Horse Riding

Introduction

With over 240 miles of bridleways, Lancashire is a horse lovers paradise

Lancashire is an ideal short break destination for riders. With the spectacular countryside offering open moorland and lush valleys, the choice is yours.

There are 2 main routes in Lancashire

The 47 mile circular Mary Townley Loop forms part of the Pennine Bridleway. The loop takes you close to the Lancashire/Yorkshire borders following the old packhorse route from Bottomley to Erringdon, with fantastic views over moorland across valleys and reservoirs.

The complete loop  takes 3/4 days to complete on horseback. The highest point is Top of the Leach and the total ascent is 1125m(3690ft)

The North Lancashire Bridleway is a project to develop a circular route around of Bowland.  47km are now open, starting east of Lancaster at Halton on Lune passing through the Roeburndale Valley to Slaidburn and the Hodder Valley in the Forest of Bowland skirting Dunsop Bridge and Whitewell and finishing currently in Chipping.

For accommodation for riders and horses along these routes click Here

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015