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Lincolnshire Wolds

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Lincolnshire Wolds

'This is a real hidden jewel in the country; lovely riding and beautiful villages. Hosts are in traditional farm accommodation with a warm welcome' Karen Davies, Managing Director, Redlands Equestrian


This network is in the southern part of the Lincolnshire Wolds between Louth and Horncastle. The countryside comprises rolling hills with big open skies, so the going is generally easy and you can cover the ground quickly. Some of the hills reach 500 feet above sea level, and there are wonderful views over the flat land around the Humber estuary to the north and Lincoln cathedral to the southwest. On a clear day, you can see across the Fens and the Wash to the North Norfolk coast!

The riding is seriously wonderful. The terrain is wide open with gentle, rolling hills. There are few gates because there's hardly any livestock, and there's very little traffic on the lanes, many of which are old drove roads with huge grassy verges.

We offer a one-centre holiday with various day 'petal' rides, and some options for 'place-to-place' rides. There is also a ride into the flat lands near the coast, and it may be possible to include a beach ride as an extra day (subject to availability of beach riding permits).

The area is also good for mountain biking.


Beach Rides - We can arrange a riding permit from Natural England for the beach at Theddlethorpe to the north of Skegness. You need to box there as there are no direct crossings over the A-road which runs along the coast - and you can add it as an extra day to any of the rides in the network.


LincsThis route from Swaby to Low Toynton, via Oxcombe, Belchford and Hemingby, is either a 19.5 mile ride via Little Cawthorpe, with a pub stop, or a shorter more direct ride via Burwell which will reduce the distance by about 4 miles. The longer route means negotiating a fairly large ford bypassing the A16 but the shorter route will take you along the A16 for ¼ mile, which needs care.

LincsThe ford can be deep but is used regularly by the local hunt and riders. This ride takes you through remote and tiny hamlets to the hilliest part of the Wolds and you will need plenty of time to enjoy the vistas. More importantly, if conditions are right, there are several places for a good, long canter.



2013 Price for UK holidays with your own horse:
2 nights from £280 (per person)
Additional nights £120 (per person)
This includes:
Bed and breakfast.
Marked maps with route descriptions.
Overnight grazing for your horse, and stabling where available.
Optional extras:
Luggage Ferry £30 per group per day.
We also offer bespoke holidays in the UK & Worldwide where we provide you with a horse and a guide, if required - priced individually

Call us on +44 (0)1225 000000 or email contact@redlandsequestrian.com to check the ride availability and dates, once we have confirmed availability you can download and fill in a booking form:

Each rider in the party must also complete a riding ability questionnaire before we can complete the final confirmation of your holiday booking.

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