KILLIECHRONAN PONY TREKKING ISLE OF MULL

BEACH AND HILL TREKS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES IN SPECTACULAR SURROUNDINGS

THE TREKS

 

SHETLAND PONY RIDES

from £5

Perfect for tiny tots bring your toddlers along to meet the ponies and get a little ride, we have tiny hats and saddles available.


HALF HOUR TREK

£15 PER PERSON

Ideal for young children or families or for a taster ride for those who are a bit unsure. All ponies can be led if needed and parents are welcome to walk alongside. We can also do half hour experienced treks or mixed ability treks.

If walking it is recommended to bring your wellies.


FAMILY TREK

£25 PER PERSON

Family treks last 1 hour and can be along the beach or up the hill. Families must be groups of 3 or more with at least 2 children in the group. Suitable for mixed ability groups with the trek tailored to suit the least experienced rider.

 

NOVICE HILL TREK

£30 PER PERSON

WALK AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF TROT ONLY

The novice hill trek takes you up to a magnificent view point where a monument stands to remember a past owner of the Killiechronan estate. With amazing scenery throughout the ride with plenty of opportunity to spot deer and lots of bird life including golden and sea eagles. The sea eagles nest high on the hill above Killiechronan and can be spotted almost daily passing overhead to catch fish in the loch. This ride follows a rough track so is ideal for novices as it has to be ridden at a steady pace, though there is an opportunity for a few bursts of trot. It is an ideal way to let the horses do the work and take you to the top of the hill for amazing views of Ben more, Loch na Keal, the Gribun rocks and the islands of Eorsa, Inch Kenneth and Iona, and on the way back down are views across to Morven and the hills beyond.


EXPERIENCED HILL TREK

£30 PER PERSON

The same spectacular views but this time off the beaten track! Lasts an hour to an hour and a half. Let our sure footed ponies take you up and back down the steep hills and negotiate tricky bogs and rocky outcrops, plenty of chances for bursts of canter inluding the forest at the top where you often get really close to eagles and deer. Riders must be able to do rising trot, canter and have good balance on a horse.

 

NOVICE BEACH TREK

£30 PER PERSON

1 HOUR

WALK AND TROT ONLY

Cross the river Ba to reach the sandy stretch of beach where you can paddle in the sea and trot through the waves. This ride is another great opportunity to spot the white tailed sea eagles which like to sit at the waters edge and just watch us go by, otters are sometimes seen on the shore and salmon can be seen jumping in the river Ba, one of the best Salmon rivers on Mull permits are available from the estate. Both Fallow and Red deer are often seen grazing the fields which reach the shore line, the horses do not frighten other animals like we do so the best way to see wildlife is on horseback.


EXPERIENCED BEACH TREK

£30 PER PERSON

1 HOUR

The ponies love a good canter back along the sandy stretch. Crossing the river can be deep in places so it is advised to bring a spare change of clothes and don't wear your best boots! Also chance for an exhilarating canter or through the surf which is guaranteed to get you wet but also put a big smile on your face.

COMBINED BEACH AND HILL

£45 PER PERSON

1 1/2 HOURS / UP TO 2 HOURS

The beach and hill combined gives you the best of both worlds, along the beach then cut up a steep hill from the beach which takes you up to the monument high above Killiechronan where you will get the spectacular views from one side of the island to the other. This ride is only suitable for experienced riders as it encounters very rough terrain in places and you must have good control of your pony.

The beach is very tide and weather dependant, sometimes even at low tide there can not be as much sand as othertimes. If this is the case we will combine the beach ride with a ride up into the oakwood or a combined beach and hill ride depending on the experience and ability of riders.
We are happy to take mixed ability groups, there is usually a chance to split the trek at certain points as there will be 2 trek leaders so allowing some to have a canter and others to go steadier. This usually works well as we have certain ponies who love to canter and certain ones who'd rather not unless made to. We will however always keep within the capabilities of the least experienced rider so will only do this if it is absolutely safe to do so.