Horse Riding

There are miles of rights of way in the Trent Vale for horse riders to use, with some good off road networks and waterside trails.

Cantering across stubble fields. Photograph: Barry Coward.Hacking out along country roads in the Trent Vale. Photograph: Steve keating.

The landscape of the Trent Vale has some interesting routes ideal for exploring on horse back taking you through quiet rural lanes, open countryside and villages of the Trent Vale.

Horse riders can use bridleways, byways and restricted byways, but footpaths are usually avoided as these are really only for walkers. Bridleways and byways are marked on Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps (see link below).

Resources

Bridleways

An internet based directory of national routes suitable for horse riders. This website has user-generated content so if you know of any good routes you can upload them onto the site for testing.

Nottinghamshire County Council horse riding pages

Lincolnshire Public Rights of Way

Ordnance Survey website

Use this site to check out which Ordnance Survey maps cover the area you want to ride in. You can connect up righs of way to make circular routes.

British Horse Society

The British Horse Society also keep an up to date list of approved riding and livery yards. Many offer hacking, treking and instruction.