Ride with us in beautiful Royal Dee-side, through pine forests and high into the hills to experience the true remote and wild nature of the Cairngorms.
This day ride is for those who want to experience adventure, excitement and feel the true remote and wild nature of the Cairngorms. Our ride starts at our premises which is set in the heart of Royal Deeside, nestled in a secluded and idyllic location amongst the trees. We begin in the forest and there are some fantastic opportunities for breath-taking canters on the grassy tracks through the trees. We gradually climb higher and higher before the trees give way to stunning views over Glencat and beyond. The rolling green hills and lush greenery that we began our ride with quickly give way to rough but beautiful heathery slopes as we climb higher and higher to reach the summit of Carnferg. On a clear day, you can see Morven, Mount Keen, Mount Battock and beyond into the heart of the Cairngorms. As we descend the hill, we pick up the Fungle road which is an ancient right of way that connects Aboyne to the Angus glens. It was one of the most important mounth roads in the area and was frequented by cattle drovers and whisky smugglers alike. After a few miles, we leave this track and turn towards home, passing the stunning Birse Castle on the way, before returning through tranquil Caledonian Pine forests.
Highlands Unbridled offer long distance horse riding holidays, specialising in Coast to Coast rides across Scotland. We also offer pony trekking and hacking for all ages and abilities from our base on Royal Dee-side on the edge of the Cairngorms national park as well as a series of short breaks.