Horse Riding

Horse riding must be one of the best ways to experience the nature of the Highlands of Scotland. You will discover places that you would never find in a vehicle and you can cover more ground than you would on foot. Horses are the ultimate “4 hoof drive”. They are also a fantastically good stress buster!

The horse riding in the South Loch Ness area is exceptionally good. There is a huge variety of terrain and a great network of paths. It is the quiet side of the Loch and folk come for the nature. There are real chances of seeing a lot of wildlife; hare, fox, badger, pine marten, red squirrel, red, roe and sika deer, birds of prey including red kite, osprey, sparrow hawk, hen harrier, kestrel. I am sure you will be delighted. A map of the area is available on

Facilities are available in the Loch Ness area for beginners and experienced riders. Loch Ness Riding at Dores only caters for experienced riders (English style) but no jumping is required. They offer hacks, which can be of any length from an hour to a full day with trail rides of several days by special arrangement. The horses that are used for clients are quality sports horses and because they are never ridden by novices that are beautifully responsive. This is a BHS approved centre and is also highly recommended for those who would like to bring their own horse with them on holiday to explore the area. Guiding can be arranged if required. Lessons, clinics and camps are also available from qualified instructors so you can improve your skills.

For those novices and beginners looking for a real trekking experience you should try Highland Trekking and Trail Riding on the other side of Loch Ness – a great day out.



Loch Ness Riding

Loch Ness Riding
Loch Ness Riding takes experienced riders only out for hacks in the spectacular scenery of South Loch Ness, as well as providing qualified tuition and training for BHS exams.. We offer small group and private rides.

For those wanting to take a full riding holiday we offer packages of 10 and 15 hours usually taken during 3 to 4 and 4 to 5 days. Self catering accommodation is available on site and there is great local b&b. You can bring your own horse too. See
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