Horse riding at Fineshade Wood

Horse riding trail - circular route through Fineshade and beyond

We welcome horses and riders alike at Fineshade Wood, where our family-friendly five mile route takes you through a large part of the forest. If you want to come back and explore some more, our route also links with various bridleways. So bring a map and make up your own riding adventure using Fineshade as a base.

The trail starts from the car park. There are two gates along the waymarked route (right at the start and near the end) which are both passable on horseback. As you return to the car park, you'll have to cross the entrance road at the top of the hill, which can get busy at times.

No permit is needed to ride at Fineshade Wood. 

Please visit the Visitor Centre for further information and trail maps. You can also stock up on pre-ride essentials at the cafe and parking is easy in the dedicated horse-box car park. For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Trail information

Fineshade Wood, Top Lodge, Fineshade, Near Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB
The trail starts just outside the horsebox car park. What3Words location: swear.neckline.bring.
This is a shared trail, please be aware of other forest users.
Is this trail for you?
This trail uses gravelled and natural forest trails, follow the white waymarkers. The trail also makes use of the traffic free, forest roads in the outer areas of the forest.
Parking is available in the dedicated horse-box car park. This can be found as you approach the main car park, on the left hand side. 
Trail Length
5 miles + (8 km +)