Horse riding

There are more than 500 miles of public trails, off-road networks and waterside trails in Nottinghamshire for horse riding.

Where to ride

Horse riding rights of way

You can ride on bridleways, byways and restricted byways. These routes are marked on Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps. You can borrow these from your local library.

Check which Ordnance Survey Explorer maps cover your area.

Find out about the different types of right of way and which you can ride a horse on.

For advice on how to use bridleway gates please visit The British Horse Society website.

Riding in country parks

The following sites have fantastic areas for riding: 

  • Cotgrave Country Park has a 1.3km trail around the edge of the site with sections for galloping.
  • Bestwood Country Park has bridleways marked with "TRAIL" signs (also open to walkers and cyclists). If you're bringing a horse-box, contact the rangers on 0115 927 3674 who will be able to advise where to park.

Please be considerate of other public rights of way users and to care for the land and the needs of owners and occupiers. For further information, see the Countryside Code.

Report a problem

If you have come across a problem while out on a ride in Nottinghamshire:

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