Join us for a fun packed weekend of horse riding in Devon. There will be rides suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced riders. We will be staying at Wildercombe House, a 5 star guest house in Ilfracombe, and there will be plenty of time to do some sightseeing too!
This is a 2 night, inclusive trip featuring the following activities:
Friday - Welcome to North Devon!
Arrive at the bed and breakfast and check in to your en-suite room on Friday afternoon/evening.
All rooms are ensuite, spacious and of the highest quality. Some are twin rooms and guests booking on their own may be assigned a room sharing with another person of the same gender. If you require a single room, please confirm this when you rsvp and you be advised if there is a single room available before you book. Single rooms attract a £50 supplement.
Saturday – Ride the North Devon Coast
Wake up on Saturday to a delicious full English breakfast, before joining the group for a short drive to the local stables located close to the golden sands of Woolacombe beach.
Having been kitted up in our riding boots and hats, we will be paired with a horse to suit our size and experience. We will ride out together for a 60 minute ride, with the experienced riders splitting from the group and having a canter. The ride will take us over varied countryside with stunning views of Woolacombe beach.
Experienced riders may alternatively opt for the 105 minute beach ride, which will include walk, trot, canter and gallop along the 3 miles of beach.
The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying the beach....hire a surf board, try out body boarding, join us for a walk along the 3 miles of sand, partake in some beach games, or just sit back and relax in a cafe or pub....the choice is yours.
After our day at Woolacombe, we will return to our accommodation for an evening meal together.
Sunday – Ride the Exmoor Countryside
After breakfast on Sunday morning, we will head out to a riding stables in Exmoor.
Once kitted out in a hat, we will meet our horses, and then embark upon a 1 hour ride into the Exmoor countryside. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this will be a gentle ride taking in some beautiful river and woodland countryside.
Following our ride, we will visit the pretty Exmoor coastal village of Lynmouth where you will have time to explore the shops, get some lunch, and relax before heading home.
What our guests say:
"Spent a weekend in Devon in a lovely B & B organised by Escape the City Tours. The walk on the saturday was lovely by the coast & Joanna the guide gave a great tour & was really friendly and informative throughout. It was all really well organised-everything down to providing a bottle for water was taken care of! The walk on the Sunday was less challenging than the previous day, which was a lovely way to end the weekend. Food was amazing throughout & it seems like alot of care was taken to choose the restaurants. Would def recommned to anyone looking to do some hiking in devon :)"
Check in at the bed and breakfast is available from 4pm
Travel to Devon
We recommend that guests take the train to Tiverton Parkway. For those taking the recommended trains (see below) we will provide return transport from Tiverton Parkway to the Bed and Breakfast in our fully licensed VW Transporter for £35 per person.
19:03 Departs London Paddington; arrives at Tiverton Parkway 21:07
19:03 Departs Tiverton Parkway; arrives at London Paddington 21:28
If you choose to take different trains, you are advised to pre-book transfers from the train station to the bed and breakfast. Guideline price for taxi transfers: from Tiverton Parkway train station £100 each way, from Barnstaple train station £50 each way.
£200 per person
Return transport from Tiverton Parkway train station £35 per person
• 2 nights en-suite accommodation
• Full English breakfast and dinner on Saturday
• Full English breakfast on Sunday
• Guided rides on Saturday and Sunday
• Safe Seat Guarantee with every booking, ensuring you get all of the above or your money back.
Please visit http://www.escapethecitytours.co.uk/horse-riding-weekend/
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Payment is required to confirm your place. When you rsvp 'yes' for the event, you will be sent details for how to pay for your place. Payments will be made directly to Escape The City Tours who will guarantee your holiday via a safe seat guarantee provided by the Travel Trust Association.