Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails

Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails


Fantastic ride out this morning! Stunning views and excellent company. If you have your own horse and want to experience stunning views with someone who knows the terrain and guides you faultlessly then get booked! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
We were delighted to host our first ever equine guests this week, providing overnight accommodation for them in a paddock in the grounds whilst their owners stayed at our sister pub Queen's Head Askham, as part of their riding adventure with Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails
They were so lucky with the weather too! 🌞🐴
This looks great. Bring your own horse for guided rides. Scenery looks fantastic.

Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails

A ride with Angie along the fantastic trails over Ullswater should be top of every riders bucket list ... and my horse agrees!
Dear Angie,
Probably not going to be popular for this but what do you do (as a commercial business) to safeguard the footpaths/bridleways that cross the open fell?
Could you say something to reasure those that may think the environmental impact under hoof, may not be good? (I know mountain bikers are be worse...) but I guess on horseback, you have the opportunity to stay off the footpaths now there is the right to roam on the open fell?
I go up Arthur's Pike (one of your advertised 'routes' and have recently seen hoof damage on some footpaths. I'm sure you recognise how fragile these footpaths are, and mountain bikers are the worse!
As a fell shuffler I try to shuffle/walk off these paths as much as is feasible... more tiring but helps protect these paths and sheep trodds.
I'm sure you are fully aware of how churned up pony trekking routes get.
But don't horses have the opportunity to stay of the footpaths and bridleways unless there are stony tracks/bridleways less suseptable to damage?
Wild fell ponies don't damage these paths?
Any thoughts?
O M Goodness - cannot recommend this place enough - totally awesome ride. Views to die for, grassy tracks that go on for miles and a river to splash in on the way home - perfect.
I would love to know more details πŸ˜‰


Ullswat 10 mins from Junction 40 off M6. Pooley Bridge CA10 2NG

Operating as usual


🐴. 1 place left on this ride. 🐴
Would you like to join a 3hr ride?
With a Maximum of 3 riders
(4 including myself) on this steady ride.
As the weather is changing ground conditions may not allow for canters on this ride..
so it will be steady, ideal as a confidence ride with high elevation over looking Ullswater.
Please private message if you would like to book.
Many thanks Angie

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 18/09/2022

Another horsey holiday coming to an end
(Well, the horsey part is over, but I’m sure the ladies will fit in one? πŸ˜‰ more beer before they leave tomorrow)

We’ve been blessed with some spectacular September weather - making for perfect riding weather.
So, Cheers 🍻 ladies, it’s been a pleasure 😊

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 17/09/2022

Five, Fun loving ladies have joined me to enjoy the Big Skies of Ullswater for their weekend horsey break 🐴

β›° Views as far as the eye can see..
Full length of the Pennines, The Howgills,
The Scottish Borders, The Helvellyn Range
And, of course the mighty
Saddleback Mountain (aka Blencathra) β›°

Donna Flynn

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 16/09/2022

It’s been absolute pleasure having Sally & Puzzle riding with us again this year.. we had lots to catch up on, with some wonderful adventures 🐴
Enjoyed every minute 😊

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 15/09/2022

Enjoying exploring some different routes for this weeks riding holiday.. doesn’t matter where you are in The Lakes the views are always spectacular…. And of course, even better explored with your own horse 🐴 😊


Rest in peace our gracious Queen πŸ’”


Hands up… who loves a Sunset πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 06/09/2022

Who wouldn’t want to squeeze in one more ride before you head home..
especially with those skies so blue. Magical!
Hannah Williams Debra Batchelor Tracy Carroll

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 04/09/2022

What a fabulous weekend horse holiday..
We dressed to get WET..WET..WET..
the forecast was terrible, but the sun gods shone down instead β˜€οΈ
There were piggies, lost shoes, cups of tea &
One AMAZING Ferrier!! Can’t forget the views!
All in a days adventures, of

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 03/09/2022

A beautiful evening ride to start off a weekend horsey holiday.. enjoying every minute in anticipation of rain for todays ride - but the rain stayed away 😁!! And we stayed dried!
Not quite as clear for the view’s up on the top, but still a great ride spent with lovely riders and their beautiful steeds 🐴

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 28/08/2022

What Bank holidays are made for….
Sunshine, horses and lovely riders..
OH !! And, utterly spectacular views too πŸ΄πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


Cantering into the Bank Holiday Weekend…

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 24/08/2022

🏰 🦌Lowther Deer Park & Castle ride 🦌 🏰

Today I was joined by four lovely ladies and their horses for this fab 4hr Guided ride..
there’s a good mix of grassy canters, woodland & today we got lucky and saw the deer.
You get great views of the Pennines & Cumbrian fells on this ride.

There’s also a couple of pubs πŸ˜‰β€¦
Rob Roy certainly enjoyed his lager shandy!

