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Safe routes for horse riders in the Dales

Riding in the Dales

A series of guides to horse riding routes in the northern Yorkshire Dales has been unveiled in a bid to encourage locals - and visitors from across the UK - to saddle up for a trip in North Yorkshire.

The online guides promote a network of eight circular rides using North Yorkshire’s extensive rights of way network.

The rides have been selected to take advantage of the outstanding scenery and history of the area. The area covered stretches from Arkengarthdale and Swaledale in the north to Lower Wensleydale and Coverdale in the south.

The guides have been created by local British Horse Society volunteer John Presgrave who has spent the last 12 months developing them. The circular trails range from five to twelve miles, to suit most abilities.

All the rides have been test ridden by the local Richmondshire and Bedale Bridleway Group and endurance riding groups.

The routes are downloadable here.