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Top places to go horse riding

A visitor horse riding through a wooded glade at Killerton, Devon
Discover top places where you can ride your horse | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Looking for scenic routes to take your horse? Here are some top places where you can go horse riding and enjoy great views from the saddle, from meandering woodlands to beautiful beaches.

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire
With over 30 miles of public and permitted bridleways, there are plenty of paths for you and your horse at Ashridge. Permits are available annually or for six months, or you can arrange a day ticket if you're just stopping by.Visit Ashridge Estate
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
With over 4,600 acres of countryside estate, Blickling is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors in Norfolk, with plenty of routes for horse riders to enjoy.Visit Blickling Estate
Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Wales
Being on horseback is one of the best ways to see the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), where you can wander at your own pace along the network of permitted bridleways and soak up the views.Visit Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)
Castle Ward, County Down
Castle Ward offers five enjoyable trails for horse riders, with a choice of difficulty and distance. The Hoof Trail is a 7.5 mile route specifically designed for riders, taking you through meandering woodland and farmland, with views of the castle.Visit Castle Ward
Two people riding horses across a field surrounded by trees
Horse riding at Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres, so you'll be spoilt for choice when horse riding at Clumber! Get in touch to enquire about a permit to explore this vast estate on horseback.Visit Clumber Park
Hatfield Forest, Essex
Explore a medieval Royal hunting forest on horseback at Hatfield Forest, the perfect spot for horse riding. Get in touch to enquire about riding permits and to discover the best routes for you and your horse.Visit Hatfield Forest
Studland Bay, Dorset
Horse riding on Studland Beach or exploring the nearby countryside on horseback is an unforgettable experience, with a network of bridleways crossing the heathland and chalk ridge. You'll need to apply for a permit to ride, but the views are well worth it.Visit Studland Bay
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Wicken Fen is one of Europe's most important wetland habitats, supporting an abundance of wildlife. Why not explore the wider nature reserve on horseback, with plenty of routes for you to enjoy.Visit Wicken Fen
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