Murthwaite Green specialises in beach rides. We have been operating since 2002 and have built on our experience to develop a more bespoke experience for 2019.
Smaller groups of competent riders means that the experience will be more personalised.
All beach rides will be escorted by either Cath or Emma Wrigley, both are fully qualified BHS Ride Leaders and hold their Riding & Road Safety and First Aid qualifications.
Our location, only 1 mile from Silecroft Beach, enables us to enjoy a short hack through the village before starting the beach ride. This gives the horses chance to warm up and also gives customers the opportunity to get the feel of the horse before hitting the beach!
Whilst we will cater mainly for competent adult riders, we are happy to take out experienced children over 11yrs and also beginner adult riders in separate groups.
Obviously, mixed ability groups can be catered for if you are a group wanting to go out together.
We will also offer private beach rides - contact us for details and prices.
2hr Beach Ride
Our 2 hour beach ride offers experienced riders plenty of time on the beach for exhilarating gallops and canters. Gallop through the surf and enjoy the never-ending sands on Silecroft Beach
We can take out novice riders and mixed ability groups if required. Novice riders can enjoy a gentle trot and a paddle in the waves.
Full Day Beach Ride with pub lunch
£160 - including pub lunch
Ride along the beach to Haverigg taking in the views along the way. Stop for a picnic or a pub lunch at Herdwicks, whilst your horse takes a rest. Ride around the old harbour wall and Hodbarrow nature reserve and enjoy some lovely gallops back along the sands and through the surf back to Silecroft.
Full Day Beach & Fell Ride
£150 - bring your own picnic
Set off along Silecroft beach to Gutterby, where we will leave the beach to join the lanes heading towards Black Combe. We then start our climb to almost 2000 feet, stopping along the way to admire the views. At the summit, the views are breathtaking. This ride lasts approximately six hours and will leave at around 10am, returning at around 4pm. Stop for a picnic whilst your horse takes a rest and enjoy the fabulous views.
Beach PhotoShoot Ride
This is a unique experience to enjoy a gallop along the sands and through the surf, whilst a professional photographer captures those special moments. Alex Wrigley Photography supplies you with 3 printed and 5 digital images which is included in the price.
Private Beach Rides
£100 - 90min
£120 - 2hr
One to one beach rides with either Cath or Emma are available on request. If you are a little less confident, or would just like to have the experience to yourself then this is the ride for you.
Booking Information / Terms & Conditions
During the holiday periods and at weekends our beach rides fill up very quickly. It is therefore advisable to book as early as possible, especially for beach rides, in order to avoid disappointment.
Our minimum age for riders is 11 yrs old.
Our weight limit is 14.7 stone.
Information we will need in order to book you onto a ride:
Rider height, weight and experience. This is to enable us to select the right pony for you.
Contact number and name.
Card details as security
Terms & Conditions
Any rider changes or cancellations need to be given 48hrs before the booked ride time or full payment will be taken on the original booking taken.
Any customer failing to show up for a booked ride will be treated as a cancellation and full payment will be taken.
We accept payments by cash, cheque and most major credit and debit cards.
We ask that you arrive 15 - 20 mins prior to your ride time in order to prepare you for the trek.