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Derbyshire Pony Trekking

Type:Horse Riding

Scarcliffe Lanes
Upper Langwith
NG20 9RH
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 853 reviews853 reviews
Group horse trekking


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.

Winners of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence/Travellers Choice 2015 to 2022 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)

One to one Confidence building Treks (teenagers/adults only)

Sunset treks

Night Rides (Age 13 plus ....must be able to ride up to walk trot independently)

Fancy Dress rides

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.


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Guide Prices

£30 per person - 1 Hour (suitable for 4 years upwards and beginners)
£40 per person - 1.5 Hours (suitable for adult beginners to experienced riders)
£50 per person - 2 Hours (suitable for adult beginners to experienced riders)
£60 per person - 2.5 Hours (riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
£75 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)
(riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
3 Hours £80
4 Hours £90

Day Rides (bring your own picnic)
(riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
3 hour £75 riders
5 hour £150

Day Rides (including Afternoon Tea)
(riders must be able to walk, trot & canter)
3.5 hour Afternoon Tea (Forest Trek) £100 per person
4 hour Afternoon Tea Trek (Elmton Village) £120 per person
4.5 hour Afternoon Tea (Forest Trek) £130 per person

One to one Confidence Building Trek/Private Trek/Private Lesson
£60 per hour per person
(Not available at weekends or school holidays)
(Teenagers and adults only)

Sunset Treks
Prices per person as follows:
1 hour - £40
1.5 hours - £50
2 hours - £60
Sunset treks operate only in the months where the sun sets between 4.30pm -7.30pm
Night Treks 1 hour £40 (Held between 31 October and 28 February)


  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • Countryside

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Opening Times

* Summer opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 6pm

Winter Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 8am - 5pm

Pre booking essential.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • peterdC2398MN
      Trip Type:
      Wonderful hack.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 29th October 2022
      The 3 of us of varying ability had a fabulous time. Verity looked after the slightly nervy one, followed by the rusty one and bringing up the rear the professional one! All of our abilities, or lack... Read full review
    • Dubairegular
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Professional Progressive Lessons and friendly enjoyable hacks with calm and forward horses
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd November 2022
      I’ve been taking hacks at Derbyshire Trekking over the past few months and Kelsey one of the team suggested I take a lesson with Verity when I explained I’d got frustrated with my lack of progress... Read full review
    • Knightholidays
      Trip Type:
      A lovely trek
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd November 2022
      I booked this for my husband (first time rider) and 11 year old daughter (experienced rider) whilst on holiday, they really enjoyed it and came back with big smiles on their faces. This is their... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road 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.

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