Horse Riding & Treking

The magical charm of the District makes it an ideal destination for horse riding. The scenery is superb and the wide open spaces and excellent horses mean there are plenty of enjoyable treks to be had whatever the weather.

Situated at the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains in County Down, there are plenty of excellent opportunities to ride through the beautiful countryside. These twelve shapely summits, which rise 2000ft on the eastern side, dominate the landscape and offer a breathtaking backdrop for many of your rides.

The various riding facilities in the District will take you to the foot of the mountains, past ancient ruins, through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much more.

Some of the main equestrian centres near Golfkeel Cottages include:

  • Kidd's All Weather Gallop
  • Lime Park
  • Mossvale Equestrian Centre
  • Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding School
  • Mountview Equestrian Centre
  • Mourne Trail Riding Centre