Trail Riding – including our new “Poldark Trail”
Click here for our new 2021 trail riding programme or call us on 01208 851500
We offer a fantastic selection of trail rides for experienced riders, from 3 to 7 hours duration, exploring some of the beautiful scenery on Bodmin Moor. Prior to joining us for a Trail Ride, all riders need to be experienced in galloping in open spaces. We may therefore need to assess riders during a 1 hour assessment ride (from £40 per person) prior to booking a trail ride.
Please note that refreshments are not included on any of the trail rides.
Own Horses welcome – please call us for very special rates and for more information.
Our Trail Ride Programme features different trails every week – please click here for our latest schedule. Trail dates/routes may change according to weather and ground conditions.
Please find below details of some of our current trails – including our new Poldark Trail. For further information on our other trails and trail riding holidays please visit our Trail Riding Holiday page here
The Camel Trail – 5-6 hours
Our popular Camel Trail takes in the contrasting scenery wild scenery of Bodmin Moor and the sheltered valley of the River Camel, which flows into the sea at Rock and Padstow. We head out from Hallagenna across Bodmin Moor, through the beautiful Shell Woods before joining the Camel Trail. If we are lucky we might catch sight of the steam train on the Bodmin – Wenford railway line. We make a lunch stop at the Blisland Inn (lunch and drinks not included) before riding up to Jubilee Rock high on Bodmin Moor, before returning to Hallagenna. From:£150 per person .
The Poldark Trail
Our Instructor Jen was involved in handling the horses when the BBC series was filmed around Hallagenna. To celebrate the fantastic scenery featured throughout the series we’ve launched a Poldark Trail. During this trail we visit several of the sites used for filming to give riders a real feel for “Poldark” country. Throughout the trail you will experience countryside and terrain ridden by those filming both the original and the new Poldark series and pass Ross Poldark’s Home.
The trail is available as 2 hours (from £70 per person) or approx 3 – 4 hours (from £110 per person).
For beginners – A shorter ride is available to novice riders through countryside which is familiar to the area used in the filming. From £30 per person. (Regular Rider rate )
Waterloo Trail – 3-4 hours
This scenic, challenging trail lasts 3 – 4 hours and takes you towards Delford Bridge for a splash through the De Lank River, before heading across Kernow Downs and out onto the vast Manor Common. From there you will see two of the many Tors or rocky outcrops on the Moor – Carbilly Tor (from the Cornish “carn ebilly” meaning “Colt’s Tor”) and Hawks Tor. We’ll also visit the Trippet Stones, a Bronze Age standing stone circle said to be maidens turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.
We then cross Manor Common and visit the pretty moorland village of Blisland before heading to Pendrift Downs to visit The Jubilee Rock. This huge granite rock was carved in 1809 – 10 by Lieutenant John Rogers and his men to commemorate King George III’s jubilee. It features Britannia and various Coats of Arms and is updated with new carvings on special occasions. After visiting some of the most interesting corners of the Moor we finally head home to Hallagenna.
From £105 per person.
The Cream Tea Trail – 5-6 hours
This Trail Ride takes you out across the Moor 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. At the summit is a “logan” rock, a huge piece of granite which will rock gently if you stand on the right spot! From Rough Tour and its many Bronze Age hut circles, we head through woods to the highest point in Cornwall at 1375 feet – Brown Willy or Bronn Wennyly in Cornish, meaning “Swallow’s Hill.” We ride past further stone circles and ancient signs of settlements before coming to Casehill Downs and King Arthur’s Hall. This is one of the most fascinating sites on the Moor, thought to be an ancient Neolithic or early Bronze Age ceremonial site. It consists of roughly fifty-six stones arranged in a rectangle with a bank of earth around them. We then head home to Hallagenna. From £160 per person
The Rising Sun Trail – 6-7 hours
Our newest horse riding trail taking you on across open moorland with breath taking views of Rough Tor and the highest point in Cornwall, Brown Willy. The trail continues through the vast open moorland commons of Davidstow and West Moor into Altarnun Parish. On the outskirts of the parish lies the Rising Sun Inn, a welcoming 16th century pub serving excellent food and real ales. ( Cost of Lunch and refreshments not included) Lots of opportunities to gallop on this fast-paced trail. From £180 per person
Please note that prices displayed on our website are “from” prices and will vary according to group sizes, riding experience, ride times and dates and specific trails. We therefore advise that you request the price when booking your ride
For a full list of our trails click here
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