This day takes you along the shores of Assaroe Lake and then through the forests of the Knader Wood to Cavangarden House, a beautiful country mansion set in its own 1,000 acres. You will be by-passing Ballyshannon - the oldest town in Ireland, created in 1613.Why not pay a visit in the evening and have a drink at Dorrian's Thatched Pub.

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If availing of the rest day, explore the Pettigo area with it’s range of walks and local history.

You can relax with a Reflexology treatment or Indian Head massage onsite with Mary who is a qualified therapist (Booking advisable). Leaving Pettigo follow a small track which brings you back to the shores of Lough Derg, this time on the north east shore.

On leaving Lough Derg you follow a series of sma U forest tracks, riding along the Mullafa Mountain and Meenbog Hill, enjoying the peace and the comfort of wildlife to a warm welcome from Helena and Joe at Ardmoure Guesthouse.

Enjoy the magnificent views, Barnesmore on your left and spreads of blanket bog formed up to 7,000 years ago on your right. A rest day can be arranged should you wish to visit the historic Donegal Town with its castle dating back to the l5th century and the ruins of Donegal Abbey built in 1474. You can also take a leisurely ride on the forest trails.

Departing the Moorlands, follow a forest track to the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland’s most famous Pilgrimage site, St.

Patrick’s Purgatory on Saint’s Island – thousands of people travel here every summer for three days of prayer, penance and fasting.

Arrive at Avondale Farmhouse where a warm welcome awaits with tea and homemade treats from the Leonard family.

Trail Riding Holidays (Vacations) • Donegal South Trail • Self Led Trail Riding • Horse Riding along Miles of Beaches, Forests, Lakes and quiet Country Roads • Horseback Riding at the Pilgrims Way • Self Led Trail Riding like with your own Horse • Equestrian Vacations – Pass St.

Patrick's Purgatory - Rosie's Health Centre *The unguided Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons - but, if you really would like to ride a Trail and you don't have a riding companion we have the possibility to help you find one on our Meeting Page on the Internet.

After breakfast, receive instructions on tacking up and guidelines for the next 6 days.

Then you and your horse will be transported to Belleek to commence your first day's trail.