TREKKING

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Create your own memories with one of our Trekking Experiences on Exmoor.
 

Our rides can take people all over the open moorland and down into the valleys and clear streams below. Brendon Manor's location and trekking routes not only takes in the unspoilt ruggedness of Exmoor, but also the natural beauty of the North Devon coastline.

We will welcome anyone who wants to ride, including groups, families and individuals.

Generally, we adapt each ride to suit the individual's abilities. We also take out mixed ability rides, beginner's rides and rider's rides.

We also welcome local riders who wish to ride on a more regular basis, please contact us to discuss discounted rates.

All you need to bring is yourself, some warm clothing and some suitable footwear (no open toe shoes). We also suggest long or 3/4 length trousers to stop your legs rubbing against the saddle and a pair of gloves to protect your hands. For those wetter days, also bring a shower proof jacket. It's always better to have layers on which you can take off if you  get too warm on horseback, rather than the other way around.

IMPORTANT: Riders who have never riden or beginners can only book on hour treks. We can only offer treks to groups of 4 maximum. Both because of current Covid-19 restrictions. Please read our latest Covid update carefully before booking - click here.

2020 Mixed Ability Group Trekking Prices

1-Hour Trek - £30pp

Our hour treks focus on the open moorland of Exmoor, which just happens to be right on our doorstep!

Beginner riders will be mainly walking with some trot if requested (to the escort's discretion). Younger riders may be requested to start the ride on a lead rein under supervision of  our guides.

Novice riders will include more trotting and some cantering depending on the rider's ability*.

Riders will have the opportunity to trot and canter if ability suits.

We do have more sheltered routes depending on the weather on the day.

2-Hour Trek - £50pp

This ride goes over Brendon Common and and Cheriton Ridge, spectacular views of both the Doone Valley and Exmoor guaranteed!

This ride is suitable for novices and riders but please be aware if you have not ridden often before you may be a bit saddle sore after 2 hours.

In most cases, we would not recommend a 2-hour ride to a total beginner.

Our 2 hour ride can also follow a forest route called Watersmeet, this does include a little more road work but gives you another aspect of Exmoor. Please ask at the time of booking for details.

3-Hour Trek - £75pp

As well as some of the fantastic views included in our 2 -Hour and 2.5hr Trek packages, this ride can include the Doone Valley, open county and wooded valleys.

The beauty of this ride it can vary in difficulty depending on weather conditions and ability of the riders.

For this reason we suggest that this trek is suitable for experienced riders only.

 

 

1.5-Hour Trek - £40pp

Our hour and half treks are the next step up from our 1 hour rides, giving your more great Exmoor views!

This ride gives a little bit more of a challenge to beginners, but is still suitable to all.

Beginner riders will be mainly walking with some trot if requested (to the escort's discretion). Younger riders may be requested to start the ride on a lead rein under supervision of  our guides.

Novice riders will include more trotting and some cantering depending on the rider's ability*.

Riders will have the opportunity to trot and canter if ability suits.

We do have more sheltered routes depending on the weather on the day.

2.5-Hour Trek - £65pp

A new length of ride for 2020. A great stepping stone between a 2 and 3 hour ride... believe us, the difference can be noticeable!

This ride is suitable for novices and riders but please be aware if you have not ridden often before you may be a bit saddle sore after.

In most cases, we would not recommend a 2.5-hour ride to a total beginner.

Our 2.5 hour ride can follow a range of routes and is probably the most versatile of our rides. We are often able to meet specific requests, so please ask at the time of booking for details.

3-Hour Trek - £75pp

As well as some of the fantastic views included in our 2 -Hour and 2.5hr Trek packages, this ride can include the Doone Valley, open county and wooded valleys.

The beauty of this ride it can vary in difficulty depending on weather conditions and ability of the riders.

For this reason we suggest that this trek is suitable for experienced riders only.

 

 

Never been on a pony or horse before? This is a great place to start!

30 minute walk around our internal tracks and the first field, with a pony and lead rein. The pony will be being lead around at all times by one of our experienced member of staff.

We make the experienced as fun and relaxed as possible, with some fun and games thrown in at the the ride.

Although this is open to all, it is recommended for smaller children or children under the age of 6. If you have any questions or queries, please click here to contact us directly.

 

2020 Private (1to1 or 1to2) Trekking Prices

Just like our open group treks but yourself and one of our guides (1 to 1) or yourself, a friend and one of our guides (1 to 2). This means you can choose your own route and your own pace and can be great for those who are less confident or those who want to create their own experience!

1-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £45 Per Trek

1-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £80 Per Trek

1.5-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £55 Per Trek

YOUR trek...

YOUR way!

1.5-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £100 Per Trek

2-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £65 Per Trek

2-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £120 Per Trek

3-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £95 Per Trek

3-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £170 Per Trek

NEW FOR 2020 - Locals and Multi Ride discounts. Check out our Facebook post regarding both by CLICKING HERE!

Large Group (maximum 8) Treks also available with advanced booking.

Please call for further information (subject to ability and horses available).

Regular Rider Loyalty Cards now available - pick one up from our office today!

