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Short break Sherwood Forest

Come and enjoy fantastic countryside trekking and tuition in Sherwood Forest. You will be staying in a luxury four star, 1 rosette spa hotel situated in the beautiful and picturesque county of Derbyshire or a 2 star hotel with pool.

What's Included:

  • 2 nights B&B
  • Lessons
  • Hacks

Price: from £325pp


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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Set close to the archaeological beauty spot of Creswell Crags you will find our riding centre. The yard itself, including the stables, date back to 1610. From here you can hack directly into Sherwood Forest, with rides ranging from half hour beginner hacks to three hour experienced forest treks all with limited to no road work, sample itinerary below. We can also provide excellent tuition for you with a highly qualified instructor in the all weather surface outdoor sand school. You will stay in a lovely country hotel located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside just 15 minutes from the riding stables. 

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your hotel. We offer a choice of hotels, one is a four star hotel with new spa treatment area and the other is a 2 star hotel with pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. You can pre-book spa treatments at either hotel.

This afternoon, if time permits make the short drive over to the riding stables for your first riding lesson in the all weather outdoor sand school.

Day Two

Today your riding level will determine as to how you spend your second day. Beginner / novice riders will have a second lesson followed by a local bridleway hack which takes you out on a petal loop around the local quarry. Here the tracks are prefect for trotting and cantering if you are able to. The more experienced riders will head out on a longer 3hr hack. Crossing only one quiet road you will hack along the sandy bridleways and pass through the Creswell Crags, making your way through the limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. You will continue on further to explore the endless woodland routes that the famous Sherwood Forest has to offer. Here you will find endless canter paths, not a car in sight.

Day Three

Today is your final day and by now you should have a good relationship with your horse. Today you will be riding again before heading home. If you would like to arrange a bespoke riding package please just ask as we are able to be flexible with riding plans.

Why not add a 2hr carriage driving sessions or side saddle lessons to your holiday? The sessions would include:

Have a go at carriage driving in our paddocks, learning to harness, put to the carriage and drive around obstacles in walk and trot. Or take a carriage drive through the archaeological beauty spot of Creswell Crags. This is a super experience for riders and non-riders alike. We also offer side saddle lessons too. To exchange a ride for the side saddle experience or the carriage drive or lesson would be an additional £30 to the advertised price.

When you are not riding (or driving) there are planty of activities in and around the forest including Creswell Crags and the tree top adventure course at Go Ape.

Beginner / Novice prices:

2 nights B&B in 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double/twin en suite bedroom, 2 x semi-private lessons and 2 x 1hr hacks out from £395pp based on a minimum of 2 people travelling.

2 nights B&B in the 2 star hotel with leisure facilities, double/twin en suite bedroom, 2 x semi-private lessons and 2 x 1hr hacks out from £325pp based on a minimum of 2 people travelling.

2 nights B&B in the 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double room for single occupancy, 2 x private lessons and 2 x 1hr hacks out from £495pp based on a solo traveller.

2 nights B&B in the 2 star hotel with leisure facilities, double room for single occupancy, 2 x private lessons and 2 x 1hr hacks out £450pp based on a solo traveller.

Intermediate prices: 

2 nights B&B in 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double/twin en suite, 1 x lesson, 1 x 2.5 hr pub ride and 1 x 1hr hacks out from £450pp.

2 nights B&B in 2 star hotel with leisure facilities,  double/twin en suite, 1 x lesson, 1 x 2.5 hr pub ride and 1 x 1hr hacks out £395pp.

2 nights B&B in 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double room for single occupancy, 1 x lesson, 1 x 2.5 hr pub ride and 1 x 1hr hack out from £495pp based on a solo traveller.

2 nights B&B in the 2 star hotel with leisure facilities, double room for single occupancy, 1 x lesson, 1 x 2.5 hr pub ride and 1 x 1hr hack out £450p based on a solo traveller.

Experienced prices:

2 nights B&B in 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double/twin en suite bedroom, 1 x lesson, 1 x 3hr and 1 x 2 hr ride out from £475pp based on a minimum of 2 people travelling.

2 nights B&B in the 2 star hotel with leisure facilities, double/twin en suite bedroom, 1 x lesson, 1 x 3hr and 1 x 2 hr ride out £375pp based on a minimum of 2 people travelling.

2 nights B&B in 4 star hotel with spa facilities, double room for single occupancy, 1 x lesson, 1 x 3hr and 1 x 2hr ride out from £495pp based on a solo traveller.

2 nights B&B in the 2 star hotel with leisure facilities, double room for single occupancy, 1 x lesson, 1 x 3hr and 1 x 2hr ride out £450pp based on a solo traveller.

4 poster bedded room additional £35 per night.

1 hour Carriage Drive / Carriage Driving Lesson/ side saddle lesson in addition to advertised riding plan - £55 each.

Weight limit 14 1/2 stone.

Children from 4 years.

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We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you. Beauty treatments should be prebooked to avoid disappointment.

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

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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
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights
  • Additional rides
  • Single room supplement £35pn
  • Carriage Driving/side saddle £55pp