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! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿด
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


2hrs to full day. Overnight trail ride packages in the beautiful Lake District. Bring your own horse and discover beautiful Cumbria.
**Please get in touch for prices & accommodation recommendations.**

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

Operating as usual

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 13/04/2022

Hereโ€™s some photos of the interior of
The Lodge - accommodation on offer for
Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails guided rides packages...
Bring your horse on holiday ๐Ÿด
Sleeps four. Riders over 18โ€™s only

on your own horse


Oh my goodness..
is there anything MORE satisfying than a post ride roll ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด

Timeline photos 06/04/2022

Please could I ask you fill this in - boxes appear were you can add to the info for
โ€œequestrian access to be includedโ€

This is so important to help keep horse riders off roads where possible and keep us (as well as cyclists & walkers) safe
Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ“ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ - ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ! ๐Ÿ“ข

Cumbria County Council are seeking views on The Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan 2022 โ€“ 2037 (CTIP) which outlines how Cumbria will aspire to be known as one of the best places to walk and cycle in the UK. The CTIP identifies five Strategic Cycling and Walking Corridors across the County as a focus for delivering improved infrastructure.

Cumbria County Council want to develop the best possible plans for cycling and walking improvements, to ensure that the benefits to our communities and visitors are maximised and are looking at ways to improve cycling and walking routes along two of these Strategic Cycling and Walking Corridors.

๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ.
This consultation focuses on the Heart of the Lakes and the Hadrian's Wall and West Coast corridors.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐Ÿ‘‡

BHS North Region

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 03/04/2022

No rides this weekend..
So hereโ€™s a throw back to a year ago when we went to test a route out! This one needs to be tested again ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Awesome ride..
definitely a ride only to be done in good weather!


Guided ride availability with your own horse.
*19th April 2 places available*
๐Ÿด*26th April 2 places available*๐Ÿด

***3rd May Fully Booked***

Would you like to join a Steady paced ride, open fell
With amazing views over Ullswater &
the surrounding mountains. With secure off road parking & plenty of room for turning!

Bookings taken via PM - with a non-refundable deposit to secure your place.

ยฃ40 per/person - Max 4 riders per group, 18+

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 23/03/2022

Making the most of these beautiful evenings...

Sunset rides ๐Ÿดโ˜€๏ธ

Iโ€™m ignoring one of my weather forecasts for snow next week!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 22/03/2022

A gorgeous day to start off the New Season
With Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails..
Helen Dixon, Gill & Carol

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 19/03/2022

Sunset spam..


What a Dreamy Day โค๏ธ Good to get out..
Listening to the Skylarks sing up on the fell!
... & that view never disappoints either!

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 16/03/2022


โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-FILLING FAST!โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
๐ŸŽHorse Holiday with your OWN Horse, 18+๐ŸŽ

Available Dates for a 3 Night Stay,
Two Full Days Ride, Paddock (no stabling)
& Parking
for 4 people and 4 horses.
Accommodation comprises of 2 Double en-suite bedrooms
(with option to make each room a twin)
open plan living/kitchen/diner
Log burner, elevated countryside views

Friday 3rd June - Monday 6th June

Friday 10th June - Monday 13th June

Friday 8th July - Monday 11th July

Friday 15th July - Monday 18th July

Friday 2nd September - Monday 5th September

Friday 7th October - Monday 10th October

Please Private Message for prices and the date you are interested in.
Prices vary depending on time of year.

*please note
A non-refundable deposit is required to hold any dates.
This is a package for guided rides with accommodation only & cannot be booked separately.
*Hay can be provided at extra cost and must be ordered in advance, subject to availability.
No hard feed provided.

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

๐ŸŽ Hi everyone,

Iโ€™m excited to announce I will be offering guided ride packages with accommodation.
I will be opening bookings soon ๐Ÿ‘€ watch this space! Please feel free to share.

Hereโ€™s a little peek at our newly renovated holiday cottage which is nearing completion.
Interior photos to follow shortly.

Stunning location, Elevated countryside views from the veranda.
Sleeps four - two double en-suite rooms
(With option to make each room twin with zip & link beds)
Open plan kitchen/living/diner
Under floor heating throughout.
Enclosed garden.
Paddocks *please note no stabling
Secure parking for trailers/boxes
Guided rides 18+

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 07/03/2022

Enjoying some time together...
Little play on the beach for us today ๐ŸŒž
Happy Monday Everyone ๐ŸŽ

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 27/02/2022

๐Ÿ˜… YES! I Found the golden Orb...
Spring is in the air โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒธ

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 23/02/2022

Love an atmospheric photo โ™ฅ๏ธ
But.... seriously!
Am I the only one sick of this wind and rain?
This is our flooded river in Pooley Bridge.

Hope everyone is ok and not affected by floods and wind damage. ๐Ÿคž



Thanks for all your interest, more dates will be added - keep an eye on my page ๐Ÿด

*FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022*

Thursday 5th May *NOW FULL* thank you!

