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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. 



Special offers

  1. Accommodation


    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017


St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open:  Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm Newark's...

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a world famous cricketing...

Maun River Cottage B&B

Maun River Cottage B&B

MAUN RIVER COTTAGE B&B & 2 STUDIO COTTAGES Maun River Cottage is a family run B&B situated in...

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops children’s  play and party centre is an indoor soft play area with a difference -...