How far is each days trek?
Each days trek will vary but averages between 6 to 9 miles. This is not set in stone, we try to tweek our routes to your wants and needs.
Do the ponies carry the Bell Tents around from campsite to campsite?
No. We dismantle the Bell Tents after you have departed from the campsite, then transport them, along with the airbeds, sleeping bags, cooker and woodburner etc and have them all erected and ready for your arrival.
What if we get lost?
This, hopefully won’t happen. The routes that we use are all directed along well defined tracks and paths. You will be provided with a map, and carefully detailed directions of your travels through the fells, along with accompanying photographs. However, if worst did come to worst and you did if fact find yourselves off the beaten track, as it were, don’t panic give us a call from your mobile. No signal, no problem. All our ponies are fitted with a G.P.S so we will know where you are all the time.
Food – Are there any shops on our routes in the fells?
Simple answer – No. However, don’ panic. We deliver fresh Breakfast and Lunch Hampers each morning. Evening meals can be taken from the local traditional Lakeland Inns which are situated with a short walk of most of the campsites. However, if you would prefere to cook on the campsite, we can arrange to deliver groceries from the local village of Broughton in Furness. Snacks and drinks for you journey can be bought before your journey starts and carried by your pack pony.
Will the Bell Tents have cooking facilities?
Yes, they all have basic camp stoves, cooking equipment, cups, plates, cutlery etc.
Do you need any horse/pony experience to come on this type of holiday?
No, but a little experience would be good. If you come with an open mind, a willingness to learn, an interest in what this type of holiday has to offer and a good pair of well worn in boots, you’ll be fine.
Can we bring our pony for our child to ride as we walk with the pack pony?
Yes, this can be arranged. Contact us for details. Your horse/pony will need a flu jab and a vet's certificate to show this.
Can we bring our Dog?
Yes and No. Some Campsites allow dogs others don’t. Let us know if this is your plan and we will try to book a route that will accommodate you. We ask only that you bring no more that one dog per family.
Our teenagers like mountain biking, can they accompany us on their bikes?
Yes, all our routes are open to mountain bikes too. They could cycle ahead and put the dinner on!?*
Do we have to vacate our tents by a certain time each morning?
Yes please. We like the tents to be ready for dismantling for about 10.00a.m. This gives us time to transport everything to your next campsite, ready for your arrival. Arrival at the next evenings stop over, no sooner than 4.00p.m. please.
Where will we be able to get wood for the wood burners?
This is a great activity for the children, collecting wood for the fire as they walk along. No don’t bring your chain saws. I’m talking about dead wood, lying on the ground along or near your route. If there’s not much about, don’t worry, we sell fire wood by the bag from the farm and we will deliver it to the campsite. What you don’t use, we will transport, to your next evenings stop over.
Can we arrive by train?
Yes. Our nearest train station is “Foxfield” which is aprox. 3 miles from the farm. Transport between the two can be arranged.