Scotland, land of myths, tales and ballads is one of the United Kingdom’s most charismatic locations. Scottish people have always been fiercely loyal and have managed to maintain a unique cultural identity, and even today many people still relate strongly to their clanship roots. Much of Scotland is rural, exemplified by wild, beautiful mountain peaks and deep glassy lakes. Horseback riding in Scotland is a superb way to come face to face with the Scottish culture and landscape. Meet friendly locals, learn about the clans, and visit medieval chapels which hold an important role in the history of the land. Ride along old, grass overgrown trails and go cross country over the high bogs, where sheep are grazing, some belonging to the immense properties of the Scottish Clans. Explore the wide open spaces the highlands have to offer and relax in the peace and tranquility of the landscape. Traverse lands steeped in history, like the base at St Bridget Farm, site of the medieval chapel, and from 1738-1745 home of the famous Gordon of Glenbucket, who was deeply involved with the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745. Horseback riding in the Scottish Highlands allows you to authentically experience the rich history of one of the most sparsely populated regions of all of Europe. This horse tour will take you through the open moorland and forest tracks of Cairngorm National Park aboard well-mannered mounts. All levels of riders can be accommodated as there are steady Highland and Eriskay ponies as well as experienced Thoroughbred and Arabian crosses.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!