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Bring your own horse on holiday

Bring your own horse along for the ride!

There's nothing more wonderful than seeing beautiful countryside 

from the back of a horse 

- unless it's from the back of your OWN horse.  


The Moats Bed and Breakfast can offer you the chance to do this at a budget price.

Guests' horses are accommodated either on well-fenced and secure grazing with field shelters at Catley on the south-facing slopes of Fromes Hill, or in stabling adjacent to The Moats at Coddington, where you can enjoy on-farm riding and the use of a menage.


Please contact me to discuss your requirements and prices.


Riding out from our Catley base, you will discover one of the finest cross country bridleways in the region, with space to really stride on in open fields alongside the River Leadon.   

For distance riders, this bridleway will also connect you through quiet back lanes to 

The Malvern Hills* 


The Malverns can also be reached by shorter hacks through quiet lanes from The Moats, via Mathon and Colwall, but you will find excellent car parking facilities for your trailer in several locations actually on the western flank of the hills, between Beacon and British Camp Carpark and North Quarry Carpark.


From the crest at the Worcestershire Beacon, you can enjoy views - north to the Long Mynd and Clee Hill, east to Birmingham, Bredon, the Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds,

south as far as the Forest of Dean and the Bristol Channel,

and west to the Borders and Black Mountains of Wales.


Breath-taking!


Good riding is also available on nearby Bringsty Common.   There is a superb circular riverside bridleway taking in the bank of the River Severn, between Upton-upon-Severn and Severn Stoke, and more to enjoy further afield in the Wye Valley ANOB.


The Moats lies close to and directly between the Worcestershire Way and Herefordshire Trail, both nationally important public footpaths, parts of which are also accessible to horses.


Finally, why not take in one of the wonderful equestrian, rural and other events at 

Malvern Three Counties Showground to complete your stay?


Magic!


Horse riders have a right of access across the Malvern Hills and Commons meaning your rides don't just have to follow the bridleways, but there are some paths where access is restricted.

These include the Easier Access Trails from Earnlaw Quarry car park and Black Hill car park and the path adjacent to Jubilee Drive.  Walkers are given priority here.  Please take note of signs where access is restricted.