Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

Further Afield

Riding on Exmoor

Riders near Exton

Horse riding is a popular way of exploring Exmoor. Whether riding on your own, with friends or as part of an organised trek, the views of moorland and wildlife are stunning.


Exmoor is crossed by many tracks and bridleways, many through very remote spots. One rider described his beast as 'the best four-wheel drive there is!'

Riding cross country
A sunken bridleway

There are many places where you can hire horses and equipment, or where you can stable your own horse if you are fortunate enough to own one. Of course, riding holidays are available, and lessons can be provided for beginners or whose who need a little help.

Examples are Periton Park Riding Stables, Knowle Manor, Burrowhays Farm, and Porlock Vale. Alternatively, you may like to investigate Pine Lodge Riding Holidays on Exmoor, or 'Holidays for Horses'.

Riding can give great pleasure at any time of the year. Here some riders partake of a 'stirrup cup' on a Christmas morning before going on a ride.

Christmas cheer outside the Bridge House Hotel
Exmoor Riding Holidays

Exmoor Riding Holidays

Riding in Somerset

There are over 6100 km of public rights of way in Somerset. They are comprised of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and a few byways open to all traffic. Several of these paths are promoted as part of popular regional or national trails, such as the Coleridge Way, River Parrett Trail, South West Coast Path and West Somerset Coast Path.

Click on the Somerset logo for more information.


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