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If you are looking for somewhere special to go horse riding in the Lake District, Cumbria you will be spoilt for choice, with a vast choice of trails and open countryside locations to enjoy.
Depending on your level of experience, horse riding schools offer a wide range of treks and trails around the Lake District to suit all ages and abilities, and you can enjoy a gentle walk around the nearest village or a gallop along the beach at Whitehaven.
First class instruction is given at affordable prices throughout the Lake District, and if you want to see England at its best, there´s no better way to do than on horseback. Horse riders can enjoy the freedom and open spaces of the Lake District, along with stunning panoramic views of the lakes and surrounding fells.
Horse riding in the Lakes can be rewarding and fun for all the family, and if you are planning to stay for a few days, take advantage of one of the fabulous boutique hotels around Bowness and Windermere, or a hot tub hotel in the Lake District, offering every luxury for exhausted horse riders.
Whether you want to try horse riding for the first time or improve your skills while you are in the Lake District, here are some useful things to think about before you leave home:
Make sure you book your lessons or horse riding holiday at a reputable centre or stables. Check out the reviews before you book and make sure you ask as many questions as you deem necessary, particularly where safety is concerned. You will find plenty of professional horse riding centres in Windermere which offer incredible rides in the surrounding countryside.
Lake District riding schools are renowned for their professional and qualified staff, but feel free to ask more details before you book. There is nothing worse than going for a riding lesson or trek with an instructor or guide who is not properly qualified. Not only is this dangerous but it could prove expensive.
Choose a riding holiday in the Lake District which will work well with your riding skills, and don´t bite off more than you can chew. Remember your riding holiday should be enjoyable, and not a scary experience. Only book lessons and rides that you are confident of taking part in, and don´t book a two week intense riding experience if you are going to be left saddle sore and miserable.
The best thing about equestrian holidays is you can go any time of the year, although the winter months are only recommended for hardier visitors to the Lake District. If you can go riding in the Lakes out of season, you will enjoy a much quieter time, before the hordes of tourists descend for their summer holidays. Spring is a beautiful time in the Lake District, and you can enjoy the beautiful woods and fells around Windermere without having to avoid excessive traffic and sightseers.
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