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.co.uk
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.