Walk the iconic Lake District fells with a pack pony
From a one day trek to a three night wild camping expedition.
We are trained Mountain Leaders with a lifetime of experience travelling with ponies.
Not only is Clare a qualified Mountain Leader but she has travelled the Western Lake District on horseback to the top of Helvellyn with Hades Hill Pansy. Clare’s trip with Pansy was featured on the BBC.
One day family trek with a pack pony
From our base at the foot of Windermere we can take family groups on a one day adventure following an old pack horse route.
Start the day meeting the herd (in the winter you can help feed the ponies) then we load the pony with everything we need to cook lunch on an open fire as well as waterproofs, a communal shelter and snacks. Suitable for families, the walk is about 4 miles round trip back to our base.
Three night wild camping adventure
For the more adventurous traveller we take groups of up to 6 people on a 3 day wild camping trek. We cover between 5 and 8 miles a day over the fells with a choice of starting points.
Camping in tents and cooking on an open fire, the ponies carry all the basic equipment from pots and pans to tents and sleeping bags. All you need to bring is suitable all weather clothing and footwear and we take care of everything else.
Overnight trek and bothy adventure
If you like the idea of a pack pony expedition but would prefer to sleep in a bed, we can take groups of up to 6 people on an overnight trek staying at Skiddaw House, the highest hostel in Britain.
Surrounded by mountains, with no other building in sight, Skiddaw House offers a real escape from it all. It's off-grid, out of reach of mobile signal and 3.5 miles from the nearest road.