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Action packed riding adventure in the glorious Scottish countryside.

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Horse Riding Holidays Scotland – Wilder Ways Extreme Adventures

PRICES & DATES top

Wilder Ways Extreme Adventures: Prices 2024

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Short Break – 3 Nights:
Includes 3 days riding. All inclusive board based on 2 people sharing.

  • $2,036
    • GBP: 1,595
    • EUR: 1,874
    per person sharing
  • Private rooms subject to availability and additional $96
    • GBP: 75
    • EUR: 88

Full Week – 7 Nights
Includes 5 days riding & 1 day non-riding adventure. All inclusive board based on 2 people sharing.

  • $4,193
    • GBP: 3,285
    • EUR: 3,860
    per person sharing
  • Private rooms subject to availability and additional $223
    • GBP: 175
    • EUR: 205

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Included – All riding & non-riding activities, accommodation, meals with soft drinks and local transfers.

Excluded – Flights, alcoholic drinks (bring your own bottle) & tips.

Wilder Ways Extreme Adventures: Dates 2024

Short Break
11 – 14 April
23 – 26 May
5 – 8 September

Full Week
7 – 14 April
19 – 26 May
1 – 8 September

Getting There – International flight to Glasgow Airport then domestic flight from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport, the short flight from the mainland to the peninsula is beautiful / Bus to Campbeltown / Self drive to the farm

Transfer – From Campbeltown Airport or bus stop.

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

Whether you are staying on a short break or the full week, expect an action packed, full on program with plenty of adventures on horseback. You will leave feeling exhilarated, inspired and in love with your horse as you build a trusting relationship and test each others boundaries. Horse activities will include horsemanship, mountain riding, a beach gallop, horseback archery and cross-country jumping, depending on the length of your trip. This is a ride suited to those looking for adventure and not the faint hearted!

Wilder Ways is based on Glen Kennan, a 100 acre farm situated on the Mull of Kintyre which is the southern part of Kintyre, a long thin peninsula in western Scotland, just 30 miles long and only 2 miles at its narrowest. Mull of Kintyre is truly stunning, immortalised in the Paul McCartney song and where he and Linda retreated to escape from it all with their kids. The farm is set amongst woodland and pasture, rich in wildflower and the perfect habitat for horses with herb rich grassland. plentiful water supply and natural shelter. it really is the most beautiful, remote and wild spot!

Your hosts, Cara and Nikki have been exploring on horseback for many years and Wilder Ways was born from their love of these adventures and a desire to bring you with them. They moved to Glen Kerran Farm in 2019 and strive for self sufficiency through their passion for the environment. Expect to see sheep, pigs and chickens around the place along with a thriving veggie garden!

THE RIDING top

Horses – Ranging in height from 13hh to 16.2hh and a good mix of native breeds along with Appaloosa, Arab, Irish Sport Horse & Hackney cross.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. Riders need to confident at all paces including galloping in open spaces.

Tack – English style.

Weight Restriction – 13 Stone / 82 kg / 182 lbs. Please contact us if you are above this weight.

Group Size – Maximum 6

ACCOMMODATION top

Stay at the 150-year old, traditional stone farmhouse in one of four, country-styled bedrooms. There are stunning views across the glen from every room, often with horses grazing just outside the window. As well as your room there is a comfortable shared sitting area downstairs with games and DVDs and the beautiful glass dining-room with tea and coffee always available.

Enjoy tasty, home-cooked meals made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, including produce directly from the farm. You can enjoy the views while you eat in the glass room, a stunning timber and glass space that looks south across the fields.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Short Break 

Day 1
Arrive at the farm late afternoon in time to settle before dinner at 7pm. Settle into your surroundings and let the banter start flowing. Share your own horse history and set your wish list for the trip.

