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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Self-Guided Holidays with your Horse 

Enjoy superb hacking & luxury self-catering in the Yorkshire Dales National Park 

Stonetrail has been welcoming riders with their own horses since 2008. Having also run trail riding holidays using our own horses for the past 12 years we have become experts at knowing the local terrain. Our gate leads directly onto the bridleway and we have a  fabulous choice of routes with miles of safe off road hacking as well as plenty of pubs to visit. We provide easy to follow route maps and provide expert advice on where to go. Guiding is available if you prefer to leave the map behind and go places  you would otherwise not find. 

  • Choice of 5 luxury cottages next to the stables and paddocks 
  • Extensive choice of safe off road trails starting straight from our gate
  • Professionally run small yard used exclusively for horse holidays 
  • 7 indoor stables (with rubber mats) & 2 outside stables 
  • 6 small post and rail paddocks suitable for up to 2-3 horses per paddock. Single paddock grazing if required. 
  • All weather outdoor arena
  • Secure tack room, drying room and horse shower.  
  • Free easy to follow route maps & expert route advice 
  • Easy parking for boxes and trailers 
  • Indoor spa room 
  • Pub within walking distance serving evening meals   

Self-Guided Horse Holiday Prices 

The cost of your holiday depends upon which property you wish to book, please see rental prices below. Grazing & stabling for your horse is £10 per night payable on the day of departure along with any extra charges for bedding or hay.    

Sleeps   Midweek     Midweek  
    3 nights 4 nights
One bedroom cottage (Choice of 3) 2    £295.00 £395
Three bedroom Farmhouse (The Coach House)          8             £521.25 £695
Five bedroom Farmhouse  ( The Farmhouse) 14  £745.25 £995


We can accommodate a third guest in any of our one bedroom cottages on a fold out bed in the living area at an extra charge of £30 per night. 

Our prices include

Private use of your own cottage on a self catering basis, heating, bed linen, towels and shared use of the spa room with other guests. Your accommodation will be available from 3pm on your first day until 10am on your departure day. You are welcome to arrive from 1pm and settle your horse in and enjoy a ride.  Our properties are centrally heated by our biomass boiler system, 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.

Your livery cost includes:

  • An allocated stable for each horse and grazing in your own paddock. We have 7 stables within an american barn and two outdoor wooden stables. Most of our paddocks are post and rail secured with electric wire. Each paddock is supplied with a maons fed trough. The paddocks are next to the stable yard. Each stable has been professionally fitted with rubber flooring. Your stable may already be supplied with clean, but used, bedding, left by the previous guest, which you will not be charged for. Mucking out tools are provided.
  • Secure tack room, drying room and hot/cold hose wash down area. 
  • Full size outdoor all weather arena
  • Ample parking
  • Route maps with a variety of trails up to 20 miles.     
  • Please click here to view photos of our livery facilties and access to the riding routes

Additional charges apply for:

  • Wood pellet bedding is available at an extra cost of £8 per bag. Sorry but we do not allow you to bring your own bedding. 
  • You are welcome to bring your own hay/haylage  or you can purchase here at a cost of £2 per night. 

Flu Vaccinations

  • All horses must be have an up-to-date annual equine influenza vaccination record. Passports will be checked on arrival.

Please bring with you:

  • Your horse passport  
  • Hay nets and feed buckets
  • Stable water bucket for each horse
  • Grooming kit
  • Printed copies of our route maps which we will email once you have made a booking.  

Please note we do not accept stallions or horses under the age of 3. 

About our holidays

We have been welcoming horses on holiday for over 10 years and can assure you of a warm welcome and a well-organised yard with everything you need to enjoy some special time with your horse. We are a 'BHS Horses Welcome' establishment and many of our customers return year after year. Our location is a horse rider's dream. We have stunning scenery, an extensive bridleway network and, because the area is still relatively unknown, you can ride for miles and hardly see a soul. Peace and quiet is hard to find in today’s world but that’s exactly what you will find here at Street Farm. Our gate leads directly onto the fellside, with a choice of safe, off-road routes in each direction. Within minutes you can join the Pennine Bridleway and close-by we have the Eden Valley Loop bridleways. We have short routes, long routes, flatter routes and wilder routes, where you can ride along the top of the fells. There are routes with pubs and routes with the beautiful picnic stops by rivers, or even next to a ruined castle. We have routes with wonderful long canters across along green lanes and wide open commons. Roadwork is minimal and only involves quiet lanes, mostly unfenced and with little traffic. We have an excellent knowledge of all the trails in our area and will try and help you decide which route may suit your ability.    

The riding centre specialises exclusively in riding holidays and horse holidays. Over the last 12 years, we have organised trail riding holidays, using our own horses, across Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales, gaining an expert knowldege of all the local tracks and trails, which we are happy to share with you to help plan your routes.

We have prepared a selection of easy to follow maps of our most popular routes. Each map is numbered with a route description. Our website has details of each route with photos. A copy of our maps will be emailed to you once you have paid your deposit enabling you to print your own before arrival. Printed copies will be available to buy onsite at a cost of £15 per pack. Our area is covered by OS map Landranger OL19.  

These are our most popular self-guided routes:   

Route 1-  Howgill Trail, 10 miles. A lovely varied route, following a bridlepath through the Howgill Fells  

Route 2 - Mallerstang Trail, 10 miles.  Ride across open common and beside the River Eden, following the Lady Anne Way. 

Route 3 - Pennine Bridleway Wild Boar Fell, 5 or 10 miles. A more challenging high route, up and over Wild Boar Fell 

Route 4 - Crosby Garrett Loop, 18 miles. A super, long-distance ride, with miles of open-common riding

Route 5 - Village Ride, 5 miles. A scenic ride to Ravenstonedale village, along quiet lanes and bridleways 

We also have shorter routes of around 3 miles, as well as several Park & Ride routes within a half hour drive, for those who fancy exploring the wider district.  

At the end of each day, you can look forward to a restful night in one of our cottages which overlook the stables and paddocks. Recently converted from a range of stone barns they offer a wonderful blend of rustic charm with contemporary interiors, wood-burning stoves for cooler months, power showers, and crisp, white linen. There is even a spa room, with hot tub, to help relieve any sore muscles! In the evenings, you can choose to stay in and cook for yourself, or eat out. We have one Inn within walking distance and several more a short drive away.

Our Cottages 

All our horse holidays are self-catering. Check-in time to your accommodation on your day of arrival is 3pm. The check-out time from your accommodation is 10am and 11am from our yard. We have a choice of five beautiful self-catering cottages overlooking the stables and paddocks. Our accommodation has been converted from a range of stone barns which offer a lovely blend of traditional features including oak trusses, wood burning stoves and stylish contemporary interiors. 

The Farmhouse - 5 bedrooms - sleeps up to 14

The Coach House - 3 bedrooms - sleeps 8

Stoneyard - 1 twin bedroom - sleeps 2 plus extra guest on a fold out bed

Stoneheights - 1 double bedroom - sleeps  2 plus extra guest on a fold out bed

Stone End - 1 twin bedroom - sleeps 2

Please click the link to our cottage website to view details of each property. We have a lovely inn within walking distance and several more a short distance away. There are plenty of places to visit nearby: Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and Appleby are all within a 30 minute drive.   

How to Book & Payment

Please contact us by phone or email with your preferred arrival date, number of horses, number of paddocks and number of bedrooms you require.  We will then email you the booking details. We ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and te remaining balance  is due 6 weeks before arrival. Your livery costs are paid on the day of departure. Any extra costs for hay or bedding on paid on the day of departure.