The Riding

Our local countryside is ‘second to none’…though of course we are biased!  You can ride for literally hours without meeting a soul.  This is wonderfully remote country!  There are miles and miles of bridleways and open moorland just waiting to be explored. You are unlikely to meet anyone else along the way.

The countryside is wild but not rugged and is unspoiled with abundant birds and other wildlife.  There are two bridle-paths passing through The Brandy House that take you up onto Beacon Hill, a 6000 acre wild moorland Crown Estate. You can ride to the trig point on the top which is at a height of 1796 ft (547m). The tracks tend to be good and offer lots of opportunities for long canters and gallops across flat-topped hills, though it is hilly and there are some steep routes.

For those of you wanting to ride independently we have an ever growing portfolio of routes for you to choose from.   Please be mindful that very little in the area is way-marked and you do need to be comfortable map reading.  For those of you who would like to ride with someone with local knowledge then we can offer you a guiding service.