CAIRNGORMS - CASTLES AND WHISKY
6 days riding, 1 day sightseeing, 6 nights accommodation
Riding Difficulty: Easy
Approximate Distance Covered: 100 miles
The listed price includes accomodation, 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 is a stunningly beautiful ride taking in the ancient hill passes of the Angus Glens and then riding through the beautiful Cairngorm mountains in the national park.
We will start our ride beside two ancient 'castles' - the twin hill forts of the Brown and White Caterthuns, not far from Brechin, then head through the hills on old 'mounth' roads, ministers paths and drove roads, many ridden by Queen Victoria on her travels through this area.
We'll ride beside the river Dee to Balmoral Estate, with a day off to visit local castles. We'll also visit Lochnagar Distillery for a wee dram, and also Braemar Castle and Mar Lodge, before heading again off into the hills. We'll ride through wild glens to Corgarff castle, then on to Tomintoul, the highest village in the UK. From here we'll head again through the hills and beautiful Caledonian Pine forests to Aviemore, where we'll finish the ride.
Price: 2020 GBP
Price based on sharing a twin or double room - single rooms may be available (but cannot be guaranteed) at an extra cost of 280 GBP however if you are travelling alone and willing to share a room, 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.