Pack Pony Tours ....
New for 2015, we are offering Pack Pony tours in various locations throughout the Highlands. We have two different types, Ridden and non-ridden and we can also have a combination too.
Non-ridden tours are ideal for families in particular, or anyone who wants a wilderness experience, without the hassle of having to carry heavy camping gear. These are basically walking holidays, where you will be accompanied by a guide and a pack-pony or two, depending on group size, to carry your luggage/equipment. Accommodation will be a combination of remote hostels/bunk houses and wild camping depending on availability in the area you chose.
We will provide all camping equipment and catering is provided.
These trips are particularly good for getting families out into the hills as parents don't have to carry all the extra paraphenalia that taking children anywhere seems to entail - the ponies do the carrying, meaning you are free to walk un-encumbered (except maybe carrying a light day pack) and the children have the added interest of ponies to help lead and care for if they want to, which seems to help keep them going!.
We can also provide ponies to ride on these trips, although these will be slower rides than our normal ridden trips, mostly done at walk. Children can ride too and can be led by a parent or member of staff and we can provide riding helmets. These trips can be tailored for you and are available on most dates - just tell us the area of the Highlands that you are interested in visiting and how long you would like to go for (we do trips of 2 days to 7 days) and we will provide a suggested itinerary and prices.
For example -A family of four, 2 adults and 2 children under 14yrs, with one pack pony for a 2 day, (1 night wild camping) trip would be approximately £590 and a 7 day, 6 night trip with two ponies would be approximately £2010. Prices vary according to length of trip, area and how many ponies/members of staff are needed.
We can also offer ridden camping trips with pack ponies, or non-ridden walking trips with ponies with hotel or B&B accommodation so you don't have to 'rough' it, on trails like the Great Glen Way!
We can offer trips in Sutherland, the West Highlands, Lochaber and the Cairngorms
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to help and provide you with a quote and availability.
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