Day 2
The trip will start with horseback archery. Nothing can prepare you for the thrill and satisfaction of shooting arrows from a running horse. It connects you to our warrior past in a way that is both instinctive and exhilarating. Spend the morning grasping the skills from the ground before you put this together onto your trusted steed in the afternoon. Although horseback archery may take a ‘lifetime to master’, the skills involved are ‘easy to learn’, allowing you to quickly get a feel for this exciting pastime.

Day 3
From arrows to obstacles, today you take some true leaps of faith – its jumping day. The morning will be spent show jumping in the arena to hone in your skills and build confidence and trust between you and our steed. In the afternoon, let loose and fully enjoy the thrill of our cross-country course – the buzz created is really very empowering for horse and rider. The whole day will be fully coached.

Day 4
Let’s kick back and head for the coast. Feel the wind in your hair and the salty, sandy air in your face as hooves thunder down the beach. There is nothing quite like the feeling of freedom and pure joy as horse and rider gun down the sand without a worry in the world. Be prepared for the taste of some of that sand as the racing heats up. This day epitomises the “Thunder of Hooves; The Pound of your Heart”. For those not comfortable with gallop, do not worry this is optional, you can still enjoy the tranquility and sparkle of this stunning coastline. Standard departure is at the end of this day’s riding.

Full Week

Day 1
Arrive at the farm late afternoon in time to settle before dinner at 7pm. Settle into your surroundings and let the banter start flowing. Share your own horse history and set your wish list for the week.

Day 2
The trip will start with a morning getting to know your horse, with some grooming and massage and a little horsemanship work to start building your relationship with your new steed, forming a solid foundation for the trip ahead. After lunch, take that newfound friendship and test it over an afternoon hack away the farm towards the foot of the hills of our next day’s ride. Get familiar with your steed over diverse terrain and start to get a sense of the adventures your hosts have in store for you over the rest of the week!

Day 3
We will hit the hills with a big full day trail ride across the countryside, giving you the chance to bond with your horse and enjoy wide open views. Navigate wild terrain and natural obstacles as we traverse the peninsula east to west and along one of its highest ridges. Be prepared for a long day in the saddle, this day is truly the “Call of the Wild”.

Day 4
Your first taste of the coast. We ride to the west to enjoy stunning views of the Islands of Isla, Jura and Gigha. Also keep your eyes out for our local marine mammals, which to date have included seals, dolphins and minkie whales. Enjoy the feel of sand under your hooves and the echoing sounds as we pick up pace..

Day 5
Time for some serious R&R.  After 3 full days in the saddle it is time for you to check in with your body, recharge and get ready for the next 3 days of exhilaration.  All meals will be provided at the farm and otherwise the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.  Spend some quiet time in nature, or take taxi into Campbeltown to enjoy some of the other local offerings.

Day 6
Nothing can prepare you for the thrill and satisfaction of shooting arrows from a running horse. It connects you to our warrior past in a way that is both instinctive and exhilarating. Spend the morning grasping the skills from the ground before you put this together onto your trusted steed in the afternoon. Although horseback archery may take a ‘lifetime to master’, the skills involved are ‘easy to learn’, allowing you to quickly get a feel for this exciting pastime.

Day 7
From arrows to obstacles, today you take some true leaps of faith – its jumping day. The morning will be spent show jumping in the arena to hone in your skills and build confidence and trust between you and our steed. In the afternoon, let loose and fully enjoy the thrill of our cross-country course – the buzz created is really very empowering for horse and rider. The whole day will be fully coached.

Day 8
Let’s kick back and head for the coast, southend this time. Feel the wind in your hair and the salty, sandy air in your face as hooves thunder down the beach. There is nothing quite like the feeling of freedom and pure joy as horse and rider gun down the sand without a worry in the world. Be prepared for the taste of some of that sand as the racing heats up. This day epitomises the “Thunder of Hooves; The Pound of your Heart”. For those not comfortable with gallop, do not worry this is optional, you can still enjoy the tranquillity and sparkle of this stunning coastline. Standard departure is at the end of this day’s riding.

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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.

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