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North Cotswolds

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North Cotswolds

'The advice you gave us regarding the riding and distances was really helpful...

The 24 hour back up and vet and farrier information made us feel very safe...We will be back' - Emma Philpott 

North CotswoldsThe North Cotswolds network covers a large area - all the way from the escarpment above Cheltenham, east across the Cotswold Hills almost as far as Banbury. There are gentle hills and rolling fields intersected with small valleys. The scenery changes rapidly and you'll see farms, hamlets, country houses, barns, gardens, and pretty Cotswold stone villages. The western (Gloucestershire) side of the network is greener with more hills and woods and dramatic views from the top of the escarpment over Cheltenham Racecourse and the Vale of Evesham. The eastern (Oxfordshire) side extends north across the Warwickshire border. The terrain is slightly bigger scale and more open, with fewer hills.

The network is in 2 separate halves, each offering a choice of 'petal' rides: the western half, around Stow-on-the Wold and Blockley in Gloucestershire, and the eastern half, which covers the northern half of Oxfordshire, extending into Warwickshire.

This area is also good for mountain-bikes, especially the gentler terrain in the east.

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North CotswoldsThis petal ride takes you along the Oxfordshire Way to an early pub-stop in the pretty village of Chadlington - a conglomeration of five separate settlements, where the longer and shorter routes divide. From here, the longer one heads north along an old green lane before following the Claude Duval bridleroute along the Glyme valley, through the tiny hamlets of Old Chalford and Lidstone to Spelsbury, while the shorter route takes a direct route via Dean.

 North Cotswolds                                                   The two routes re-join at Spelsbury, another pretty village, before returning via the remote hamlet of Shorthampton, which has a 12th century church containing some rare medieval wall paintings. This ride is 10 or 17 miles with a lunch sto, depending on which route you choose.


2013 Price for UK holidays with your own horse:
2 night 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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