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Trails suitable for horse and pony riding in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is a great place to explore on horseback and we've got plenty of suggestions for bridleways and horse riding routes where you can soak up some of the area's most picturesque scenery.

Below, you'll find a selection of traffic-free horse riding trails, bridleways and byways in the Peak District and Derbyshire that connect beautiful countryside and quiet villages through green hills and rugged open moorland.

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Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

High Peak Trail

A 17.5 mile walking, cycling and horse-riding route.

The Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Bridleway is a 205 miles (330 Km) long National Trail running through the Pennine hills from Derbyshire to Cumbria.

The Kinder Loop - Rushup Edge to Ladybower…

A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.

Biddulph Valley Way

A 4.5 mile flat surfaced path ideal for walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

Manifold Way

A favourite for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The Phoenix Greenways

Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…

The Kinder Loop - Hadfield to Rushup bridleway

A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.

Horse riding & pony trekking



Matlock Farm Park Riding School

Enjoy horse riding in the beautiful surroundings of Matlock Farm Park, with views over to Riber Castle.


Derbyshire Pony Trekking

Enjoy off-road horse riding for all ages and abilities in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.


Bring your horse on holiday to Hoe Grange

Unleash the adventure: bring your horse on holiday to explore the stunning Peak District with Hoe Grange Holidays.

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