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.
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.