North Devon and Exmoor are heaven for the horse rider! To be able to ride across the moors listening to the skylarks and the mewing Buzzards, watching out for red deer and Exmoor ponies, smelling the heather and gorse and following the babbling brooks is a truly exquisite experience you’ll remember forever. The moors offer trails to pick your way carefully through, and vast open terrain in which you can gallop seemingly endlessly.
The woodlands at this time of year can be a cool break from the open moorland among the Sessile Oaks, along grassy tracks and up and down steep combes. There is so much variety it is difficult to express fully the lush experience available.
With the most amazing beach riding ever at Saunton Sands, there are 4 miles of beautiful open sand on which you can ride at any time of year for a truly exhilarating experience. You can stroll along chatting with walkers and their dogs, or splash and even gallop in the sea. The best time to visit Saunton is close to low tide or 2 to 3 hours after high tide, when the sea is on its way out. There is a circular ride there from the car park on either Sandy lane or Crow Point. For those closer to Woolacombe, the beaches at Woolacombe & Puttsborough also offer an unforgettable beach riding experience.
Bring your own horse on holiday and stay at one of our self catering cottages or B&Bs that offer grazing & stabling facilities. Our hosts that provide this service are also happy to help with escort, guidance and transport as required. Alternatively you could sleep in your lorry and pay for a ‘pitch’ and grazing & stabling at one of our properties. We look forward to seeing you and meeting your four legged friends!