About Lakeland Pony Treks
The family Riding Centre
The centre allows for families to experience horse riding in the Lake District amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
Lakeland Pony Treks is set on the edge of Limefitt Holiday Park based in the historic valley of Troutbeck only two miles away from the town of Windermere.
We have a selection of horse rides to suit every age and ability all beginner rides are off road amongst the lovely scenery of the Troutbeck Valley.
Lead Rein – £25
This type of horse ride is suitable for complete beginners, children or the nervous rider.
Our friendly and experienced staff will walk alongside you helping and instructing each rider to enjoy the experience of horse riding!
One Hour Fell Ride – £35
A safe trek for those with some experience horse riding. The ride leaves the park through quiet bridle paths past the Limefitt Public house. Progressing along an easy track where the views open up to a stunning sight of the magnificent fells in front of you, passing through farmland with sheep and wildlife all around.
Some experience is needed for this ride as you will be in control of your own horse in walk and trot.
One Hour & Thirty Fell Ride – £55
This scenic ride is suitable for those that are intermediate riders and are comfortable in walk, trot and canter.
The ride sets off this trek onto a bridleway across the road onto another bridleway next to the church which takes you to the historic Troutbeck Village.
This is only available mid-week or on some weekends during the year.
Two Hour Fell Ride – £65
This is a trek for the more adventurous who experienced in walk, trot and canter (not recommended for children under 12 years of age).
The ride follows the bridleway past the Limefitt park joining ‘Garburn Pass’ a famous scenic route that climbs upward towards Kentmere turning right across Applethwaite Common passing Dubbs Reservoir to join the road for about 1km then turning right onto a bridleway through wooded area to return to the centre.
This ride runs mid-week or on some weekends during the year.
Trek Price List
We ask all our customers to pay on booking using either a credit or debit card over the phone. We do not accept cash transactions.
Lead Rein Beginners
One Hour Fell Ride
One Hour Thirty Fell
Two Hour Fell Ride
Get in Touch
To book a ride you will need to do this over the phone by calling 015394 31999 with a booking name, contact information, heights and weights of the riders and card details for payment.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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All rides must be paid for in advance by card, no cash facilities at the site.
Cancellations must be notified 24 hours in advance of ride. Refunds will not be given for cancellations on the same day.
Riders must be suitable for the ride booked if a rider is assessed by the instructors not to be of the correct standard for the ride, we will endeavour to offer an alternative ride, subject to staffing and horse availability. If this is not possible then any deposits paid will be lost. Please ensure you check the standard required of riders before confirming the booking. See below of expected standards
Family beginner Lead Rein – Beginner children and adults not ridden before a staff member will assist you on the ride. Visiting walkers alongside the ride are allowed but be aware that horses are always a risk and so correct distances should be maintained and dogs, prams, umbrellas etc. kept away from the horses.
One Hour – Walk and Trot able to control their horses in open spaces and on the road.
Fell Rides – Ability to do Rising Trot and Canter with control and showing a good balanced seat and to be able to control horses in an open challenging environment. An assessment will be undertaken and if the rider is found not to the standard for the ride then an alternative will be offered without refund.
Larger riders should seek advice from the office as the restrictions for riders over 15 stone in weight.
Clothing and Equipment Required
All riders must wear a British Standard Riding Hat. The centre may request an inspection of the hat and if it is not of the standard adult riders can choose to sign a disclaimer saying they have chosen to wear that hat. Correct standard hats are available at the yard for use by clients.
All stirrups have daps and stout shoes are recommended Open toed shoes not recommended for riders or walkers please ensure you wear stout footwear.
Horse riding is a high risk sport and it is recommended that riders hold their own personal accident insurance.