Would you like to join a full days ride into the mountains? Enjoy your packed lunch overlooking spectacular Lake Ullswater.. perfect!

The rides will be steady, high elevation, walk trot & canters. Some stoney ground. Secure off road parking. Some road work.
Ground can be soft in areas. Small streams to cross with Spectacular Views of course!

Own horses, 18+
*rides may be subject to last minute change to a lower level - dependant on weather conditions.


*NOW FULL* thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

2 places available on Tues 22nd March for 3hr ride.
Steady pace walk, trot, canters.
Steady ascent, possibility of soft ground in areas due to time of year.
Small amount of road work. Stream crossings
Own horses 18+
Please PM if you would like to join.

Safe off road parking.
*Places only confirmed once Iโ€™ve received deposit.
Thanks Angie

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 01/02/2022

Beautiful & rather deceiving ride yesterday....
The wind was the windiest Ive experienced &
Stood on the summit to see 4 jets coming right at you ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This is why High Viz is required whilst on the fells!
My fabulous horses didnโ€™t even flinch ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
(Me...on the other hand ๐Ÿคฃ!)


๐Ÿ™๐ŸผFood for the soul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Horses, nature & a fresh January breeze to make you feel alive!

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 18/01/2022

Elleโ€™s as fresh as a daisy after her
Swimming & Spa break away - sheโ€™s a lucky girl ๐Ÿ’–

We enjoyed a ride out today for my birthday..
Bit nippy, but still stunningly beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ


This photo, is what Iโ€™d like 2022 to look like ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Happy New year everyone x


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year


๐Ÿ˜† when an apple tastes this good.. you gotta get every last little bit out of your tash !

This horse cracks me up ๐Ÿคฃ


Watching these beautiful souls appear through the mist in the morning - my heart is full ๐Ÿ’•


Beautiful autumn ๐Ÿ‚ skies all around last night!


๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚What a sky this morning ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Beautiful morning colours!

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 14/11/2021

๐Ÿ‚Mother Nature and her colour explosion ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚
What a pleasure taking Becky Murray to explore Lowtherโ€™s autumnal colours... after a couple of
re-arranged ride dates - due to weather, today was spectacular!
We maybe stopped off Queen's Head Askham to quench our thirst ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ƒ

rides with your own horse

Ullswater The Lake District

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 03/11/2021

Oh bugger! Not quite the ride I had planned ๐Ÿ™„

No phone reception when I pulled up and saw my smashed window... hhmm!
so used my initiative, flag cars down to ask if they had any duck-tape - can you imagine the look on folksโ€™ faces ๐Ÿ˜†
A lovely couple helped me out with some
ligament tape, Ha! Just shows!

Who needs a Mobile phone ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ when theres the kindness of strangers!
I didnโ€™t get their names unfortunately.. but thank you whom ever you both were ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 02/11/2021

Elle and I have decided to find some time to bond and enjoy the autumn colours and bathe in this glorious autumn sunshine โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚

After a week off with torrential rain & flooding, today has been a breath of fresh air - finding new rides ๐Ÿ‘Œ


This weather is an absolute treat - please form an orderly queue to book a ride โ˜Ž๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’จ

Oz lives out 24/7 - and loves it! But, he was happy to come in and get dried off this morning.
Haha, heโ€™s not sure when he sees my dog wearing her high viz jacket ๐Ÿ˜†

Have a lovely day everyone Angie, Elle & Oz x

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 23/10/2021

Elle admiring the views yesterday..
Hoping everyone is well ๐Ÿ™‚
Iโ€™ve had lots on lately - hence being quiet on here.
All will be revealed soon!


Elles been having a well deserved โ€œSpa Weekโ€

Many thanks to Ivy House Stables - Elle has had a wonderful weeks break ๐ŸŽ

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 08/10/2021

Autumn... & natureโ€™s glorious colours coming through ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 28/09/2021

DAY 2 - Sharon and Simon & their beautiful horses on their 2nd adventure of their horse holiday.

We had a good mix of Cumbrian weather, surrounded by stunning wild scenery,
red squirrels, sparrow hawks, buzzards, herons....
and the odd goat ๐Ÿ

Might of had a Gnโ€™T with lunch โ˜บ๏ธ

Patterdale Hall Estate
Ullswater The Lake District

Photos from Ullswater Saddleback Horse Trails's post 27/09/2021

Wrapping up with the last horse holidays of 2021๐Ÿด
Riding for 2/3hrs & full days still available.

DAY 1 for Sharon and Simon who joined me for a 2 day adventure..
We had a last minute change of trail here, the mountain rescue were tending to an incident on the path we were going to take.
So quick thinking on another route
(which also changed as the weather/fog started to close in ๐Ÿ™ˆ)
Good job itโ€™s easy to find somewhere else beautiful to take riders in this spectacular area.

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๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚What a sky this morning ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ




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