens in Cornwall.
After Lunch you will head out to Pendrift past Jubilee Rock where locals have recorded every monarch’s reign and jubilee since King George by carving Coats of Arms on a very large piece of Granite rock. Over the top to Kerrow downs , through the river at Delphi bridge and home to Hallagenna. (5-6 hours )
After an hour or so to get you breathe relax and have a nice Cup of Tea we head out to the St Mabyn Inn for your evening meal in another delightful traditional Local Pub for some locally supplied produce and real ales.
Today our Cream Tea Trail takes you out across the Candra to Alex Tor, from where you can take in the breathtaking moorland views, reaching as far as the North Cornwall Coast. We then ride on to Rough Tor, which at 1,313 feet, is the second highest point in Cornwall. Over Swallow’s Hill., past the woodland plantation to Davidstow Moor and Crowdy Reservoir, one of North Cornwall’s main water supply reservoirs and home to a wildlife reserve.
A stop at Roughtor farm for a traditional Cornish cream tea we then ride through a byway of bronze age built stone walling. Through a narrow windy lane back up to Newton Common, we ride past further stone circles and ancient signs of settlements before coming to Casehill Downs. Through an ancient Neolithic or early Bronze Age ceremonial site,we then head home to Hallagenna.
(5 – 6 hours )
An evening meal can be enjoyed at the nearby St Tudy Inn.
Smugglers Trail – Breakfast and then off onto another hidden corner of the Moor. Head off to Delphy and pick up the trail through Manor and Carbaglet. Return to Hallagenna at midday before heading off to one of our most famous and picturesque villages in Cornwall “ Fowey” (or similar interesting Cornish town.) Where there are plenty of interesting shops, boutiques and tea rooms to browse. There are also a number of pubs, cafes and eateries to choose from for lunch – or do as the locals do and enjoy a traditional pasty sitting on the quayside. Or head down to the beach, catch a ferry and enjoy your evening meal overlooking the Estuary.
After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to your horse and your hosts before transfers and departure.
Price per person Off peak: £895 per person (Oct – March), £1 150 per person (April, June & Sep)
Price per person peak: £1 450 per person (July & August)
Single supplement: £150 per person peak, £100 per person off-peak, no charge Oct – March.
The above prices are based on a minimum of two guests. Non-rider prices are also available as are Short breaks of 2 nights or more.
All Breakfasts, picnics and lunches taken at Hallagenna or during the rides are included in the price. ( Evening meals are extra and work out to approx £20-£30 per person. All transport and transfers are extra for those guests not bringing their own car.)
Call us for prices and any last-minute offers on 01208 851500.
Transfers from Bodmin Rd Railway station or Newquay Airport Approx £35 each way ( Payable directly to Taxi )
Transfers from Bristol, Gatwick or Heathrow Airports available £ Price by request. ( Payable direct to Taxi )
Please note that the Itinerary may vary according to weather conditions and any unforeseen circumstances.