Discover Cornwall

  • Trip Duration
  • 7
  • 6
  • Riding Time
  • 5
    days riding
  • 2-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 8
    Guests per group

Discover Cornwall

Ride Overview

This trip in Cornwall allows you to explore the best of horseback riding in England.  Most of Britain is too built up to provide unbroken countryside for riding tours but this area is more rural and offers chances for long canters in unspoiled, open stretches.  Cornwall is on the extreme southern tip of England on a long peninsula reaching into the sea.  Like Wales, Scotland and Ireland it has many Gallic place names and retains cultural connections with other Celtic regions including Brittany.  It has the sunniest and most temperate climate in England.  The 400 mile coastline with 700 ft. high cliffs in places shelters picturesque fishing villages in protected coves. This spectacular coast line plus Celtic ruins, light blue waters, gardens, parks, and unique  architecture certainly place it high among the most scenic areas of England.

The ride is centered in the heart of Bodmin Moor, one of the largest unspoiled areas left in England. The Cobs, Shires and Moorland Ponies will help you discover mile upon mile of wild open moorland, rocky tors, atmospheric wooded valleys and sparkling streams, all steeped in thousands of years of history.  During the Bronze Age from about 2,500 to 800 B.C. Cornwall was a busy place as the tin mines there were some of the best in Europe and tin is an indispensable ingredient of bronze.  In a later era the remote, jagged coast made it an ideal location for pirates and smugglers.  The famous Jamaica Inn, featured in Daphne du Maurier’s novel, later made into a movie, is nearby and you will have dinner in this historic inn.  The itinerary also includes a visit to the lovely fishing village of Padstow and to King Arthur’s Castle in Tintagel – the Camelot so steeped in romance. See also the Equitours rides in nearby Wales.


Accommodations are in spacious newly remodeled cottages which boast a clean, modern decor inside. Each has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining and living area. Each relaxing bedroom has its own en suite bathroom.

Meals & Drink

Breakfast and some of the lunches will be served at the cottage while one of the lunches and all dinners will be taken at quaint pubs in the area. Dinners and the one lunch in Padstow are an out of pocket expense.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The stable has a variety of native breed horses and ponies from the UK which are suitably picked to cope with the terrain on the Moors. They are familiar with the moorland wildlife including cattle, sheep, buzzards and the occasional fox and will take the changing terrain in stride, but are equally keen to explore whatever lies ahead. These tough and willing horses have common sense, strength, sure-footedness with the right temperament to carry you over this terrain. Tack is comfortable English all purpose saddles, and most bits used are snaffles.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Moorland ponies, Cobbs, Shires and crosses
  • Tack:
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Bodmin Parkway train station

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!

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