Horse Riding in the AONB
Horseriding in the AONB
There is a network of bridleways and quiet lanes that are ideal for riding. The best off-road network is in the eastern part of the AONB, with quiet lanes providing the main opportunities in the western area.
As yet there are no specific 'guided' routes mapped-out for users, but the aim is to produce leaflets detailing a variety of routes in the future. We are working with North Yorkshire County Council to improve bridleway access from east to west, especially in the Gilling/Ampleforth area. If achieved, this will significantly improve riding opportunities in that part of the AONB.
The AONB Committee finished an extensive programme of improvement works in 2005, enhancing the Public Rights of Way system in the whole of the AONB. The work was undertaken in partnership with the North Yorkshire County Council Rights of Way Section and the Countryside Agency. Work included replacing finger posts with new 'destination and distance' posts, replacing gates and fitting user-friendly latches.
A number of establishments offer riding holidays for you and your horse, see our interactive map for contact details.