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Ride on the secluded Bodmin moor Poldark country, Cornish cream teas, pints in Poldark Trail & Riding, stay in beautiful renovated cottages. Bliss!

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Horse Riding Holidays UK – Poldark Trail & Riding, Cornwall

PRICES & DATES top

Poldark Trail & Riding : 2017 Prices

7 days/6 nights

  • £995/€1,165/$1,215 off peak (excluding Easter, Whitsun, July and August)
  • £1,245/€1,460/$1,525 peak (Easter, Whitsun, July and August)
  • Single supplement of £100/€115/$120 off peak, £150/€176/$184 peak

Short Break – 4 days/3 nights

  • £595/€695/$725 off peak (excluding Easter, Whitsun, July and August)
  • £740/€865/$905 peak (Easter, Whitsun, July and August)
  • Single supplement of £50/€59/$62 off peak, £75/€88/$92 peak

For guests bringing their own car, the following prices apply:
7 days/6 nights – all inclusions as above except no transfers

  • £750/€880/$915 off peak (excluding Easter, Whitsun, July and August)
  • £950/€1,110/$1,165 peak  (Easter, Whitsun, July and August)

Included – All your riding, guides, accommodation in a shared cottage, breakfast and lunches either at the cottage or as a picnic, transfers to local pub for dinner, transfers to Port Isaac for sight seeing, hospitality tray with teas, coffees and snacks.

Excluded – Dinners, drinks at pubs and tips.

Poldark : Getting There
Drive or you could fly into Bristol or Newquay airport.

Transfer
Transfers from Bodmin Rd Railway station or Newquay Airport Approx £35 each way payable locally. We think it’s a good idea to hire a car so you can explore the surrounding area.

Poldark Trail & Riding : 2017 Dates

Rates are quoted per person. Open all year round.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Poldark riding provides a brilliant horse riding holiday in a very beautiful and quite secluded part of the UK. You are based in a stunning architect revamped cottage called Hallagenna in the Bodmin moor which feels right off the beaten track. Your friendly hosts, Jen and Paul, have their small custom built riding centre based here and the place is immaculate. There are several itineraries but you’ll ride out daily on the locally bred ponies who have tons of stamina for up to 6 hours across picturesque countryside. You will follow pirate & smugglers trails off the beaten track, visit local pubs along the way and indulge in a good old fashioned Cornish Cream tea. Yum.

The popular BBC series Poldark is set in Cornwall and filmed around Hallagenna in the heart of beautiful Bodmin Moor. The story follows the life and adventures of Cornish nobleman Ross Poldark and showcases the wild moorland and coastal landscapes of Cornwall. Ross and Demelza’s home Nampara is an ancient farmhouse only a short ride away from Hallagenna. Hallagenna’s riding instructor Jen was involved in handling the horses and the stunt horses have been stabled at Hallagenna’s yard during filming.

To celebrate the fantastic scenery featured throughout the series as part of the riding itinerary you will visit several of the moorland sites used for filming to give riders a real feel for “Poldark” country, including some breathtaking moorland scenery around Nampara. All of the trails take in the fantastic scenery featured in the series, giving riders a real flavour of this wild corner of Cornwall.

It’s a great way to explore Cornwall and see this lovely part of the world. We recommend renting a car as in down time you can visit local beaches, fishing villages and even take a surfing lesson if you fancy it!

Whilst the cottage is super remote you are only literally a stone’s throw from the local village, about 5-10 minutes walk up a little country lane. The village has a pub, medieval church and grocery store.

THE RIDING top

Poldark : Horses – They are locally bred ponies off the moor ranging from 13H to 15H. These ponies look quite cobby but have loads of stamina and a good gallop in them too. They are mostly left unshod and have excellent feet.

Poldark : Level of Riding & Pace – From beginner to advanced. If you take one of our longer itineraries you should get horse fit before you go. We can help with a plan.

Tack – English saddles and mostly snaffle bridles.

Poldark : Weight Restriction – 15 stone / 210 lbs / 95 kg.

Poldark : Group Size – Maximum 10

ACCOMMODATION top

The accommodation consists of two beautifully renovated/refurbished old cottages. The cottages have been carefully restored to maximise light and are open plan and super modern inside. Each cottage is spacious, has lovely new wooden flooring with underfloor heating, a fully equipped kitchen and hospitality tray (teas, coffees etc). Breakfasts and some lunches will be prepared in the cottages for guests. Each bedroom has it’s own en suite shower with super modern showers and fluffy towels.

The Jubilee cottage sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 twin rooms and 1 double. The Trippet cottage sleeps up to 4 guests in a twin and a double.

