Horse riding at Grizedale

Whilst there are no waymarked horse riding routes, horse riders are welcome to explore our network of forest roads and bridleways.

Please note, that some of the bridleways have gates and there are locked barriers into the wood from the car park, but with space to ride around them.

No permit is needed to ride at Grizedale. 

Please contact the Visitor Centre for guidance and advice on access and routes at grizedale@forestryengland.uk or 0300 067 4495. Always check the website ahead of your visit for potential closures.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Activity information

Grizedale, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ
Please be aware of other users on the trails.
Grade - Various
Parking
Parking with a horse box is easier at the outlying car parks at Moor Top and Bogle Crag, there are no dedicated spaces. Road access is easier from the south, depending on the size of your vehicle.
Is this activity for you?
The trails follow forest road and bridleways. Some parts of the bridleways are steep and rocky.