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 13/08/2022

Cooling down in Ullswater at 7am this morning..
Very peaceful - just a couple of wild swimmers which Elle could hear in the distance πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 09/08/2022

Finding some perfect cool shade amongst the trees today with Elle & Molly Collie..

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 07/08/2022

Taking some down time with Elle for a couple of weeks…
We’ll mostly be off exploring new places to ride & hopefully be adding them to the ride list.
Hope you enjoy the photos!

We Loved this one! 😍🐴

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 02/08/2022

YAY! Elle and I enjoying a day off 😊
We joined a pleasure ride at Hadrians Wall,
Along with Sue Chambers…
Great morning & Elle who’s normally very chilled bounced her way around - she was clearly enjoying her day away as much as we were πŸ˜†

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 26/07/2022

How much do you want an Apple snoozy Oz????
Oh the effort 😁 🍎 🐴
Evolution of β€œhorse wants apple”

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 25/07/2022

Gill has been joining me for rides throughout July..
We’ve had some fabulous adventures!
I’ve been showing Gill lots of different area’s
& Gill’s had great fun meeting lots of other lovely riders too 😊


🏰 🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌 🏰

Lowther Castle & Deer Park Ride

***FULLY BOOKED*** 4hr ride @ 50p/p
Wednesday 24th August @ 9.30am

This beautiful ride takes in a mixture of grassy tracks, some road work &
(in part may be near/over railway line)
Riding through beautiful forest with the chance of spotting the deer. There’s also long horn cows roaming freely through the park.
Quaint villages & hamlets….
A quick stop for a spot of lunch - bring your sandwiches & Saddlebags 😊


Four showers today!! You lucky bears πŸ₯΅πŸ˜Š

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 18/07/2022

It’s like a prairie up on top of the world..
Shimmering Grasses sway gently in the breeze.. I love Summer ! Sunday morning’s ride.

But, the horses will be getting time off in this heat - maybe a pootle to river at the bottom of the field and shade under the tree & a hose down (or 3)

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 13/07/2022

Radio silence from me 😬
Due to a day or 2 off & not being very well
So! Here’s a couple (or 3 hundred!) Photos from the past week’s rides’s
My riders (& horses) have enjoyed wonderful peace and tranquility on their rides…
Due to me loosing my voice ! πŸ˜†


CONFIDENCE RIDES 18+ own horse
WOW!! I’ve had so much interest! Thank you ☺️
If your interested please keep an eye on my page I’ll pop some dates on.
Would you like a ride to boost your confidence?

Do you lack confidence when it comes to loading up your horse and going somewhere new?
Do you worry you might not find enough space to park your box/trailer - or space to turn?
Where to ride, or not great at map reading?
Gates?! How will my horse behave?

Your not alone! I’ve been there too..
(I bet most of us have at some point!)
But, the more I went to places the less it filled me with dread - now I love to explore & bond with my horse.

Why not join one of my confidence rides?
I’m easy to get to.. no fiddly little roads to negotiate! It will be a gentle pace to soak up the views. Lots of turning space. No gates for you to open, that’s my job & so is the route.
There.. all taken care of - now you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Please get in touch (send me a PM)
if this is something you would be interested in or have any questions.

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 25/06/2022

A crazy mixed bag of weather for this weekends riding holiday…
Quick change of route from the one we had planned - which proved to be the right call! πŸ˜…
Anyway who doesn’t love a route change if it involves Gin & Cider… obviously only stopped in at the pub so we could shelter under the weeping Willow Tree ! 🀭🍸

Lisa N Lisa N Smithy
Jill Taylor Diane Feeney

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 21/06/2022

Gracing the pages of Cumbria Life too..
A feature for our accommodation &
Guided rides packages with your own horse.
(Sorry I don’t supply horses)

Anyone who knows me.. knows that I shy away from this kind of thing - but, it is lovely to get
recognition for our hard work & to be able to mention everyone involved in helping a dream become a reality.

Allan Forsyth
Scott Robinson
John Harkness
Satu Interiors
Carve 3D
My Husband πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 20/06/2022

The funny bits….. between the funny bits 🀣
Andi Abbie Smith Claire Carney Becky Ogg


Cantering into a monday like……

Whoa!! We’re literally on top of the world -
Summing up the last ride 🀩
Andi Abbie Smith Claire Carney Becky Ogg
πŸ΄πŸ‘ŒπŸ» πŸ”

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 19/06/2022

Where, oh where, do I start with this weekends’
Riding holiday photos…
DAY 1 - Gentle pootle out for the initiation ride πŸ˜† canters in the fields with a teaser of the views to come!
Splashes In the river & a drink at the pub

Lunch & beer on the Village green,
castles, churches & wedding crashing πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ

DAY 3 - wondering how I can top the last two days…. πŸ€” I know! MORE VIEWS! 🀩
Gallops (& sorting out that bull🀣 Andi Abbie Smith)

Debrief & a BBQ by the river…

Thank you so much ladies - I’ve had the best time 😊

(Outtake photos to follow!)

