Horse riding at Stowe Gardens
Enjoy getting active as well as taking in the scenery Stowe Gardens has to offer by going on a horse ride through its lyrical landscapes.
Horse riding around Stowe Gardens
Spend a day exploring the wider countryside from a new vantage point when you ride through the historic parkland. Follow 3.5 miles of permitted route and an additional 2.6 miles of bridleways and see the seasons change with crisp frosts to blooming wildflower meadows and buttery autumn colours.
Designed sight lines were made to allow views of the garden to be seen from the parkland, with the monuments and features providing a backdrop to how nature and the park plays an important part of the estate. See many of our iconic monuments only by accessing the park on four legs.
Before you set off to explore Stowe's trails, you will need to apply for a permit. With this you'll be provided with a map. New members to the scheme will need to purchase a tabard, whilst existing members will need to renew their permit annually.
Dowload the permit application form here.
We kindly ask all riders to ring in advance if you're intending to bring a horse box. We can then advise if parking is available in the coach park.
Stowe is enjoyed by many visitors and home to grazing livestock. To ensure everyone has an enjoyable visit, please take a read through our riding code below:
- Stay on the designated riding route
- No galloping
- Respect the route by not using it in periods of poor ground conditions
- Fasten all gates
- Always wear your tabard
- Report any damage around route to the National Trust office: 01280 817156
- Be courteous to other users of the park, National Trust team members and tenants
- Observe National Trust byelaws
Ring our friendly team to find out more about Stowe's horse-riding permit scheme on 01280 817156 or send them an email with your application form.
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