Breakfasts, picnics and lunches are included and prepared in the cottages. Breakfasts are full English. Dinner is not included but you will be transferred to a local Cornish pub where are variety of pub grub/gastro food is served.

Horse Riding Holidays like our Poldark trail riding holiday is part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding Holidays UK.

 

Please Ask About

You could combine a holiday to Bodmin Moor with a Dartmoor Cattle Drive, please check out our Cattle Drive trip.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Poldark Trail Ride (6 nights) – Here’s an idea of what you might experience on a 6 night itinerary to Cornwall.
We also offer 3 night itineraries.

Saturday

Pick up from either Bodmin Parkway train station or Newquay airport if required. Arrival at Hallagenna in the heart of Bodmin Moor. Settle into your modern, comfortable converted stable accommodation. A Welcome from your hosts. Tour of the yard and time to meet the horses and talk through the programme for your stay. Dinner at a local pub – The Old Inn.

Sunday

Breakfast will be prepared in your cottage. One hour riding assessment in our outside arena to pair you with the most suitable horse for your stay. Mid-morning ride out around Casehill Common over Casehill and up to Alex Tor (Coastal viewing spot on a clear day). Return to Hallagenna for Lunch before setting off on an afternoon ride around Ivy common and Candra, 'Poldark Country' (approx 2-3 hours riding.) Dinner at The St Mabyn Inn, Serving Locally sourced traditional meals.

Monday

After a hearty Breakfast we head out through Ladydown Common, through the Stoney outcrop of Casehill to Alex Tor. Over Camperdown to Stannon and over the ancient packhorse bridge. Through the old carriage lanes to Watergate. From here we take the byway towards Roughtor climbing up past Neolithic settlements over the back of Roughtor (On Which a memorial lies of the Wessex Regiment) With Showery Tor to your left you get the full impact of Brown Willy (The highest point in Cornwall). Passing medieval hut circles and field settlements you head off towards Casehill downs before heading home to Hallagenna. 3-4 hours riding. Return to Hallagenna at midday ready for a light Lunch before setting out to nearby Port Issac, home to the Doc Martin the hit TV Series. It’s a quaint Cornish village full of tea shops, antique shops and typical fishing village port. Enjoying your dinner at one of the local restaurants over looking the Quay .

Tuesday

Woodland Trail. Breakfast will be prepared, before saddling up for a morning ride. We will ride along the wooded valleys of the Camel River to Helland bridge. Returning through Helligan woods. Up to Blisland Pub for Lunch, where the horses can graze on one of the only Village greens in Cornwall. After Lunch you will head out to Pendrift past Jubilee Rock where locals have recorded every monarchs reign and Jubilee since King George by carving coats of arms on a very large piece of Granite rock. Over the top to Kerrow downs, through the river at Delphi bridge and home to Hallagenna (5-6 hours). After an hour or so to relax, we head out to the St Mabyn Inn for your evening meal in another delightful traditional Local Pub for some locally supplied produce & real ales to whet the appetite.

Wednesday

Cream Tea Trail. This Trail Ride takes you out across the Candra to Alex Tor, from where you can take in the breathtaking moorland views, reaching as far as the North Cornwall Coast. We then ride on to Rough Tor, which at 1,313 feet, is the second highest point in Cornwall. Over Swallow’s Hill, past the woodland plantation to Davidstow Moor and Crowdy reservoir, one of North Cornwall’s main water supply reservoirs and home to a wildlife reserve. A stop at Roughtor farm for a traditional Cornish cream tea before riding through a byway of bronze age built stone walling. Through a narrow windy lane back up to Newton Common, we ride past further stone circles and ancient signs of settlements before coming to Casehill Downs. Through an ancient Neolithic or early Bronze Age ceremonial site. We then head home to Hallagenna (5–6 hours). An evening meal can be enjoyed at the nearby St Tudy Inn.

Thursday

Smugglers Trail. Breakfast and then off onto another hidden corner of the Moor. Head off to Delphy and pick up the trail through Manor and Carbaglet. Return to Hallagenna at midday before heading off to one of our most famous and picturesque villages in Cornwall 'Fowey' (or similar interesting Cornish town.) Where there are plenty of interesting shops, boutiques and tea rooms to browse. There are also a number of pubs, cafes and eateries to choose from for lunch – or do as the locals do and enjoy a traditional pasty sitting on the quayside. Or head down to the beach, Catch a ferry and enjoy your evening meal overlooking the Estuary.

Friday

After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to your horse and your hosts before transfers and departure.

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Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.

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Chris Allsop on Trans Wales Trail, UK

In every other respect it was a great week - not least because of the very hospitable Turner family. I used to go to Wales a lot as a child, but I haven't been out in the Welsh countryside for years. I had forgotten how beautiful it is - and wild in places. You travel

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