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Trails suitable for horse and pony riding in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is a great place to explore on horseback and we've got plenty of suggestions for bridleways and horse riding routes where you can soak up some of the area's most picturesque scenery.

Below, you'll find a selection of traffic-free horse riding trails, bridleways and byways in the Peak District and Derbyshire that connect beautiful countryside and quiet villages through green hills and rugged open moorland.

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The Phoenix Greenways

Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…

The Kinder Loop - Rushup Edge to Ladybower…

A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.

Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

Manifold Way

A favourite for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The Five Pits Trail

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can all enjoy the countryside of the Five Pits Trail.

Tissington Trail

A popular Peak District route running for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction

High Peak Trail

A 17.5 mile walking, cycling and horse-riding route.

The Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Bridleway is a 205 miles (330 Km) long National Trail running through the Pennine hills from Derbyshire to Cumbria.

Horse riding & pony trekking



Matlock Farm Park Riding School

Enjoy horse riding in the beautiful surroundings of Matlock Farm Park, with views over to Riber Castle.


Derbyshire Pony Trekking

Enjoy off-road horse riding for all ages and abilities in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.


Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre

Rediscover your passion for riding, or try pony riding for the first time.

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