Riding Holidays

2-Day Riding Holidays on the Quantocks

friendly and sociable riding holidays staying in our luxury and modern accommodation

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Explore the Quantocks

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Groups of 4-6 People

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Deluxe Accommodation


Riding Holidays in Somerset

Quantock Trekking Holidays specialises in providing the ultimate riding holiday package in the Quantock Hills, Somerset; A two-day escorted trek in an Area of Natural Beauty, while staying in our luxurious, modern accommodation, Bashford Lodge.

Through our established horse trekking business Quantock Trekking, we have built a fantastic reputation for providing probably the best horse riding/trekking in the West Country. We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in 2015 for our great reviews. With the completion of our new purpose-built lodge, we can now enable our riders to stay for short breaks and really soak up the beautiful scenery and atmosphere.

Escorted Treks

For our escorted treks you can expect 4-5 hrs of riding per day with our informal experienced guides, taking you through a variety of scenery and terrain such as traffic-free country lanes, dales, forests and open hills with multiple canters. This all leads to a warm welcome at the local gastro pub The Rising Sun, only stumbling distance from your lodging, and a great place to relax with your horse riding friends. Young adults are most welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult and at least 14 years of age.

Our horses range from cobs, ponies and Irish sports horses of varying sizes. They are fit, safe and forward going. They have a varied life, spending their time outside in 50 acres of fields and coming  into their stables for breakfast! The horses are used for novice and experienced rides. We have horses that will carry most weights but our weight limit is 16st/101kg. You will need to be reasonably fit and be able to mount and dismount unaided, especially when at the pub lunch stop!

We can accommodate non-horse riding guests (a minimum of 4 people in the party must be riders). There are some fantastic mountain bike trails, walking tracks or for those that prefer a quieter experience there is an abundance of wildlife and fauna to be found. See our Explore page for other activities in the area.

Your Accommodation

You’ll be spending your nights in luxury. Bashford Lodge offers modern comfort for up to 6 people, with double king zip and link beds, spacious wet rooms, a warm lounge and dining area, and a fully fitted kitchen. You can even enjoy the breathtaking views from the balcony, perhaps with a glass of champagne, as you recount your exciting day riding up hill and down dale.

Arriving after 4pm on your first day, you’ll be welcomed with a three-course home cooked meal, and a hamper of local produce. After your two days of riding, you will be treated to afternoon tea with scones, before departing at 6pm on your third and final day.

For fantastic, fun-filled rides, stunning vistas and scenery, modern luxury and comfort and a taste of everything Somerset has to offer, book with Quantock Trekking Holidays for an unforgettable Riding Holiday!


We understand that all groups have different requirements, that is why we offer tailor made packages to suit your needs. We’re happy to discuss everything with you prior to booking.

2 Day Escorted Trek (weekend/midweek)

2 nights, 2 days riding 

£360 per person, minimum of 4 people per booking.

To book or for all enquiries, fill out our contact form on the Contacts page. We’re only 7 miles from Taunton train station, which is just 2 hours from Paddington. We can arrange transport from the station, and anytime during stay with us if you require it. However to enjoy your weekend, the only transport needed is horsepower! A third night can be arranged if you need to stay.