Purchase our self-guided route maps for just £1.10 each – or £4.50 for 5 routes, sent direct to your inbox! Scroll down for a map of the routes.
For our self-guided rides we've selected the most enjoyable routes we know to share with you, including places to park and for refreshments. Each leaflet includes a map and detailed directions.
While our routes have been carefully checked and are on public rights-of-way, Ride Yorkshire is not responsible for any changes since we last checked them or for adverse weather conditions. By selecting and following these routes, you agree that it is your decision to use them and that you ride them at your own risk and accept responsibility for yourself and your horse. We strongly recommend taking the appropriate Ordnance Survey map as a back-up to our directions (all our routes advise on the correct one), wearing a helmet to current safety standards and a hi-viz jacket, and holding appropriate insurance for you and your horse.
Some of these maps are sponsored by local equestrian businesses. If you’d like to give your business long-term exposure by sponsoring a route, please get in touch here!
We also welcome sponsorship for our pleasure rides, where rosettes can be printed with your company name and logo and we give you prominence in all our publicity material.
Past and current sponsors include Burnby Equestrian, Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum, Farmway, Houghton Equestrian, Merlin Equestrian, Malton Marquees, McClarrons Insurance.
Sponsorship costs from just £100 for each map or £250 for each funride.
EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
NORTH YORK MOORS
Guided rides & funrides
If you’re not sure about route-finding or you’d like to meet new riding buddies, come and join one of our guided rides in the North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds or Howardian Hills. We take just 5 or 6 people on these. The ride fee is £30, which covers guiding and light refreshments (where possible).
We run 2 or 3 pleasure rides each year in aid of various charities. For these you follow a waymarked course - we provide maps and directions too, and include refreshments. The routes include sections on private land with access negotiated just for the day. Entry fee in 2018 is £25.
For 2018 we've introduced a grading system for our guided rides so you can choose more easily the best ones for you and your horse.
Grade 1: 'Walk & Trot' (up to 7 miles, easy terrain)
Grade 2: Gentle (8-10 miles, easy terrain, often includes hills)
Grade 3: Standard (10-15 miles, mixed terrain, may include steeper sections)
Grade 4: Challenging (12 or more miles, hilly with some demanding terrain)
Bear in mind that the grades are relative: an area may seem practically flat to a horse used to the North York Moors, but extremely hilly to a horse living in Holderness!
“Well thank you we did the ride at Hornsea today. What a fabulous loop! So pretty all the wild flowers were out and it was lovely to ride through some ancient meadow on the estate. Very scenic. Thanks for posting these loops on your site.”
“Thank you for designing the Cowlam Dale ride as a day ride. We did it today. Apart from getting slightly lost in the deep dale we had an amazing time. Some of the best hacking!”
“Thank you for the Castle Howard ride. We did it today. Amazing scenery and miles of off-road hacking with spectacular views.”
“Just to say a big thanks for organising Sunday's ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciate the hard work which must have gone into the smooth running of a lovely ride.”
“What a fab event. Well signposted organised. Lovely lunch. Privilege to ride this ground.”
“Thank you for a lovely day out. The horses enjoyed themselves and we enjoyed meeting new like-minded people. Looking forward to the next one!"
“Thank you for another lovely ride today, well done Janet and her team for an easy to follow and fun route and well-organised day, and thank you to the lady that provided the amazing food it was really appreciated. See you again soon.”
“Ride Yorkshire, Heart of the Wolds, Huggate. Thank you once again for a well organised, friendly and fabulous ride. Beautiful countryside and returning to a brill lunch. Thank you to the organisers. See you again soon. xxx”