Complete off road Horse riding, catering for all abilities from the age of 4 upwards. We pride ourselves in grouping the same abilities of riders together so that you can enjoy either a fast paced trek (experienced riders only) or a steady one for beginners. We also cater for mixed ability groups where friends, partners or family can enjoy a trek out together. We cater for Disabled and special needs customers and have a solid mounting block.
With so many different routes we enjoy picturesque woodland, fields, a nature reserve and Country Park where you can enjoy breath taking views across 4 counties making you feel like you are on top of the world. We experience lots of nature along the way including sightings of deer, buzzards, herons, woodpeckers and lots of wild birds.
Come and experience treks through some of the most beautiful Derbyshire Countryside including Poulter Country Park, Scarcliffe Park Woods, and the quaint village of Whaley.
Opening all year round and sometimes we even trek out in the snow.
Winners of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winners 5 years consecutively (now in The Hall of Fame). All Trek Leaders have been DBS checked and are first aid qualified.
If you wish to have guidance and tuition along the trek then we offer a one to one instruction service. Why ride around a menage when you can learn in a real horse riding environment?
We can also provide Tailored packages for the following:-
Day Rides (experienced riders only)
Picnic rides (experienced riders only)
Afternoon Tea at the Pub Trek (experienced riders only)
Corporate Team Building Days
One to one Tuition Treks (teenagers/adults only)
Night Rides (Age 13 plus ....must be able to ride up to walk trot independently)
Fancy Dress rides
One to one All our horses are highly trained, well-mannered and willing to please along with our friendly staff on hand to ensure you have a fun filled experience at Derbyshire Pony Trekking.confidence building treks (teenagers and adults only)
£28 per person - 1 Hour
£38 per person - 1.5 Hours
£48 per person - 2 Hours
£58 per person - 2.5 Hours (riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
£70 per person - 3 Hours Forest Trek (riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
PLEASE NOTE: Last minute bookings (on the day booking) will incur a surcharge of £2 extra per person.
Pub Grub Treks (includes pub lunch)
3 Hours £75
4 Hours £90
All riders must be able to walk, trot & canter for the Pub Treks.
Day Rides (bring your own picnic)
3 hour £70 riders (riders must be able to walk and trot independently)
5 hour £120 (riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
4 hour Afternoon Tea trek £100 per person (riders must be able to walk, trot & canter
Confidence Building/Private Trek/Lesson
£48 per hour per person
(Not available at weekends or school holidays)
Prices per person as follows:
1 hour - £38
1.5 hours - £48
2 hours - £58
Sunset treks operate only in the months where the sun sets between 4.30pm -7.30pm
GIFT VOUCHERS - Great for Christmas, Birthdays and Special occasions, buy online via Paypal . Just pick from the drop down box the type of trek you would like to purchase and follow the link through to Paypal where you can also pay by card if you prefer.(on our website)
If you wish to purchase more than one gift voucher you can increase the quantity once you are directed to Paypal.
- Trip Advisor Awards Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
- Disabled access
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
* Summer opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 6pm
Winter Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 8am - 5pm
Pre booking essential.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good13
- 238georginalTrip Type:Friends getawayFun afternoon ride for all abilitiesWednesday, 28th September 2022Went with my friends who are complete beginners, I am an experienced rider. We had an amazing experience! The views on the trail are lovely and the horses are very well behaved and confidence... Read full review
- Vik2609Clipstone, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyJust amazing, a must if your visiting the areaSaturday, 1st October 2022We’ve had an amazing time with Derbyshire Pony Trekking today. They paired us perfectly with our horses, staff were welcoming and talked to us throughout the trek which was really nice. I’d recommend... Read full review
- wendywA2596BYTrip Type:Solo travelHappy timesTuesday, 4th October 2022Always an enjoyable experience. The team at DPT are so friendly and the horses really do look after you. They provide various rides for all abilities. A definite place to try. Read full review
Map & Directions
From North Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 1st exit off roundabout (Markham Road). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). Follow road to next roundabout and take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for approx 1 mile and, at roundabout, take 2nd exit (A632). Turn right onto (Langwith Road/A632) follow road for 2 miles and Derbyshire Pony Trekking will be on the left.
From South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 3rd exit off roundabout (Markham Road). Follow road under M1 and, at roundabout go straight on. At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane), then follow route from North.
From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway. At roundabout take 4th exit (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (29A), then follow route from South
From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road, going straight on at traffic lights, for about 1 mile and, at traffic lights (Royal Hospital) go straight on. Follow road, going straight on at mini roundabout, for approx 1¼ miles to traffic lights and go straight on. At roundabout take 3rd exit (A632). Follow road into Bolsover and take right turn (Langwith Road/A632) follow road for 2 miles and Derbyshire Pony Trekking will be on the left.
Public Transport Directions
Accessible by Public Transport: Langwith-Whaley Thorns station is 1 mile away.