Ride Overview

Two options await for an amazing Scottish equestrian vacation – one route follows the northern route of the Scottish Highlands and the other route follows the southern route – TWO great options, ONE fantastic country!

There is no better way to experience this rugged and beautiful landscape than on a horse. Fast and fun gallops, mysterious and secluded beaches and challenging treks across flat bog land that leads to narrow mountain trails – this ride is fun and varied. Optional jumps available.

Dates:
Northern Route: May 16-22, Sept. 7-13 (7 days/6 nights)
Southern Route: May 25-30, Aug. 26-31 (6 days/5 nights)

Rates:
Northern Route: $2,975.00 USD per person shared (Single Supplement: on request and based on availability)
Southern Route: $2,720.00 USD per person shared (Single Supplement: on request and based on availability)

If you need assistance with hotel accommodations on the night prior to the ride or at the end of the ride we would be happy to assist.

Included

  • 5 or 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 or 7 days of riding
  • All meals
  • Horse and all tack
  • Guiding services
  • Luggage transfers
  • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel and dinner on the last night
  • Gratuities for the team at the end of your stay

Scotland’s Coast to Coast Ride North

The listed price includes accommodation and all meals. Please note, this route requires that all riders must be able to ride at walk, trot, canter and gallop. Terrain can sometimes be boggy or steep and guests may have to lead their own horse periodically. Riders are encouraged to help out with the morning routine of catching, feeding, grooming and saddling the horses for the day.

Day 1

Brora to Glen Loth: 12 Miles
We collect all riders in the centre of Brora, then take you to meet the horses where we have a ride briefing. This trail ride starts either at 10AM or 1PM depending on the tide and is a shorter half day to break us all into the saddle gently.

We start with a beach ride along the wide sandy beach at Brora where our ponies can let off some steam and go for some breathless gallops beside the sea. We head North along the beautiful East coast beaches for several miles. We then stop for the night, to get a good rest before the longer section tomorrow.

Day 2

Glen Loth to Badenloch: 19 Miles
We start early, heading inland along tiny single track roads and over the hills, following the winding river along the Strath of Kildonan - gold rush country, Our accommodation for the night is in the most remote hotel in mainland Britain.

Day 3

Badenloch to Crask: 24 Miles
We follow estate tracks and stalkers trails in big sky country, crossing streams and jumping ditches alongside remote lochs.

Leaving the lochs behind, we climb a steep pass dropping to an old peat track - the only safe way through the wide flat bog stewn landscape before us. From here we will see our hotel for the night - a tiny white speck in the distance!

Day 4

Crask to Altnaharra: 10 Miles
A shorter day to give both the ponies and us a bit of a rest after the long rides on the previous two days. We head North again, passing through wild beautiful scenery beneath Ben Klibreck to Altnaharra.

Day 5

Altnaharra to Achfarry: 25 Miles
Today sees us heading West again, first following a tiny single track road to link us to an estate road and stalkers path winding high through the majestic hills of the Reay forest estate.
Our descent beside Arkle gives us our first glimpse of the West coast in the distance. We will leave our ponies at the end of the trail and head to our lochside hotel for the night.

Day 6

Achfarry to Kylestrome: 15 Miles
We collect our ponies and head over the hills on a high stalkers path with fantastic views of the iconic mountains of the area (weather permitting!). Dropping eventually to the sea lochs of the West Coast we wind our way along the stalkers trails that hug the shore, overlooking Loch Glendhu and Loch Glencoul.

Day 7

Kylestrome to Clachtoll: 21 Miles
Our final day starts off spectacularly by crossing the 'high arch' - Kylesku Bridge and then onto the tiny twisting West coast road that hugs the shoreline beneath Quinag, visiting tiny crofting villages strung out along this spectacular coast, backed by a landscape studded with tiny lochans. Tides permitting, we will finish with a final gallop on the beach.

We will arrive back in Brora at arriving approximately 20.00 - 20.30pm

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Scotland’s Coast to Coast Ride South

Please note, this route requires that all riders must be able to ride at walk, trot and canter. Terrain can sometimes be boggy or steep and guests may have to lead their own horse periodically. Riders are encourage to help out with the morning routine of catching, feeding, grooming and saddling the horses for the day.

Day 1

Clachtoll to Glen Canisp: 13 miles
We meet our riders at our stables in Tain at around 10.30AM for a ride briefing then travel to the West coast to start our ride just after lunchtime.

We leave the beaches of the West Coast, heading South for a few kilometres on a short ride (to get us used to the horses) that hugs the rocky coastline with reaching views of the iconic mountains of the area, descending to the village of Lochinver for the night.

Day 2

Glen Canisp to Ledmore Junction: 19 Miles
We ride East following estate tracks and stalkers paths beneath Canisp and Suilven through the stunning scenery of Assynt.

If the weather is good we may ride high up onto the shoulder of Canisp - eagle territory, with fantastic views in all directions before reaching our lochside accommodation.

Day 3

Ledmore Junction to Oykel Bridge: 18 Miles
Today we ride through moor and forest, with the opportunity for some much faster riding.

Just after lunch, we catch a glimpse of the Oykel river before winding down through the forest to the banks of this famous salmon river. Otters frequent it's banks and we keep our eyes peeled for wildlife as we follow the river to our hotel for the night.

Day 4

Oykel Bridge to Bonar Bridge: 24 Miles
We continue to follow the Oykel before heading into the forest and onto a remote track through the hills. The track boasts stunning views before dropping down into a beautiful green strath frequented by many different types of deer.

This brings us to Ardgay where we follow the main road for about a mile, crossing the arch of Bonar Bridge and spending the night in the village. This is the best day for spotting herds of red deer.

Day 5

Bonar Bridge to Rogart: 23 Miles
Leaving Bonar Bridge, we ride over the hill and through the forest and on past Loch Migdale where we sometimes see Ospreys.

Crossing the river we take an old farm track that winds along the river side and around the shoulder of the hill, taking us to our accommodation in the crofting community of Rogart.

Day 6

Rogart to Brora: 20 Miles
The final day! Leaving Rogart, we head over the hills with views reaching to the Cairngorms in the East, the hills of the West coast behind us and the high hills of Wester Ross to the South.

Descending for a gallop on the long sandy beaches of Golspie, passing beneath the fairytale castle of Dunrobin and back to Brora for a final blast on the sand. We should arrive back at Brora at approximately 5pm and we will take you back to Tain shortly afterwards.

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