Horse riding at Wyre

Horse riding at Wyre

Wyre Forest has a variety of trails linked to the Public Bridleway network. Take a ride past majestic old oaks, along forest tracks and narrow paths.

There are three waymarked horse-riding trails which allow over 12 miles of off-road riding, sections of which are shared use trails. The three numbered loops join in the middle of the forest, complementing and adding to the Public Bridleway network. Our trails are marked with white plaques, labelled “Horse Trail Loop 1, 2 or 3”.

No permit is needed to ride at Wyre Forest, however parking charges apply.

Riders can pay a daily rate to park at the Callow Hill public car park and ride into the forest. Alternatively, frequent riders at Wyre can purchase a yearly Membership which will offer unlimited horse box parking and access to the designated members' horse box parking area. Horse box parking is found in the far right of the car park. The access code for this can be gained by calling the rangers on 0300 067 4935 between the hours of 9am - 5pm and supplying your membership number. Please note however, that this area is also opened to the public at busy times.

The main access point to the trails for horse boxes/lorries is from the Callow Hill visitor centre, where there is a map of all the trails. Alternatively, riders can hack in via any of the public bridleways. 

There are no gates on the bridleways or waymarked horse trials within the forest, however if riding in via the bridleways there may be gates to pass through.

Please be aware that, as much of the forest is environmentally sensitive, horses should stay on waymarked horse trails and bridleways. Horses are not allowed in the visitor centre area, or on any other waymarked walking or running trails.

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

Trail information

Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ
Parts of the trails are shared, please be aware of other forest users.
Grade - Various
Trail Length
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The trails follow a mixture of surfaces including forest roads, forest floor, grass, ford/stream crossings and wooden bridges.
Parking is available either by pay and display or by purchasing a Membership. Use the postcode DY14 9XQ to find the car park.