Horse Riding at Hicks Lodge

Horse Riding at Hicks Lodge

We welcome horses and riders at Hicks Lodge. We have a dedicated horse route which is open throughout the spring and summer months and takes you through a large part of the outer forest on maintained grassy tracks. 

Planning a visit? Please take a look at this essential information before arriving. 

You will be able to re-fuel at the cafe whilst making use of our purpose-built horse corral with mounting block and parking for trailers and horse boxes is easy in the dedicated and secure horse-box car park which is over the road from the main car park. The horse trail is shared, so please be mindful when riding as you may come across walkers. The trail also crosses our cycling and walking trails. The loop around the lake is also shared and very busy so consideration should be given to all users.

The trail is shown on the map and there is a board in the horse box car park that also has the trail on.

The loop around the lake is a public bridleway and links to Donisthorpe and Moira public bridleways, these are open access and can be ridden all year round.


Activity Information

Hicks Lodge, Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote, LE65 2UP
The trail can be accessed via a gate from the horse box parking.
Please follow the horse route markers.
Parts of the horse trail are shared, please be aware of other forest users.
Trail Length
2 miles
There is dedicated horse box parking. You will need to collect a key from the bike shop in the cafe on arrival to access the dedicated parking area. Please ensure you pay and display. Charge £6. Please note this all closes with the trail.