Claire Carney
Becky Ogg

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 18/06/2022

A sneak peek of this weekends riding holiday…
I don’t think I’ve stopped laughing 😁
Absolutely rockin’ the Polo shirts ladies πŸ«ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


⭐️ Just a few places left for 3hr July dates ⭐️
See Below for remaining places
**Sunday 3rd NOW FULL
**Wednesday 13th NOW FULL


If you would like to book please send a message over. Own horses, 18+

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 15/06/2022

OOoohhhh what a fabulous day... high up in the mountains on horseback - just perfect!
Memories from last year🀩

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 07/06/2022

Elle and Oz having a day off and a play at the beach 🌊 🐴 β˜€οΈ


β€œLate night jubilee celebrations Oz?”


I have a couple of questions for you all...
What kind of riding does everyone enjoy?
And not enjoy??
Fast/chilled out/views/trees/off road/don’t mind roads/Open spaces etc

&.... What do you look for in a riding holiday?
(With your own horses)

Hope everyone is enjoying the jubilee holiday & celebrations πŸ‘‘ 🐴

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 31/05/2022

I can’t alway promise Sunshine....
But, I can try my very best to promise you’ll have fun (even if your knickers are wet through!) 🀣

Joanna Walton Rosemary granger


Unfortunately I’ve not taken insurance for under 18’s...
But, I had to share this of my gorgeous granddaughter having a beach ride last year.
Often the kids are the better riders - they are just natural horse riders πŸ˜ƒπŸ΄

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 27/05/2022

I can’t believe it’s nearly June..
My 2022 calendar for horse stays is now full 🀩

I still have some availability if you would like to come for the day - 2hrs 3hrs & Full Day
With the popular BBQ Rides & Sundown rides
still available too. 🀠

Thanks to all of you who came to visit in May, bringing your gorgeous horses!
It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting you all 🐴

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 24/05/2022

🐴 What a laugh with two fun loving ladies..
Enjoying a horsey mini break.
Valerie Stanworth & Pamela wearing.

It’s been A busy May of riding holidays, we have been so blessed with great weather for you all 😊

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 19/05/2022


I feel so honoured that riders and their horses are willing to travel 7 hours..
(in the pouring rain no less) & entrust me to take you
On majestic rides!
Well, the sun shone and the views delivered!
Thank you so much for joining me
Vanya-Louise Matthews & Graham... you finally got your birthday present - so did Rab, but not sure if he was too impressed πŸ˜…

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 18/05/2022


The sun is shining, the horses have settled nicely in their paddock.
Wonderful riding trails with spectacular views,
Paddle in the river or a splash in the lake.
With the Village nearby for pub grub, fine dining,
a drink by the river or an ice cream🍦
What more could you want from a holiday with your own horse ?

Vanya-Louise Matthews 😊

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 15/05/2022

How to start a Sunday morning..
A ride up on the fell On a beautiful horse of course!

Glorious day for it!
Katie Airey Clare Horsburgh

Disclaimer: the rider was on board at all times..
Not as some of the photos suggest 🀣


I’ve put a lot of hard work into setting up my business.
Making sure I cover all basis to ensure every rider along with your precious horses are kept safe
& for the safety of others while out on the fells.
I hold Public liability and Full Insurance..
(Riders must also have their own public liability insurance & upto date vaccinations for horses)

So I’m feeling proud to also receive this accreditation from The BHS.

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 07/05/2022

A four day holiday coming to an end...
With ice cream πŸ‘ŒπŸ» splash in the river πŸ’¦
& a gallop up the field! Perfect! 🐎 πŸ’¨

Christine Harling
Chestnut House
Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 06/05/2022

A Gentle ride for a Picnic by the river today.
Taking in views of the quaint village of Askham
with Askham Hall, Lowther Castle & the deer park
A mere 17 miles.. the horses felt great today!
Me.. on the other hand πŸ˜… am now on the ibuprofen
and off to bed! 🀣

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 05/05/2022

I think there’s just one word for today’s ride..
We Covered 20 miles over the mountains, what wonderful sure footed horses & perfect riding weather too!
Could be feeling this tomorrow Christine Harling πŸ˜…


Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 03/05/2022

I think, I have, THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD !

I get so excited to show riders these amazing views.. what an absolute pleasure it is!
And I honestly think the horses love it just as much!
Jo Sutton-Walker Emma Kerr
Thank you both for coming over to ride with me 🐴

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 30/04/2022

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend everyone πŸ™‚

Little pootle this morning for us before it got to hot!
Kept to the river & shade of the trees..
Elle is now having the rest of the day off to relax
😊 β˜€οΈ

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