Winter riding in Devon! Is it worth it? Of course!
Most years, our winters are very mild and the routes remain not only passable but very enjoyable. We personally live for those beautiful frosty fresh winter days where the views are crystal clear and the haw frost clings to the trees. Our horses are wonderfully equipped to cope in ice and snow and really come into their own, displaying amazing sure footedness over the terrain.
The scenery is different and also the wildlife. The area is hunting terrain and so our rides have to take into account the local shoots (pheasant for supper) and just sometimes we might get the glimpse of the local stag or fox hounds being taken through their paces, which is a stirring sight whatever you feel about the hunting laws. The day length might be shorter, but at least one can then make the most of a cosy long evening in front of the roaring log fire!