Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4LL

Tel: 015396 23444
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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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Riding Routes   

A Horse Holiday at Stonetrail Riding centre offers you a great choice of riding routes leading straight from our gate. We ride our routes on a daily basis and are able to offer you as much guidance on route choice and advice as you need. The routes shown on our maps below can be found on the Explorer OL 19 map. We can also offer you a guiding service if you prefer to leave the directions to someone else. Please ask when booking for more details. 

Area Maps 

The area maps below are a good place to start which provide a quick guide to the extent of the bridleways ( and pubs ) in our area. The map reference is Explorer OL 19

Area map to the west of Stonetrail Riding Centre - ( includes Ravenstonedale ) - view map

Area map to the east of Stonetrail Riding Centre ( Includes Pennine Bridleway into the Mallerstang Valley ) - view map  

Area map to the north of Ravenstonedale - ( Includes Eden Valley Bridleway Loop 5  ) - view map 

The Howgill Fells Ride - 10 miles  

This is a fabulous route which follows a bridleway around Harter Fell with spectacular views of the Howgill fells. There is an option to stop at the pub in Ravenstonedale on your way home. This route includes a combination of stoney bridleway tracks and quiet lanes. view route map  view route directions

Route 2 - The Clouds - 3 Miles

Above our farm is a hillside known as "The Clouds" where you can wander in almost any direction. Great for a short ride with amazing views. The hillside is an open common with sheep and a small herd of fell ponies grazing freely. No gates !  view map   view route directions

Route 3 - Flass Fell - 3 miles   

This is a good ride for your first afternoon. This ride follows a bridleway straight from our gate to an open common called "Flass" where you can ride a loop.

Route 4 - Mallerstang Valley Ride - 10 miles  

One of our most popular rides. This is a circular ride taking you East into the Mallerstang Valley and back home along the Pennine Bridleway which takes you over Wild Boar Fell. Used as a route for a Cumbria Endurance pleasure ride in 2010. There are some lovely open stretches for some long canters on this ride and the scenery is quite stunning. The climb back over Wild boar is quite a climb but the views are worth it but you can shorten this route and miss this out if you wish. The river eden provides a lovely place to stop for a picnic and rest the horses. No services unless you take a detour to the pub at Nateby. view route map   view route directions 

Route 5 - Eden Valley Loop 5 Ride - 20 Miles

North of Ravenstonedale is where you will find loop 5 of the Eden Valley bridleway network. You can reach loop 5 is about an hour and the loop is 10 miles if you follow the one shown on our map. You can however make the loop smaller and follow the many bridlepaths which cross over crosby Garrett fell. This ride has some fantastic canter stretches and is used as part of a national endurance ride. A full day ride normally takes us about 6 hours. Surface - Mixture of quiet lanes, bridlepaths and open fell riding. 

Route 6 - Wildboar Fell & Pennine Bridleway to Hellgill Bridge - 16 miles

The Pennine Bridleway is Englands longest bridleway which runs from Derbyshire to Kirkby Stephen. Within a 5 minute ride from Stonetrail you can join this bridleway at the foot of Wild Boar fell and experience what is possibly the most dramtic scenery in the North of England. This is a "must do" linear route following the Pennine Bridleway as it heads up and over Wildboar fell into the Mallerstang Valley and onwards along the Lady Anne Highway to Hellgill bridge. The route includes a 3 mile section along a quiet road which winds its way back along the valley bottom before returning the same way over Wild Boar fell. This road section can be avoided by turning around at any point on the bridleway. The route in both directions offers spectacular views which include the Lancashire coast and the Lake District fells. Surface - Mixture of stone and grass tracks and optional road section. The route is well signposte by the Pennine Bridleway National signpost markers.  

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