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Fell Pony

Fell Pony


From our basecamp on the RSPB reserve at Haweswater, we take you to the Swindale Valley, one of our favourite hidden corners of the Lake District.

sleeping in tents and cooking over fire, the ponies carry all the basic equipment from pots and pans to mattresses and sleeping bags. All you need to bring is a small rucksack or day bag and suitable all weather clothing & footwear while we take care of everything else. We can tailor this trek to suit all ages and abilities.


• Arrive in the afternoon/evening at our basecamp within the RSPB Haweswater nature reserve
• Meet and make friends with the ponies
• Pack the kit ready for the morning
• Communal evening meal cooked on an open fire
• Observe the Haweswater badgers at the hide
• Settle down for the night in our award-winning Robens tents


• Breakfast
• Load the packs on to ponies
• Head over the moor to the Swindale valley
• Lunch break and let the ponies rest
• Afternoon trek to wild campsite by waterfalls & make camp
• Communal evening meal cooked over fire
• (7.5km)


• Breakfast
• Load the packs on to ponies
• Lunch on Swindale Common
• Return to basecamp via the Old Corpse Road

We encourage all our groups to arrive the afternoon/night before the trek to give themselves time to settle in with the ponies, get to know the kit and also be able to make an early start the next morning’s trek to the wildcamp in the fells. We return to basecamp in the afternoon of the last day..

For smaller groups we can tailor a trek to suit your needs.

Get in touch to find out more and book an adventure.

Opening details

Please Note: The Trek starts from Naddle Farm, Bampton , Hawesawter.

Please ignore the address below to Newby Bridge as they are to our yard.

Phone Tom on 07734 409251 for more information.


From £600 per person (minimum group of 4).


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome


Caravan, Rushy Meadow,
Newby Bridge,
LA12 8NS


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Map reference: SD 376861  Lat: 54.26744 Long: -2.95948

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