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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 on well-fenced, secure grazing with field shelters at 

Catley just three miles from The Moats.

From January 2022 guests will be able to stay on site in our new camping lodge at Catley.

Accommodating two adults with space for additional tents, the lodge is self-catering, and benefits from a full kitchen/diner, double sofa-bed, flush toilet, shower room and deck.

 Full details and photographs will be published shortly. 

Please contact me to discuss your requirements and prices.

Riding out from here, you will discover an excellent cross country bridleway with space to really stride on through open fields alongside the River Leadon.   

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

all the way to The Malvern Hills* 

Or for shorter hacks, you will find excellent car parking facilities for your trailer or lorry at several locations directly on the western flank of the hills. 

Try the North Quarry, Beacon Quarry, Gardiners Quarry and British Camp carparks.

From the peaks of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Beacons, 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.


Good riding is also available on nearby Castlemorton Common near Malvern and at Bringsty Common near Bromyard.   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 glorious 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?


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.   

Unshod/"barefoot" horses may find the gritted paths unsuitable.