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Horse Riding in Northumberland

Horse Riding in Northumberland

We have some great stables in Northumberland where you can hire a horse to take a ride in either the beautiful countryside or on the stunning golden sanded beaches.  You just can’t beat that feeling of freedom you get when horse riding along the beach!

Here are a selection of the best stables for horse riding in Northumberland, with contact details to call them direct for availability and prices and they will be able to answer any other queries you may have.  We recommend booking with as much notice as possible.

Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre, Belford

Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre offer qualified horse riding lessons for complete beginners to experienced riders (from children 4 years upwards to adults) in either our purpose-built 60m x 28m indoor arena with a viewing gallery (seating for 136 people) or our outdoor arena.

All of the hacks are off-road in the gorgeous Northumberland countryside, with an assessment lesson before heading out. From a one hour woodland ride with beautiful views of Holy Island, Bamburgh and the coast, to the 2 hours St. Cuthbert’s Cave ride with spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills, you can explore some of Northumberland’s finest scenery via horseback.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your space.

Click here to view more and book: Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre

Haggerston Riding Centre, Berwick upon Tweed

Haggerston Riding Centre offers horse and pony treks amongst beautiful Northumberland scenery. From a 20 minutes park ride to an hour-long trek amongst gorgeous countryside, there’s options for beginners, as well as experienced riders.

Book via their website here: Haggerston Riding Centre or call 01289 381237

Slate Hall Riding Centre Seahouses

Please note: due to the pandemic, Slate Hall Riding Centre is currently closed but should open in 2023.

Slate Hall Riding Centre offers lessons, treks, and beach rides surrounded by Northumberland’s beautiful beaches and countryside.

Their speciality is beach rides.  Being able to ride along Bamburgh beach past Bamburgh Castle, Beadnell beach and also Seahouses beach with a view of the Farne islands is an unforgettable experience.

Horse riding at its best along the beach on some of Northumberland’s stunning coastline.

Slate Hall Riding Centre at Seahouses is open everyday and welcomes beginners, novice and experienced riders.   They have a selection of horses and ponies from 16.2 to 12 hands.

They strongly recommend a lesson if you are a bit rusty or haven’t ridden for a while.  They also offer a combination ride which consists of a lesson followed by a ride. See more information and prices on their website:  Slate Hall Riding Centre.


Tel: 01665 720320

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Kimmerston Riding Centre Milfield

For horse-riding on holiday in Northumberland, Kimmerston Riding Centre is one of the best known horse riding centres and stables in the north east of England, near the breathtaking Cheviot Hills and the enigmatic Holy Island in beautiful Northumberland you will experience exhilarating horse riding you’ll never forget.

Milfield, 2 miles from Wooler (on A697 North of Wooler)
01668 216283

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