Payment in most cases at time of booking. We accept all major debit and credit cards.

 

 

All safety equipment needed for trekking included in the price (riding hats and hi-vis vest). For trekking, we ask you to wear sensible,comfortable footwear such as a walking boot, trainer or Wellington boot. Please do not wear anything with a very high heal and/or open toe (such as sandals). Long trousers and gloves are also recommended.

IMPORTANT: At the time of booking please have your height and weight information available. We ask this so we can match you up to the horses we have here at Brendon Manor. All bookings are subject to having suitable horses available to match the above information and your predicted ability.

For your safety and comfort and our horses welfare, We have a maximum height limit of 6'4'' (195cm) and a weight limit of 14st (85kg)

Routes are subject to change on guides discretion. Prices quoted are per person (PP) for mixed ability groups which are catered towards the least experienced rider in that group. For Personalised Trekking, please click here. Prices are subject to change without notice.  For more than 6 riders in one group, please call. Loyalty card must be presented at time of booking in and can only be used by one person once per trek. Can be redeemed for x1 hour trek after trekking 8 times with us or £25.00 off any other trek length available (except pub or day rides).  A deposit of 50% will be required on first time customers of groups of 4 plus. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you decide to cancel your trek you must let us know by calling 01598 741 246 and either speak to a member of staff or leaving a voice mail message,in the terms outlined in the terms and conditions. Deposit refunds will only be offered on pre-paid treks upon cancellation 12 hours or more in advance of booked time. All beginner and novice riders are subject to a 15 minute assessment prior to being accepted on to one of our treks if we feel necessary. If unsuitable, you will be offered an hours lead rein (subject to availability) and/or full refund. Failure to provide accurate information regarding weights and heights may force the postponement or cancellation of the trek at short notice. In order to start promptly, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your trekking time, for late arrivals, this will be deducted from your trek time. Multiple group treks will not be delayed through arriving late unless advised prior to and at the digression of our guides. One-on-one treks may still go ahead, to a full or shortened time-scale, subject to other bookings, Please note, treks will be cancelled at no/short notice because of, but not exclusive to, extreme weather, welfare of the animals, unsuitable ability of the riders. All rules outlined on signs and by staff must be followed while on site. Own equipment such as hats and body protectors may be worn, the suitability of these falls on the owner. Brendon Manor do not take any responsibility for any personal belongings kept on the person once on horseback. Although we provide suitable riding hats, it should be noted that horse riding is dangerous and by purchasing one of our treks you participate at your own risk. Full terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

 

 

IMPORTANT: Riders who have never riden or beginners can only book on hour treks. We can only offer treks to groups of 4 maximum. Both because of current Covid-19 restrictions. Please read our latest Covid update carefully before booking - click here.

2020 Mixed Ability Group Trekking Prices

1-Hour Trek - £30pp

Our hour treks focus on the open moorland of Exmoor, which just happens to be right on our doorstep!

Beginner riders will be mainly walking with some trot if requested (to the escort's discretion). Younger riders may be requested to start the ride on a lead rein under supervision of  our guides.

Novice riders will include more trotting and some cantering depending on the rider's ability*.

Riders will have the opportunity to trot and canter if ability suits.

We do have more sheltered routes depending on the weather on the day.

2-Hour Trek - £50pp

This ride goes over Brendon Common and and Cheriton Ridge, spectacular views of both the Doone Valley and Exmoor guaranteed!

This ride is suitable for novices and riders but please be aware if you have not ridden often before you may be a bit saddle sore after 2 hours.

In most cases, we would not recommend a 2-hour ride to a total beginner.

Our 2 hour ride can also follow a forest route called Watersmeet, this does include a little more road work but gives you another aspect of Exmoor. Please ask at the time of booking for details.

3-Hour Trek - £75pp

As well as some of the fantastic views included in our 2 -Hour and 2.5hr Trek packages, this ride can include the Doone Valley, open county and wooded valleys.

The beauty of this ride it can vary in difficulty depending on weather conditions and ability of the riders.

For this reason we suggest that this trek is suitable for experienced riders only.

 

 

5-Hour Trek - £125pp

A new length of ride for 2020. If you are an experienced rider, you will love the distance you can cover on our 4 and 5 hour treks. With some of the most testing terrain we can find to test your skill, you will be rewarded with some of the best views Exmoor has to offer!

For this reason we suggest that this trek is suitable for experienced riders only.

Important

  • 4 or 5 hour treks must be booked a minimum of 1 month of the intended trekking date.

  • The ride must have a minimum of 2 persons on, otherwise will be postponded withing 1 week of taking place.

  • This length of ride may not be available during JULY and AUGUST.

 

 

1.5-Hour Trek - £40pp

Our hour and half treks are the next step up from our 1 hour rides, giving your more great Exmoor views!

This ride gives a little bit more of a challenge to beginners, but is still suitable to all.

Beginner riders will be mainly walking with some trot if requested (to the escort's discretion). Younger riders may be requested to start the ride on a lead rein under supervision of  our guides.

Novice riders will include more trotting and some cantering depending on the rider's ability*.

