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Explore the county of Nottinghamshire on horseback

As well as exploring quiet lanes, horse riders can also make use of Nottinghamshire’s network of designated routes. There are a few rules though; you must stick to the marked bridleways and byways as it's illegal to ride on a footpath. Bridleways are often marked with blue arrows and byways with red arrows. They're clearly marked on Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps. For more information on where you can ride a horse visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Country Parks

Nottinghamshire is bursting with country parks which offer great trails for horse riders, including Clumber Park and riding permits can be obtained from the National Trust.

Sherwood Pines and Blidworth Woods also boast beautiful woodland paths. Visit the websites to find out more about obtaining a Discovery Pass which will give you access to the trails.

Bestwood Country Park has bridleways marked with signs stating ‘TRAIL’, which are also open to walkers and cyclists.  If you’re bringing a horse box, please contact the rangers who will be able to advise you where to park. 



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