Come with Wilder Ways on an inspiring riding adventure in the West of Scotland. We organise a range of adventures throughout the summer from day rides to week long holidays, or can run bespoke adventures for small groups. It will be the trip of a lifetime!
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Wilder Ways adventure riding holidays are all about the riding. We want you to feel the joy of developing a bond with your horse, riding off the beaten track, through stunning scenery and with great local food and luxurious accommodation in the evenings. The ‘pop-up’ nature of our business takes us on adventures across the wilds of West Scotland, through soaring mountains, quiet hills, wild meadows and golden beaches - have you ever swum with a horse?
Our adventures range from half day treks to week long all-inclusive holiday packages. In 2020 we will be running short break and week-long holidays throughout the summer season from April to October. Half and full day riding adventures are available from each location subject to availability.
Half day rides from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm - £75p
Full day rides from 10am-4pm - £140pp including a packed lunch
Knoydart, West Highlands - 1st May-30th June
From 1st May to 30th June we will be on Knoydart in the West Highland, Britain's last true wilderness and the more remote community in Scotland, set amidst mountains and lochs with secret beaches and views from the cliff-tops out to the Isle of Skye and Rum.
Short break holidays (3 days, 4 nights) run from 1st, 15th & 22nd April, from the 6th & 20th May and from the 3rd & 17th June. Cost £1050.00
Week long holidays (5 riding days, one rest day to explore and 7 nights) run from 8th & 29th April, from the 13th & 27th May and from the 10th & 24th June. Cost £1,950
During your holiday all your meals and overnight accommodation are included. You will stay in one of Knoydart's high quality guest-houses with sumptuous dining and true Highland craic and hospitality (see photos). All your riding and helmet hire, transfers to and from the ferry at Inverie and a guided adventure on your rest day are also included. Please see our full itinerary for these holidays at www.wilderways.scot and to book contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , call 07826273291 or 07909791615
Mull of Kintyre, April 2020 & July to September 2020
We are now based at Glen Kerran farm near to the Mull of Kintyre in Argyll from where we will be running our rides and holidays for most of 2020. Holidays here feature the usual Wilder Ways brand of adventure riding, wild locations, good food and banter. There are vast golden beaches, hillside rambles, breathtaking coastal scenery and our own green meadows. At night you will stay at the farmhouse with Cara and Nikki in one of our country style guest rooms and your meals feature home and locally sourced produce cooked on the premises.
Short break holidays (3 days, 2 nights) run from 15th & 29th July, from the 12th & 26th August and from the 6th September. Cost £665.00
Week long holidays (5 riding days, one rest day to explore and 7 nights) run from 8th & 22nd July and from the 5th & 19th August. Cost £1,575
During your holiday all your meals and overnight accommodation are included. You will stay at our homely and comfortable farmhouse, alongside the horses, with sumptuous dining and true Highland craic and hospitality (see photos). All your riding and helmet hire, transfers to and from the local bus-stop or airport and lunch on your rest day are also included. Please see our itinerary and updates for these holidays at www.wilderways.scot and to book contact us at email@example.com , call 07826273291 or 07909791615
In addition to our scheduled itinerary we offer bespoke packages for groups and special occasions. For example we have created magical honeymoon riding experiences, tailor-made birthday picnic rides and even a wedding beach-ride, as well as delivering bespoke holidays for larger groups such as University Riding Clubs, women-lead activity holidays and groups of friends. We can also offer a variety of other farm activities during your stay, ever wanted to shear a sheep, comb and spin a fleece or forage for your own dinner? Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to us, we love a challenge!
We are situated just off the B842 on the Southend Road, right at the very tip of the Kintyre Peninsula. To get to us, follow the A82 out of Glasgow, keeping stright at Tarbet on Loch Lomondside onto the A83. Stay on the A83 all the way to Campbeltown following the coastal road. From Campbeltown follow the signs to Southend (B842) and turn left at the Wilder Ways sign.
The closest international airport is Glasgow International. There is a small shuttle flight with Loganair that runs daily to Campbeltown which is relatively inexpensive if you book in advance (from £32 each way) and only takes 40 mins, landing its 16 seater plane on the UK’s longest runway at Macrihanish. Flights mainly leave at 9.05am and 17.30pm from Campbeltown and from 9.45 am and 18.10pm from Glasgow. Otherwise Glasgow airport is a 3 hour drive from Glen Kerran or 4 hour bus journey (see below).
From Campbeltown airport you can get a taxi to the farm. If you are coming on a holiday you will be collected from the airport.
There is a regular bus service from Glasgow Bus Station (Buchanan St) to Campbeltown – service 926. Buchanan bus station is easily accessible from all mainline Glasgow train stations. Buses leave every 2/3 hours and take 4 hours and 10 minutes.
One bus a day picks up from the airport at 14.20pm and runs directly to Campbeltown. Otherwise you can get the Glasgow Airport Express bus-service 500 into Glasgow and pick up the regular 926 to Campbeltown from there. The airport express leaves every 10 minutes and takes about 15 minutes into Glasgow.
The daily 8.30am bus from Campbeltown drops off at Glasgow airport at 12.25pm. With any other departure, you would need to go into Glasgow and get the Airport Shuttle 500 service back to the airport.
If you are coming on a holiday you will be collected from the Campbeltown bus station. For all other riders there is a local bus (44) that runs to Southend and that will drop you off at the end of our drive. For the less intrepid a taxi from Campbeltown is about £15 to the farm.