Horse Riding Holidays: Top Destinations
Equestrian Holidays Destinations
Thursday 06 May 2010
Horse riding holidays in the UK are quite popular especially in places such as the Lake District and other National Parks. Destination is everything when it comes to equestrian holidays as you will want to experience the fantastic terrain and landscape that can make a riding holiday so special. This guide outlines some of the best destinations for horse riding holidays in the UK. Read on to find out more about equestrian holidays in the UK.
The BHS (British Horse Society) is a good place to look for approved stables and accommodation in which to spend your riding holiday.
Equestrian Holidays in the Lake District
The Lake District is probably the most famous national park in the UK and it is a honey pot for hikers, nature lovers and those looking for horse riding holidays. The landscape is amongst the best in the UK and it also features the highest peaks in England. The town of Kendal and Keswick are notable towns but there are many other places that you will find accommodation and there are some businesses that specialise in Equestrian holidays, some even let you bring your own horse and tack.
Horse Riding Holidays in Cornwall
Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit on a riding holiday as it has fantastic countryside to experience as well as some of the best beaches and coastline in the UK. The towns of Newquay, Truro, Padstow and Falmouth of the English Channel coast are busy tourist destinations and these always offer a fairly good chance of finding accommodation on equestrian holidays. Bodmin Moor offers some fantastic scenery and terrain in which to enjoy your riding holiday and who could argue with the added bonus of a Cornish pasty?
Horse Riding Holidays in The Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales National park is another excellent location to visit for equestrian holidays. Horse riding holidays in the Yorkshire Dales take in towns such as Wensleydale and Skipton as well as famous locations such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the Gaping Gill Cave. Visitors on horse riding holidays in this part of the UK can also take in parts of the Peak District which also has excellent terrain and scenery for equestrian holidays.
This list is not exhaustive and there are countless locations in the UK that are exceptional for equestrian holidays, The Brecon Beacons in Wales and the Scottish Highlands are excellent examples.