local business tourist experiences logoThe new Slow Adventure Initiative brings together local skills, businesses and expertise to allow you to immerse yourself in the best that Derry-Londonderry has to offer.

With 3 packages to choose from, you can explore, relax, eat and drink in a way that suits you. Call us now on 028 71 860 606 to find out more, or email events@whitehorsehotel.biz

Re-connecting with the wilderness (Walking Tour)

A chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature on a guided walking tour with an expert ecologist.

Begin your journey with an authentic Irish Walking Tour through unique landscape of the Sperrins Uplands. The tour expertly led by local guide
and ecologist Martin Bradley from Landscape and countryside Tours will allow you to embrace the plant life and archaeology of the region’s
ancient peatland habitats.

After an enjoyable day, out on the hills arrive spend the night in the 4-star White Horse Hotel where you can relax in the health & spa facilities
before enjoying a 3-course meal with locally produced and traditionally made options prepared by the hotels award winning Chef, Noel Ward.
Your meal will be served with a bottle of wine. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to experience some local history and Irish Folklore in
the Lounge Bar during the Storytelling-Seanchai sessions or get your foot tapping to some traditional Irish music.

After a peaceful night’s sleep enjoy a full breakfast and late checkout (so you can enjoy a final swim or relax in the jacuzzi. As an added treat on
check out you’ll be presented with handmade chocolate truffles spiked with local whiskey ‘The Quiet Man’, as a reminder of your trip.

What’s Included?

1 Day guided adventure
Guided walking Tour
Includes Dinner, Accommodation, Breakfast and full use of the health & pool facilities

COST = £137.50 per person

hotel accommodation derryTrek your way to a good night’s sleep

A chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature.

Escape everyday life and connect with natures as you trek through the lush green fields of the Faughan Valley to the foothills of the Sperrins.

Begin your journey with a guided Horse riding experience, led by expert instructor Pauline from City of Derry Equestrian. This ride into the wilderness is a fantastic way to connect with nature and enjoy the panoramic views of Derry, Donegal and beyond. Pauline will keep you entertained with some stories about the landscape and local characters and you trek through the lush green fields of the Faughan Valley to Ardmore and its surrounding forest to Slieve Kirk at the foothills of the Sperrins. Here the open landscape changes dramatically as you enter the forest and the rich sent of pine filters into the fresh country air. With deer and other wildlife roaming the forest, you might even catch a glimpse of something extra special!

After an enjoyable exploring the trails, spend the night in the 4-star White Horse Hotel where you can relax in the health & spa facilities before enjoying a 3-course meal with locally produced and traditionally made options prepared by the hotels award winning Chef, Noel Ward. Your meal will be served with a bottle of wine. After dinner, relax in the Lounge bar and experience some local history and Irish Folklore during the Storytelling-Seanchai sessions or get your foot tapping to some traditional Irish music.

After a peaceful night’s sleep enjoy a full breakfast and late checkout (so you can enjoy a final swim or relax in the jacuzzi. As an added treat on check out you’ll be presented with handmade chocolate truffles spiked with local whiskey ‘The Quiet Man’, as a reminder of your trip.

1 Day guided adventure

Horse Riding ‘Leisurely Trail’ will last approximately 2 hours

Includes Dinner, Accommodation, Breakfast and full use of the Hotel Leisure Club facilities
Additional options are available at extra cost.

‘Moderate Trail’ approximately 3 hours and ‘Challenging Trail’ approximately 4 hours

 

COST = £132.50pp

Re-connecting with the wilderness (Horse Riding & Walking Tour)slow adventure tourism

Escape everyday life and connect with natures as you trek and walk through the spectacular Sperrins landscape.

Begin your journey with a guided Horse riding experience, led by expert instructor Pauline from City of Derry Equestrian. This ride into thewilderness is a fantastic way to connect with nature and enjoy the panoramic views of Derry, Donegal and beyond. Pauline will keep youentertained with some stories about the landscape and local characters and you trek through the lush green fields of the Faughan Valley toArdmore and its surrounding forest to Slieve Kirk at the foothills of the Sperrins. Here the open landscape changes dramatically as you enterthe forest and the rich sent of pine filters into the fresh country air. With deer and other wildlife roaming the forest, you might even catch aglimpse of something extra special!
After an enjoyable exploring the trails, spend your first of 2 nights in the 4-star White Horse Hotel where you can relax in the health & spafacilities before enjoying a 3-course meal with locally produced and traditionally made options prepared by the hotels award winning Chef,Noel Ward. Your meal will be served with a bottle of wine.

Continue your journey the next day with an authentic Irish Walking Tour through unique landscape of the Sperrins Uplands. The tour expertly led by local guide Martin Bradley from Landscape and countryside Tours will allow you to embrace the plant life and archaeology of the region’s ancient peatland habitats.

After an enjoyable day, out on the hills arrive back at the White Horse Hotel for another delicious 3 course meal and full use of the health & spafacilities. After dinner, relax in the Lounge bar and experience some local history and Irish Folklore during the Storytelling-Seanchai sessions orget your foot tapping to some traditional Irish music.

After a peaceful night’s sleep enjoy a full breakfast and late checkout (so you can enjoy a final swim or relax in the jacuzzi. As an added treat oncheck out you’ll be presented with handmade chocolate truffles spiked with local whiskey ‘The Quiet Man’, as a reminder of your trip.

2 Day guided adventure

Horse Riding ‘Leisurely Trail’ will last approximately 2 hours

Guided walking Tour

Includes Dinner, Accommodation, Breakfast and full use of the health & spa facilities

Additional options are available at extra cost.• ‘Moderate Trail’ approximately 3 hours and ‘Challenging Trail’ approximately 4 hours• Single room supplement• For groups below 20 storytelling & Traditional Music entertainment is not included in the package, this can be added for an additional cost.• Cookery demonstrations of items from the menu with tasting samples• Spa treatments

Cost = £269.00 per person sharing

Upgrade Options and Notes

Please check age and fitness suitability according to your parties needs.
‘Moderate Trail’ approximately 3 hours and ‘Challenging Trail’ approximately 4 hours.
Single room supplement will apply.
For groups below 20 storytelling & Traditional Music entertainment is not included in the package, this can be added for an additional
cost.
Cookery demonstrations of items from the menu with tasting samples available at additional cost
Pamper treatments – see more about what’s on offer.