Do you run treks all year?
We are running Day treks all year round and we will be running 2, 3 and 4 day wild camping treks from May to September 2020.
Can I come on a trek on my own?
Wild camping treks needs a minimum size group of 4 people to run and can take up to 8 people. You can sign up to a trek on your own, or you can get a group together yourself and give us your preferred dates.
Day treks start at £250 for a group of 4 then £50 per child (under 16) and £75 per adult thereafter. You can of course come on a day trek with less than a group of 4 but the cost will be the same.
What routes are there?
We are currently able to offer wild camping treks around Haweswater and the Howgill Fells. We are currently working out a route in the Ennerdale valley for the 2020 summer season.
Can I bring my own pony on a wild camping trek?
We only take our home bred ponies as they are used to the equipment and being tethered
Do all your wild camping treks come with a guide?
Yes. Each wild camping trek has 3 or 4 ponies (depending on numbers) and will have at least 2 members of our team to guide you and handle the ponies (though you are positively encouraged o get as hands on with the ponies as you like)
Do you have ponies for sale?
We often have handled young-stock for sale and from time to time we sell broken ponies.
Where do your ponies run out?
Our herd is from hardy stock and runs throughout the year on 100 acres of enclosed upland fell overlooking Morecambe Bay in the South of Cumbria.
What stallions do you use?
Hades Hill herd is built on Heltondale stock which Walter LLoyd bought in 1957. We have also used Packway, Sleddale, Lownthwaite, Lunesdale and Welllbrow stallions. We have recently licensed our home bred stallion Hades Hill Geronimo by Lunesdale Tarquin out of Urwins Ruby.
Do you work your ponies?
Almost all of our brood mare are also broken to ride and drive. We have also snigged wood, carted hay, pulled coppice sledges and travelled with packsaddles across mountains with our ponies. Most years we travel by road to Appleby Fair with two ponies pulling a bow-top wagon. In 1994 Tom LLoyd travelled from Cumbria to Cornwall and back with a pair of Fell ponies.
What colour are your ponies?
Our herd is predominantly black but we also have brown and grey.
Can I visit your stud?
We are happy to receive visitors by appointment.