Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4LL

Tel: 015396 23444
Email: Get In Touch

North West Regional Development Agency

This project is being delivered through the Northwest Development Agency, with Defra as the managing authority


This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areasThis project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

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Luxury riding holidays for you and your horse  

Stonetrail has been offering horse holidays for over 10 years with luxury self catering, a hot tub !, great hacking and livery facilities designed to keep your horse happy on holiday. We are a small and friendly professionally run yard specialising in riding holidays where you can be assured of a warm welcome and our expert advice on the local tracks and trails. You can choose to self guide with one of our easy to follow route maps (no charge) or hire an expert guide to help you explore tracks and trails. Situated on the fell side, our gates lead directly onto several bridleways and open common where you can enjoy quiet hacks to the pub, picnic rides in hidden valleys and exhilarating canters along lovely wide green lanes. It’s a perfect holiday.

Fabulous routes with many off road routes through wonderful scenery 

Please click here to view photos of our local bridleways  

Self guiding your way around the many fabulous trails we have is easy with a choice of route maps and talk round sheets all carefully prepared by Alison. We have been organising and leading trail riding holidays from Stonetrail for the last 10 years and we can share with you our expert knowledge of most tracks and trails in this area. We are situated right on the side of the fell and our gate leads directly onto several bridleways and open common where you can enjoy quiet, safe hacks to the pub, picnic rides in hidden valleys and exhilarating canters along lovely wide green lanes.

This is a very quiet area and you can expect to ride all day and meet very few people. For this reason some of the routes are less obvious and more suited to the more experienced “off roaders”. For less experienced we have some easier to navigate routes and we do provide a marked OS map and route instructions. Much of the terrain is open fell grass tracks or stone based tracks and these include small ditches and the odd water crossings. In many areas there are free roaming sheep and cattle. It is important to know that if you need to do some roadwork the roads are quiet and offer some very nice hacking, in particular, the road route to our village makes a very good 5 mile ride with lovely views. The Pennine Bridleway is a purpose made track just behind the farm which will lead you up and over Wild Boar fell and down into the Mallerstang valley and by following a network of bridleways there is a lovely circular route home. In the opposite direction we also have the Howgill fells which have several bridleways with spectacular views. In June 2010 we hosted a Cumbria Endurance event using a 14k and a 16k circular route which proved very popular. An excellent day ride will take you to the Smardale valley which includes a large section of Eden Valley Loop 5 and this is one of the most popular rides we offer our trail riding customers. We recommend that you equip yourself with the local Ordnance Survey Map ( OS 19 Howgills ) which you should carry during your rides. 

Please click here to view and download our route maps.    

Accommodation Choice

We have five luxury self-catering cottages which overlook the stables and paddocks and a spa room. Our properties have been beautifully converted from a range of stone barns to form a delightful courtyard setting in a truly private setting at the foot of Wild Boar fell. Originating from the 16th century, our properties offer a wonderful blend of original features and contemporary interiors with oak beams, wood burning stoves, power showers and crisp white linen. With no immediate neighbours and an elevated position at the end of a private track, our properties enjoy uninterrupted views from the gardens across the valley where you can sit and enjoy a drink in the evening watching your horse graze in the paddock. Within the courtyard is our spa room which has a Jacuzzi, a perfect treat after your ride each day.Towels and fluufy robes are provided during your stay. 

Please click here to view each property. Please note this will re-direct you to our self-catering cottage website.

Local Pubs & Catering  

Each property has its own fully-equipped kitchen so you can choose to cater for yourself or dine out at one of several award winning inns close, our nearest is just a 10 min walk away where our guests receive a 10% discount on food orders. Online groceries can be ordered from ASDA and Sainsbury's.

Please click here to view links to our local Inns. We are a great choice for non riding guests with superb walking routes straight from the gate and mountain bikes for hire on site. There is also plenty to do locally - click here for some great ideas for days out in the Eden Valley.  

Livery Facilities

At Stonetrail you can be assured of a clean and tidy yard which is well organised with helpful friendly staff. Our livery facilities have been designed to offer everything you and your horse need during your stay. Its all DIY, our yard is staffed daily which means we are always on hand to help if you need us, but after checking you in and making sure you have what you need we leave you to enjoy your holiday. Our cottages overlook the paddocks, grazing is available 24 hours in post and rail water fed paddocks and each horse is allocated their own stable throughout their stay providing undercover tacking up and optional overnight stabling. Our stable barn has wall to wall rubber matting in each stable, hay bars, a tack room, rug storage, a drying room and a horse shower with hot water. Bedding and haylage can be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. We have a full size sand and rubber outdoor arena . Paddocks are cleaned free from muck before your arrival. We ask that all horse owners poo pick their field before departure.  

Horse Holiday Prices 

The price of your accommodation depends upon the size of property you wish to hire. For the exact price please see our rental rates below. The rate is per property not per person. The cost of your accommodation is paid in two installments, a 25% non-refundable deposit when you book and the remainder 6 weeks before arrival. You do not pay for your livery until the end of your holiday. The cost of livery is £10 per horse per night or a maximum of £40 per week per horse.    

Price includes:

The accommodation rental price is on a self-catering basis and includes towels, fluffy robes (to use in the spa room !). There are no extra charges for heating or electricity. The spa room is open daily from 11am until 10pm (don't forget your costume). Your accommodation will be available from 3pm on your first day until 10am on your departure day. You are welcome to arrive from 12 noon and settle your horse in and enjoy a ride. On your final day you are also welcome to stay after your accommodation has been vacated and go for a final ride. Changing facilities and tea / coffee are available for you use until you depart. Our properties are centrally heated by our bio-mass boiler which provides constant hot water and heating throughout your stay. Logs are provided without charge for the wood burning stoves. Free superfast Wi-Fi. We also have excellent drying facilities for outdoor boots and coats.    

The livery charge includes shared grazing ( two horses per field ) stable, parking and route maps. Each stable is fitted with rubber mats. Additional charges apply for single horse grazing ( £2.50 per night ), shavings (£8 per bag) and haylage (£2 per horse per day). Each stable is fitted with rubber mats. Your stable may already be supplied with clean but used bedding left by the previous guest which you will not be charged for. Stables are supplied with a water bucket and all mucking out tools are provided. We also provide a pick-up service should your horse go lame or lose a shoe during a hack. Whilst we cannot guarantee to always be available we will do our best to help. There is a charge of £20 per pick up for this service

Accommodation Rental Prices 2018  

The following prices have been discounted for horse owners compared with our standard rates.  

The price shown is per property, not per person. 

Property Name


3 nights  

4 nights    




Arrive Mon or Tues   

Arrive Mon      

2 Nights

The Farmhouse   














2 + 1




Stone End

2 + 1





We have Special Offers for Horse Holidays at weekends and during the mid-week on certain dates throughout the year - please click here for dates and details. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more. 

Availability & Booking

Please click here to check up to date availability in each property. Once you have a date and a property in mind please contact us by email or phone to make your booking. A deposit equal to 25% of the total accommodation rental price is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. The livery charge is payable on the day of departure together with any additional costs for bedding or haylage.