Riders will have the opportunity to trot and canter if ability suits.

We do have more sheltered routes depending on the weather on the day.

2.5-Hour Trek - £65pp

A new length of ride for 2020. A great stepping stone between a 2 and 3 hour ride... believe us, the difference can be noticeable!

This ride is suitable for novices and riders but please be aware if you have not ridden often before you may be a bit saddle sore after.

In most cases, we would not recommend a 2.5-hour ride to a total beginner.

Our 2.5 hour ride can follow a range of routes and is probably the most versatile of our rides. We are often able to meet specific requests, so please ask at the time of booking for details.

4-Hour Trek - £100pp

A new length of ride for 2020. If you are an experienced rider, you will love the distance you can cover on our 4 and 5 hour treks. With some of the most testing terrain we can find to test your skill, you will be rewarded with some of the best views Exmoor has to offer!

For this reason we suggest that this trek is suitable for experienced riders only.

Important

  • 4 or 5 hour treks must be booked a minimum of 1 month of the intended trekking date.

  • The ride must have a minimum of 2 persons on, otherwise will be postponded withing 1 week of taking place.

  • This length of ride may not be available during JULY and AUGUST.

 

 

30-Mins Lead Rein - £15pp

Never been on a pony or horse before? This is a great place to start!

30 minute walk around our internal tracks and the first field, with a pony and lead rein. The pony will be being lead around at all times by one of our experienced member of staff.

We make the experienced as fun and relaxed as possible, with some fun and games thrown in at the the ride.

Although this is open to all, it is recommended for smaller children or children under the age of 6. If you have any questions or queries, please click here to contact us directly.

 

2020 Private (1to1 or 1to2) Trekking Prices

Just like our open group treks but yourself and one of our guides (1 to 1) or yourself, a friend and one of our guides (1 to 2). This means you can choose your own route and your own pace and can be great for those who are less confident or those who want to create their own experience!

1-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £45 Per Trek

1-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £80 Per Trek

1.5-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £55 Per Trek

YOUR trek...

YOUR way!

1.5-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £100 Per Trek

2-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £65 Per Trek

2-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £120 Per Trek

3-Hour Trek 1 to 1 - £95 Per Trek

3-Hour Trek 1 to 2 - £170 Per Trek

NEW FOR 2020 - Locals and Multi Ride discounts. Check out our Facebook post regarding both by CLICKING HERE!

Large Group (maximum 8) Treks also available with advanced booking.

Please call for further information (subject to ability and horses available).

Regular Rider Loyalty Cards now available - pick one up from our office today!

Payment in most cases at time of booking. We accept all major debit and credit cards.

 

All safety equipment needed for trekking included in the price (riding hats). For trekking, we ask you to wear sensible,comfortable footwear such as a walking boot, trainer or Wellington boot. Please do not wear anything with a very high heal and/or open toe (such as sandals). Long trousers and gloves are also recommended.

IMPORTANT: At the time of booking please have your height and weight information available. We ask this so we can match you up to the horses we have here at Brendon Manor. All bookings are subject to having suitable horses available to match the above information and your predicted ability.

For your safety and comfort and our horses welfare, We have  a weight limit of 14.5st (92kg)

Routes are subject to change on guides discretion. Prices quoted are per person (PP) for mixed ability groups which are catered towards the least experienced rider in that group. Prices are subject to change without notice.  For more than 6 riders in one group, please call. Loyalty card must be presented at time of booking in and can only be used by one person once per trek. Can be redeemed for x1 hour trek after trekking 8 times with us or £30.00 off any other trek length available (except pub or day rides).  A deposit of 50% will be required on first time customers of groups of 4 plus. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you decide to cancel your trek you must let us know by calling 01598 741 246 and either speak to a member of staff or leaving a voice mail message,in the terms outlined in the terms and conditions. Deposit refunds will only be offered on pre-paid treks upon cancellation 12 hours or more in advance of booked time. All beginner and novice riders are subject to a 15 minute assessment prior to being accepted on to one of our treks if we feel necessary. If unsuitable, you will be offered an hours lead rein (subject to availability) and/or full refund. Failure to provide accurate information regarding weights and heights may force the postponement or cancellation of the trek at short notice. In order to start promptly, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your trekking time, for late arrivals, this will be deducted from your trek time. Multiple group treks will not be delayed through arriving late unless advised prior to and at the digression of our guides. One-on-one treks may still go ahead, to a full or shortened time-scale, subject to other bookings, Please note, treks will be cancelled at no/short notice because of, but not exclusive to, extreme weather, welfare of the animals, unsuitable ability of the riders. All rules outlined on signs and by staff must be followed while on site. Own equipment such as hats and body protectors may be worn, the suitability of these falls on the owner. Brendon Manor do not take any responsibility for any personal belongings kept on the person once on horseback. Although we provide suitable riding hats, it should be noted that horse riding is dangerous and by purchasing one of our treks you participate at your own risk. Full terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

 

 

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Brendon Manor Stables

Brendon Manor

Lynton

EX35 6LQ

Our full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Charlotte Wilson & Chris Wareing

t/a Brendon Manor Stables

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