As elsewhere in Britain, parts of the SOSCT route network are outwith mobile phone range.
It’s worth checking your horse’s shoes in advance of your trip. Most farriers are heavily booked in advance but will usually try and fit you in as an emergency if you lose a shoe unexpectedly. Horses Welcome accommodation providers can supply local telephone numbers, or try www.farrier-reg.gov.uk.
You can find contact details of local veterinary practices on www.any-uk-vet.co.uk, or ask any of the accommodation providers who will be able to recommend their local vet or a specialist equine vet.