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Riding Holidays in the Lake District

Centre Based Riding Holidays

COVID-19 UPDATE.......
I am not currently offering holiday packages.  You can contact me to book your riding.  You will need to arrange your own local accommodation to suit your needs - there is a list of local accommodation providers


Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime at Murthwaite Green; where the mountains meet the sea|

  • Experience the thrill of riding along the beach

  • Take in the far-reaching views from one of our fell rides

  • We cater for novice to experienced riders

Most people dream of riding along a long sandy beach with the sound of the waves and the smell of salt in the air. At Murthwaite Green you really can make your dreams come true.


Silecroft beach is a fantastic beach for riders, at around 7 miles long with firm sand and shallow waters, ideal for a good gallop.

Our holidays consist of a choice of local Bed & Breakfast accommodation, 4 to 6 hours riding per day, and the opportunity for hands-on horse care if required.



2 day weekend / midweek break     £380
3 day break                                            £490
4 day break                                             £600

Prices are based on two people sharing B&B accommodation at either Boots & Boards or The Miners Arms.  There will be a variable single room supplement depending on accommodation.

Other accommodation can be arranged, but may incur an additional cost.  Please enquire for more details.

Example Itinerary

Our holidays can start any day of the week to suit you.  They are all tailored to individual needs, but below is an example:

Day 1

  • 10am - 1/2 hour assessment lesson

  • 11am - 2 hour beach ride

  • 2pm - 2 hour fell ride

Day 2

  • 10am - Full Day Beach & Fell Picnic Ride

Day 3

  • 10am - Full Day Beach & Nature Reserve ride with pub lunch


How to Book

The above prices are per person and include all riding (5-6 hours per day), bed and breakfast accommodation and hire of hat and boots if required. All breaks can run from any day to any day, subject to availability.

To book your riding break you will need to complete a booking form and return with a deposit of £100 per person.  You also need to indicate on the form which accommodation you would prefer:

Boots & Boards
The Miners Arms 

Details of these can be found on our accommodation page.

Booking Information/Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Riding Holidays

To secure your booking you should complete and sign the booking form and send the original to Murthwaite Green with the appropriate deposit by cheque made payable to Murthwaite Green  or by card payment.

Your deposit is held by us and is subject to our cancellation policy as below. In signing the booking form you accept these terms.

Changes and/or Cancellations


We will make every effort to assist our riders wishing to alter their arrangements. Any change can only be made if vacancies are available at a suitable time, otherwise the change will become a cancellation. All changes should be confirmed in writing, signed by the same person who signed the original booking form.


Should you or any member of your party need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the organiser must immediately advise us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when we receive it in writing. The following cancellation charges will be payable:

  • 60 days and more - loss of deposit

  • 60 - 30 days - 50% of total holiday cost payable

  • less than 30 days - 100% of total holiday cost payable

You can insure against this, but it is your responsibility to take out a policy.

Responsibilities of Murthwaite Green

All the ride leaders at Murthwaite Green are fully qualified Ride Leaders, and hold current first aid certificates. You will take part in a short assessment lesson in order that we can allocate you the most suitable horse for your ride.

Our Rider's Responsibilities

You are responsible for filling out the booking form as accurately and as truthfully as possible

The rider understands that anyone riding understands that horses are unpredictable by nature. When frightened by real or perceived danger or when under stress, they can jump forward or sideways, run, buck, bite, kick or rear without warning. Risk of injury is inherent in this activity.

All riders will need to wear a riding hat to the correct standard (provided free of charge if required).


Should the unlikely situation arise that you have a complaint about any aspect of our arrangements, the complaint should be reported immediately to us in order that we may be given the opportunity to correct the matter during your ride

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