Connecting with the Wild on Foot & Horseback

Group horseback riding in the countryside

DURATION :2 Days

PRICE: £269.00pp

BUSINESSES INVOLVED:

Landscape & Countryside Tours- Martin Bradley
14 Altnagelvin Park Waterside, Derry~ Londonderry, BT47 2LU
Phone: 028 7131 8473/ 07926 785 706
Email: martin839@btinternet.com

City of Derry Equestrian- Pauline Lusby
Bigwood Rd, Londonderry, Co. Derry~Londonderry, BT43 3RT
Phone: 07850208656
Email: derryequestrian@gmail.com

White Horse Hotel
68 Clooney Rd, Londonderry BT47 3PA
Phone: 028 7186 0606

Email: sales@whitehorsehotel.biz

LOCATION: Rural area of Derry

A chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature.

Begin your journey with a guided Horse riding experience, led by expert instructor Pauline from City of Derry Equestrian. This ride is a fantastic way to connect with nature and enjoy the panoramic views of Derry, Donegal and beyond. Pauline will keep you entertained with some stories about the landscape and local characters and you trek through the lush green fields of the Faughan Valley to Ardmore and its surrounding forest to Slieve Kirk at the foothills of the Sperrins. Here the open landscape changes dramatically as you enter the forest and the rich sent of pine filters into the fresh country air. With deer and other wildlife roaming the forest, you might even catch a glimpse of something extra special!

After an enjoyable exploring the trails, spend your first of 2 nights in the 4-star White Horse Hotel where you can relax in the hotels Leisure Club facilities before enjoying a 3-course meal with locally produced and traditionally made options prepared by the hotels award winning Chef, Noel Ward. Your meal will also be served with a bottle of wine.

Continue your journey the next day with an authentic Irish Walking Tour through unique landscape of the Sperrins Uplands. The tour expertly led by local guide Martin Bradley from Landscape and countryside Tours will allow you to embrace the plant life and archaeology of the region’s ancient peatland habitats. After an enjoyable day, out on the hills arrive back at the White Horse Hotel for another delicious 3 course meal and full use of the hotels Leisure Club facilities. After dinner, relax in the Lounge bar and experience some local history and Irish Folklore during the Storytelling-Seanchai sessions or get your foot tapping to some traditional Irish music.

After a peaceful night’s sleep enjoy a full breakfast and late checkout (so you can enjoy a final swim or relax in the jacuzzi. As an added treat on check out you’ll be presented with handmade chocolate truffles spiked with local whiskey ‘The Quiet Man’, as a reminder of your trip.

WHAT TO BRING

Long trousers, walking boots, weather appropriate clothing required, swimsuit

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 2 Day guided adventure
  • Guided Horse Riding ‘Leisurely Trail’ will last approximately 2 hours
  • Includes riding hat & horse hire
  • Guided walking Tour
  • Includes Dinner, Accommodation, Breakfast and full use of the hotels Leisure Club facilities

    Additional options are available at extra cost.

    • ‘Moderate Trail’ approximately 3 hours and ‘Challenging Trail’ approximately 4 hours
    • Single room supplement
    • For groups below 20 storytelling & Traditional Music entertainment is not included in the package, this can be added for an additional cost.
    • Cookery demonstrations of items from the menu with tasting samples
    • Spa treatments

SUITABILITY

Weight Restrictions for horse riding 14 stone
Not suitable for very young children

Suitable for beginners, walker led treks available upon request

HOW TO BOOK

To book please contact Kimberly at the White Horse Hotel; Phone: 028 7186 0606 or email: events@whitehorsehotel.biz

RESTRICTIONS

Weight Restrictions for horse riding 14 stone
Not suitable for very young children

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

N/A