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Delamere Forest - Bring Own Horse

Come and stay with your own horse in a lovely log cabin set in the heart of Delamere Forest in Cheshire. Take advantage of the on site facilities including an out door arena and direct access into Delamere forest. Kelsall Hill is just 5 minutes away where you can arrange XC and SJ lessons with local trainers including Michael Owen! Non-riders can explore the forest by bicycle or on foot. There is also a 'Go Ape' high wire adventure centre, cafe, ice cream shop and direct access to the Manchester Chester train line. Close by is the pretty village of Tarporley, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Beeston and Peckforton Castle.

What's Included:

  • 2 nts self catering in a log cabin
  • 2 nts stabling on a DIY basis
  • 1 bed of shavings
  • 1/2 a bale of hay
  • Grazing
  • Use of the on site facilities
  • Direct access into Delamere Forest
  • Parking

Price: from £295pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

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Day One

Arrive and settle yourself and your horse into your accommodation. We have two log cabins on site, there is a smaller 4 person cabin comprising of a double and a twin room, bathroom and kitchen/lounge/diner. The larger cabin sleeps 6 and has one double room, two twin rooms, bathroom and kitchen/lounge/diner. If you’d like to exercise your horse this evening there is an all weather arena on site. Later you can enjoy a home cooked meal at the traditional country pub, The Carriers Inn is the closest and highly recommended. The Fortune Palace is a nearby Chinese restaurant. The village of Kelsall is just a 10 minute drive away with two very good gastro pubs, Chester is 25 minutes by car, or train from Delamere station which is a very short walk from your cabin.

Day Two

Start the day off by schooling your horse in the arena followed by a leisurely hack out into Delamere Forest, Cheshire’s largest woodland. You might even want to pre-book onto the Kelsall Hill cross country ride (5 minutes drive down the road). Their facilities include a new 4.5 furlong all weather gallop, 7 mile farm ride, an 80m x 46m arena for showjumping and an 30m x 46m arena for flatwork for hire and BE cross country course available for schooling.

This evening choose again from a range of dining experiences. The pretty local village of Tarporley is a 10 minute drive away. The Swan pub has an award winning Chef, The Coast is one of Tarporley's newest bar/restaurants and is very popular and the Fox and Barrel is one of the best gastro pubs in the area, renowned for exquisite food (pre-booking is recommended).

Day Three

Breakfast in your cabin then the choice is yours. Either enjoy another ride out in the forest, the routes are endless, or arrange a show jumping lesson or just use of the facilties at Kelsall Hill!

For non-riders and for those wanting to do some sight-seeing, the historic city of Chester is only a 25 minute drive/train ride; its unique black and white Tudor-style shopping rows draw visitors from around the globe. Beeston and Peckforton Castle are 20 minutes away by car. We also recommend Chester Zoo, Go Ape, Cheshire Oaks for shopping, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and Cheshire Ice Cream farm (great for the family).

2022/2023 Prices : £295 per person based on 4 sharing (4 man lodge)

£100 refundable damage deposit to be paid in advance - which is refunded once the cabin and stables have been inspected on your departure.

We expect visiting animals to be up to date with jabs and worm counts and to have third party insurance.

Dogs (over 12 months old) welcome at £30 each (Please Note: we accept maximum 1 dog in Blakemere Lodge and maximum 2 dogs in Lynmere Lodge). Unfortunately we cannot accept unspayed female dogs and all dogs must be kept on a lead around the properties.

Other activities for family and friends include:

  • Go ape in Delamere forest: ideal for older children (12+) and adults
  • Chester Zoo: popular for younger children
  • Golf at the local Portal Golf Club (green fees can be arranged)
  • Walks on the Sandstone trail
  • Beeston/ Peckforton castle

Or why not time your visit to coincide with:

  • Chester races (summer evening meetings)
  • Oulton Park: perfect for motor-racing lovers

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Equestrian Escapes has worked in conjunction with Visit Chester and Cheshire to provide you with a selection of horse riding holidays in the UK. These packages enable you and your horse to both go on holiday. These UK horse riding holidays allow you to bring your own horse and ride on the beautiful bridleways in Cheshire. The bridleways include The Bishop Bennet Way and the Delamere Loop.

If you are interested in bringing your own horse to Cheshire please look at the other holidays that we offer in the Horse Riding Holidays UK range.

Cheshire Horse Riding Holidays

Family Riding Holiday

Whether you want to go on a horse riding holiday with your own horse, learn to ride on our horses or practise your riding whilst on a riding holiday, we have something for everyone in Cheshire. 

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.




For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 2 - 14 night stay
  • 50% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights
  • £5 per extra bale of hay
  • £7 per extra bag of shavings
  • Go ape in Delamere
  • Chester Zoo
  • Golf
  • Sandstone trail
  • Beeston Castle
  • XC/SJ lessons at Kelsall Hill Equestrian