3 days riding, 2 nights accommodation
Riding Difficulty: Intermediate (click for more information)
Approximate Distance Covered: 45 Miles
The listed price includes accomodation and meals (B, L, D). Please note, this route requires that all riders must be able to ride at walk, trot and canter. Terrain can sometimes be boggy or steep and guests may have to lead their own horse periodically. Riders are encourage to help out with the morning routine of catching, feeding, grooming and saddling the horses for the day.
This ride is perfect for those who want to get a taste of what riding in the Highlands is like. This express route incorporates some amazing tracks from our popular Coast to Coast routes into a shorter ride jam packed full of adventure and beautiful Scottish terrain.
Glen Canisp to Ledmore: 12 Miles
Leaving Glen Canisp, we head inland along a stalkers track winding through the wild Assynt scenery between the beautiful peaks of Canisp and Suilven. Suilven is the ‘Pillar Rock’ – named by the Vikings and one of the most iconic mountains of Scotland. We wind our way between these two beautiful mountains beside lochs and streams. We often see eagles in this area. We leave the horses for the night at a local farm, then head to our accommodation for the night at Inchnadamph (field of the stags),
Ledmore to Oykel Bridge: 20 Miles
Leaving Ledmore, we follow the single track road for about 4km, then head towards Ben More
lodge on an estate track to Loch Ailsh, where the river Oykel begins. On into the forest and onto the grassy trail that hugs the twisting banks of the Oykel –a river famous for its salmon fishing. We leave the riverside and ride through the forest with views to the hills of Wester Ross, descending beside a tumbling stream to the estate track that takes us to Oykel Bridge. We leave the horses at Oykel Bridge and spend the night at the Achness Hotel nearby.
Oykel Bridge to Ullapool: 25 Miles
Leaving Oykel Bridge, we back track for about a mile to get back onto the old drove road,
which leads to Ullapool. We follow this ancient track through the hills, and across a river, and ride beside pretty lochs, onwards to Rhidorroch estate. A good day for spotting deer and lots of stunning scenery and we often see golden eagles soaring above us as we ride. Rhidorroch is very pretty, with towering crags and lots of birch and alder woods beside crystal clear rivers and sparkling lochs. We finish our ride at Ullapool, small, pretty fishing town on the West coast where we say goodbye.
Price based on sharing a twin or double room - single rooms may be available (but cannot be guaranteed) at an extra cost. Single supplement is £220. If you are travelling alone and willing to share a room, you do not need to pay a single supplement as we often have other riders doing the same who are happy to keep costs down by sharing with another lone traveller of the same sex and wherever possible we try to match sharers by age etc too. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card via PayPal below. Please contact us if you require our bank details for transfer.
Please email or phone us to check availability on the ride before paying deposits.