Pony trekking – a unique way to discover the Lake District

While walking and cycling are great ways to enjoy the tranquillity of the Lake District, pony trekking also offers visitors to the area the opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking scenery at a leisurely pace. From The Borrowdale Gates Hotel, guests can enjoy a leisurely cycle to one of several nearby riding stables, from where they can enjoy a fully supervised trek to some of the Lake District’s finest views. Riding experience is not essential as all levels of competence can be catered for, and you can also take the whole family as children can ride safely with you.

With one of the most comprehensive networks of bridleways in the country, the Lake District is the perfect place for exploring the countryside on horseback, allowing visitors to enjoy views that otherwise would be difficult to reach, away from the beaten track and the more popular destinations that tend to become crowded in the summer months. A leisurely ride above Derwentwater, for example, is the perfect opportunity to practise your photography skills, while a longer adventure will take your through some of Lakeland’s prettiest villages, with a stop or two at the local pubs!

A day spent combining an energetic ride from your 4 star hotel with gentle and relaxing pony trekking is guaranteed to be as enjoyable as it is memorable, giving you a fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside for which the Lake District is renowned. Returning to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel, you can unwind in the AA rosette restaurant at the end of an invigorating day.