Horse riding at Whinlatter

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

A new 10km waymarked cycling route, the Gorse trail, uses mostly forest roads with a small section of mountain bike trail.  This could be adapted for horse riders with a small detour to avoid the mountain bike trail.  Please contact the Visitor Centre for advice.

There is also one bridleway in the forest which goes from Thornthwaite to Whinlatter and vice versa.

Parking with a horse box is easier at the outlying car parks at Revelin Moss and Hobcarton.

Please contact the Visitor Centre for guidance and advice on access and routes at or on 017687 78469.

Activity information

Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, CA12 5TW
Please be aware of other users on the trails.
Grade - Various
Trail Length