Witherslack Riding School
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Horse Riding Holidays

Witherslack Hall Farm offers horse riding breaks all year round for families adults and children, own horses are welcome or you can hire one of ours.

Our riding holidays are tailor made to suit your needs. We can offer you riding instruction as well as the most fantastic hacking in and around Witherslack Hall Estate from complete beginers to advanced riders.

There are plenty of other activities to enjoy during your stay like fishing in our lake, cycling, and walking. Please ring to discuss you ideal horse riding break.

Riding in The Lake District from £295pp

Set in the beautiful English Lake District and on the doorstep of the Winster and Lyth valleys in an elevated position and boasting the most spectacular scenery you will find this traditional English Lakes property complete with fantastic stables. Riding is tailored to meet individuals needs, for both adults and children, if you are an experienced or intermediate rider who wants to go for long hacks or you are a novice rider requiring lessons and riding out we have horses to suit you.

Day One

Arrive and settle into your accommodation, a magnificent 17th century Lakeland farmhouse situated adjacent to the riding stables, providing the perfect holiday setting. The yard too is full of character, having a real Victorian feel to it with a court yard of cobbles, Victorian stalls and a gin house.  If you like architecturally beautiful properties, then this is for you!  If time permits, we can organise a ride for you today, alternatively riding will commence tomorrow. Collection from Grange-over-Sands railway station is available. Tonight, you can either visit one of the local villages for dinner just a few miles drive away or you may choose to enjoy dinner in the farmhouse.

Day Two

This morning the choice is yours, we can offer lessons for less experienced riders, half day rides or full day rides including lunch. The hacking takes place in no less than 2500 acres of private estate land which comprises of miles of secluded woodland tracks (where we often come across deer and other woodland wild life). A little hack away is what is locally known as the noddle the most amazing view point offering excellent views of South Lakeland and Morecambe Bay. The horses include hunters, show cobs, a retired competitive dressage horse and a selection of trustworthy coloured cobs plus a fabulous mix of ponies; all have exceptional temperaments and will be delighted to show you their little piece of heaven. There is nothing quite like experiencing the Lake District from horse back. All the treks are supervised by an experienced and qualified guide and are suitable for all levels of rider. Lead rein treks are available for younger, less experienced riders.

Day Three

Today you can choose how long you would like to ride for again. There is plenty to do for non-riders including fishing, cycling and walking. The English Lake District has long been a popular destination in Britain for those wanting to enjoy some rest and relaxation. For non-riders you can enjoy the spectacular scenery from a bicycle or for walkers trekking in the hills is an experience you won't forget!


You will be staying at Witherslack Hall Farm; originally known as The Manor of Witherslack with parts of the building dating back to 1448. In 1852 it was remodelled and turned into a farm. There are 5 guest rooms all recently decorated with 2 private bathrooms for guests. You can choose to take meals at the farm or if you have a car you may like to drive out to one of the many local pubs.

  • Witherslack Hall Farm offers lots of activities Including Cycling, Fishing, Walking and horse riding.
  • Horses and Dogs are welcome to stay with us.
  • Collection is offered from Grange over Sands railway station which is just 2 miles away.
  • Maximum weight limit 15 stone, minimum age 3.


We have suggested two riding programmes, one for novice riders and one for more experienced  riders who are confident in walk, trot and canter. We are always happy to tailor make a riding package to suit you, if you want to add or take away rides just ask and we will send you a quote!


Novice ride including 2 nights bed and breakfast plus 2 x private lessons and 2 x Lakeland hacks (rides out) £295
Experienced ride including 2 nights bed and breakfast plus 3 x ½ days riding out £395 (or one full day and 1 x 1/2 day depending on when you can arrive by).
The single supplement charge is £10 per night
Lunch and dinner are available at a cost of £7 and £15 respectively.
Non-rider 2 night B&B price £100

Take a riding holiday in The Lake District and enjoy riding out for all levels. Lessons and hacks here are perfect for complete beginners.

All our Riding holidays are managed by Equestrian Escapes
Please email info@equestrian-escapes.com

BOOKING LINE 01829 781 123

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