Dates 2021: 9/5, 23/5, 6/6, 20/6, 18/7, 8/8, 22/8, 5/9
Day 1: Sunday. Arrive Sunday after 2.00 pm. Meet and greet other guests and take a short ride on a horse around our beautiful Centre just to get a feel of the environment. Dinner in our Stables Bistro
Day 2: Monday. You take a full day picnic ride through the World Heritage Site of New Lanark Village and onto the Famous Falls of Clyde, the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Scotland. You have a picnic lunch here before continuing through the delightful countryside. This day they will give you your horse for the duration of the trip so it allows them to make changes if necessary. After the ride you may like to visit the Health Spa in New Lanark Village. Dinner in the evening and spend the night in the accommodation alongside the horses. They are part of the Equestrian Centre.
Day 3: Tuesday you take the horses to the departure town of Biggar and from there begin your journey down into the Scottish Borders. From there on its hills, tracks, rivers and heather. Arriving at your hotel for sumptuous dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Wednesday You continue the trip through stunning scenery, perhaps catching sight of deer, rabbits, hares, foxes and all species of birds resident. Your guide will be pointing out all the wildlife along the way and of course the many Castles and giving you the history of the area. Overnight in MacDonald Cardrona—and enjoy dinner and the facilities of the Spa.
Day 5: Thursday You continue deeper into the Borders country with this being the most spectacular scenery in all of Scotland. Your guide will take you to all the best vantage points. Overnight and dinner in Philipburn House Hotel. in the town of Selkirk. After dinner you may like to take a stroll into the town. Very historic, scene of many battles between the Scots and English, and thoroughly beautiful and authentic.
Day 6: Friday You will ride through the awesome estate of the Duke of Buccleuch, the biggest landowner in Scotland and today the ride will take you to a vantage point where you will be able to see a 360 degree view of the borders, Scotland and England. Lunch is on the tops. Incredibly beautiful. After lunch you make your way to the truck and minibus and return to the Centre. Tonight you will have a welcome back toast of the traditional Glayva followed by dinner and certificate presentation in the Stables Bistro. Overnight in the delightful complex.
Day 7: Saturday. After breakfast, you will transfer to your airport or train station.
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen events. Our Hotels may change according to availability.
Daily Riding Hours: 4 – 5
Horses: Appaloosa, cobs
Saddles: English endurance
Group Size: Min.. 4 – max. 8
Food: Well cooked dinner, easy lunch which is brought with the saddle bags.