Tracks through beautiful woodland, along disused railways and sandy beaches, bridleways across miles of open heather moorland, and quiet country lanes, the North York Moors is a superb choice for a day’s exploring on horseback or a trekking holiday.
With more than 800km/500 miles of bridleways in the National Park alone, your choice of routes is practically endless. The bridleway network has seen significant additions over the last few years, and concessionary bridleways such as the former Scarborough to Whitby railway (the 'Cinder Track') are included. The beautiful beaches at Saltburn and Sandsend are also open to horse riders, do check tide times beforehand.
Ride Yorkshire has all sorts of useful riding tips and information for anyone who wants to see the North York Moors by horse. And you can buy the book, Riding in the North York Moors by Bill Tait a comprehensive guide to the bridleways and green lanes to help plan your visit.
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