The Northern Chaser cross country course (http://www.ukriders.co.uk/Northern_Chasers) is on the Swinton Estate at Ruskill Bank Farm, 2 miles from the hotel. The fifty jump course passes through scenic farm and woodland with wonderful views across Wensleydale. At each jump there is a variety of heights, enabling riders at every level of experience to complete the course. The maximum height of each jump is 3′ 6″.
Cost per day per horse is £20 which entitles you to ride the course as many times as you like.
For further details about the course, availability and payment, please contact Joyce Yates on 01677 460074.
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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.