Most of our routes explore the old pack pony routes across the fells of the South West region of the Lake District. Although we are already looking into new routes which will take our treks further north toward Grasmere and Keswick for seasons. However for now we are concentrating on the areas around the Woodland, Ulpha and Duddon Valleys (the latter being Wordsworths favourite), reaching up towards Coniston in the north and Eskdale and Ravenglass in the west.
We can tailor our routes to your wants and needs. Some of our customers simply want a gentle stroll each day with a picnic, others want something far more challenging. We can offer walks centred around the farm returning each evening or we offer a circular route staying at different pre-arranged campsites each night. Our treks are both guided for those who are more suited to walking with others showing the way or self guided for those competent at map reading and like to go alone. We prefere that those who would like to "self guide" have good sound knowledge of map reading and camping and are confident with ponies.
Our detailed maps and carefully written directions also give a running commentary on the local history of the area and features and objects to look out for. Children particularly enjoy running ahead looking for the listed findings. For example:
- The ancient narrow Pack Pony Bridges which cross the many becks and streams in the area
- “Hogg Holes”
- a “Shepherds Smitt”
- a “Water yeat”
- even a “rabbit smoot”.
These are all to be found built into the dry stone walls which are to be seen stretching for miles and miles all over these wonderful fells.