Riding & Trekking
The Swinton Estate offers pony trekking and lessons at the Trekking Centre adjacent to the Swinton Park hotel.
For the more experienced rider there is the Cross Country course and also permit riding on the Estate.Riding permits are available from Swinton Estate Office (01765 689224) for riding on the tracks in Nutwith Common. These can be purchased at a cost of £60 per annum, covering two horses ridden separately.
Guests at Swinton Park are also able to enjoy Racing Breaks which include accommodation, a trip to the races (nearby racecourses being Ripon, Thirsk and York) and a morning visit to the stables and gallops at Middleham. The racing stable visits can also be arranged separately in conjunction with any accommodation booking at the hotel, the visit lasts approximately 1.5 hrs and costs cost £15.00 per person (based on a group of four guests). Please note this does not include transport. Please ask us to book a stable visit in advance of your stay. For more information about the racing stables please visit www.jamesbethell.com
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As we bask in the sunshine of high summer, the Swinton Estate and Yorkshire Dales provide a heavenly venue for walking, cycling and riding. Closer to home, the Walled Garden is brimming over with soft fruit and young vegetables, providing delicious ingredients for our Garden Lunches and Estate Produce Lunches.
The darkening leaves on the turret remind us that Autumn is coming, but also herald the coming of game, wild mushrooms and other seasonal treats.