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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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 arguably the best horse riding/trekking in the West Country. Trip Advisor awarded us a Certificate of Excellence in 2015 for our great reviews. With the introduction of Quantock Trekking Holidays, customers can now enjoy short riding breaks staying in our new purpose-built lodge, giving them a chance really soak up the beautiful scenery and atmosphere.

Escorted Treks

Our escorted treks consist of 4-5 hrs of riding per day, taking you through a variety of scenery and terrain such as traffic-free country lanes, dales, forests and open hills with multiple canters. Experienced, informal guides will always make you feel welcomed and in safe hands. At the end you’ll be lead to a warm welcome at the local gastro pub The Rising Sun, a great place to relax with your horse riding friends, and only stumbling distance from your lodging. Children are most welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult and are at least 14 years of age.

Our horses range from cobs, ponies and Irish sports horses of varying sizes; they are fit, safe, forward-going and are used for both novice and experienced rides. They have a varied life, spending their time outside in 50 acres of fields, coming down to their stables every morning for breakfast! 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). The Quantocks are home to fantastic mountain bike trails, walking tracks and an abundance of flora and fauna. 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.

The first day you arrive (after 4pm), we’ll welcome you with a three-course home cooked meal, and a hamper of local produce. Furthermore we will treat you to afternoon tea with scones on your third and final day, before departing at 6pm.

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!

Pricing

We offer tailor made packages to suit your needs as we understand that all groups have different requirements. 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. If required we can arrange transport from the station, and anytime during stay. However, to enjoy your weekend, the only transport needed is horsepower!