Stone Trail Riding Centre
Tel: 07775 642400
Email: Get In Touch
Stonetrail is a small, BHS-approved riding centre near Kirkby Stephen which specialises in hacking and riding holidays. We have direct access from our gate to miles of bridleways which include the Pennine Bridleway and the Eden Valley Loops.
Open all year, we offer a choice of rides from an hour to a full day, as well as long-distance trail riding holidays lasting several days which take us on a wonderful journey across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. Our self-catering cottages, complete with a spa room, overlook the horse paddocks and are a great choice for a tailor-made riding holiday.
We welcome a range of abilities and take care to tailor each ride to suit riders with less experience as well as those who want a faster and more exhilerating ride. We have a fabulous selection of routes and we take great care to ensure everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable ride.
We are always happy to chat in person and advise you of the most suitable ride to suit your ability, please do not hesitate to call Alison. Please see our Photo Gallery page for views of our wonderful scenery and our horses and riders in action. You can also read more about Stonetrail and our horses here
A one hour bridleway ride with spectacular views of the Eden Valley. Ridden at walking pace. Age 10 upwards.
Our 90 min ride is very popular for less experienced riders as well as riders who just want a quiet relaxed hack out. Led by mature, qualified ride leaders, this ride is ridden at a walk and trot pace with an optional canter for those who can, with as much instruction as you wish. A great way to meet other riders and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Minimum age 10 years.
Our 2-hour ride takes us through the stunning Howgill Fells and Wild Boar Fell, where we enjoy some exhilerating canters. The scenery is quite stunning and we often ride without meeting anyone. The canters on this ride are optional. Minimum Age 10 years.
We have several routes for our half day hacks which include 3 hours in the saddle. A very popular route is our ride into the beautiful Mallerstang Valley along the Lady Anne Bridlewaywhich follows the River Eden towards Pendragon Castle, reputed to be the home of Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur. We enjoy some great canters on this route and the scenery is superb. Another popular route is our ride through the hidden valleys of the Howgill Fells where we pass herds of fell ponies and enjoy an exhilerating canter along Ash Fell. Riders must be able to canter in open spaces. Minimum Age 10 years
Join us on our popular full day Pub Ride. Our route takes us either to the village of Ravenstonedale where we stop at the Kings Head, or to the village of Nateby to visit the Black Bull. Both routes enjoy stunning scenery and opportunities for some lovely canters. Riders must be able to ride for up to 5 hours and be confident at riding at all speeds on varying terrain.
Please ask about discounts for groups of 4 or more riders.
Please note that lunch is not included in the price.
If you have a number of riders who wish to ride together, our family and friends private group ride option is a good way to lower the cost, as well as tailoring your ride to suit your group. You can book a private group ride from 1 hour to a full day and we can be more flexible with our minumum age and ability. This is also a great option for more experienced riders who wish to request a particular route and style of ride. Please contact Alison us to discuss your individual requirements and preferred dates. The following prices include a private group ride for up to 6 persons:
2 Hour Ride £240, 3 Hour Ride - £345, Full Day £525
We have three, 4-star self-catering cottages which overlook the stables and paddocks, complete with a small spa room. These are available to let on a weekly, weekend or mid-week basis. We can also arrange a local B&B at a preferential rate.
To make a booking please telephone 07775 642400 or email us here. You can also check availability online by clicking here. If you have ridden with us before, you can book online using your password (email us for a password reminder if you need to) Payment is taken on the day of your ride (cash or cheque), except for full day rides which require a deposit of 50% when you book.