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
There is a definite crispness in the air now, heralding the arrival of game, wild mushrooms and other Autumnal treats. While the weather is still perfect for walking, cycling and riding it’s also a great time to enjoy replenishing Spa treats and tempting gourmet indulgences, such as our Estate Lunch Menu – currently featuring grouse – or our inspiring range of seasonal cookery courses.