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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. 

 

  Guests can now stay in our new self-catering Stockman's Cabin!


Guests' horses are accommodated on the well-fenced and secure paddocks surrounding the cabin, complete with field shelters, mains water and secure parking for trailer or box.

The cabin accommodates two adults with space for additional tents, and benefits from a full kitchen/diner, double sofa-bed, flush toilet, shower room and deck.

(See "Self-Catering" section).

For short road hacks there are pleasant circular routes through local lanes and villages.

 

Close by you will discover an excellent cross country bridleway with space to really stride on through open fields alongside the River Leadon from Dodd's Mill to Fromes Hill or Cradley.

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

all the way to The Malvern Hills ANOB* 

Or you can find excellent car parking facilities for your trailer or lorry 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 there, 

on a clear day, 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 

Castlemorton Common, Malvern, at Bringsty Common, Bromyard

   and 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, large 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.   

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


The Moats, Coddington, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1JW

01531 640039 - 07375 857332 - [email protected] - www.themoatsledbury.co.uk​