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Old Harry Rocks Ride

The minimum age for this ride is 14.

This ride is approximately 1 hr 45 mins

Minimum Level Required:

“Established and confident in all paces (walk, rising trot and canter). Able to maintain a light seat in canter without hindering your horse. Used to hacking in open spaces on forward going horses and ride regularly”

Standing tall on Handfast Point at the southern end of Studland Bay is one of the most famous landmarks on the South Coast – Old Harry. They are part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and are managed by the National Trust.

The chalk formations are popularly known as Old Harry Rocks, but the name Old Harry actually refers to the single stack of chalk standing furthest out to sea. Until 1896 there was another stack known as Old Harry’s Wife, but erosion caused her to tumble into the sea, leaving just a stump.

Thousands of years ago, Old Harry and The Needles (another chalk rock formation) on the Isle of Wight were linked by a line of chalk hills that eroded away during the last ice age. On a clear day you can see The Needles from Studland Bay.

There are a number of theories about where Old Harry got its name. It is reputedly named after either a famous local pirate (Harry Paye) or the devil. The top of the cliff nearby is known as Old Nick’s Ground which is another name for the devil.

With breathtaking views, open fields and long canters, it is clear to see why this ride is a staff favourite.  Up on top of Ballard Down, you will be getting all round stunning views of Swanage to one side, Poole Harbour with all its islands to the other and not forgetting the famous Old Harry with the Isle of Wight in the distance.

Please note: this ride is weather dependant and cannot be ridden in high winds, low cloud or fog. In this case the ride will go into the forest instead

Old Harry and Forest Ride (experienced riders only)

CLOSED
10AM OLD HARRY OR FOREST
10AM OLD HARRY
2PM OLD HARRY
2PM FOREST
10AM FOREST
EVENING O/H OR FOREST
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Riding Enquiry

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DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE NATIONAL TRUST WE ARE UNABLE TO RIDE ON THE BEACH DURING JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. THE NEXT SEASON WILL COMMENCE FROM 01/10/21