What route should you take?

When visiting Plymouth, you may be looking for horse riding routes and as there as so any, you may be finding it difficult to choose which one is best! I have listed 7 different horse riding routes that I feel are the best. I have listen them in order of my favourites, my favourite one being first.

  1. The King’s Forest Rides
    The King’s Forest Route is 2 circuits that connect around the villages of Moulton, Barrow and Gazeley. The 2 circuits are between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. This is a beautiful route.
  2. The Stanton Rides
    The Stanton Rides is a 30 miles around that consists of 3 circular trails. Located just off the A143, this route sits beautifully between Diss and Bury St Edmunds. Definitely a route to try out!
  3. Easton Farm Park
    Easton Farm Park is a gorgeous route that is situated near Wickham Market. Over a course of 15 miles, there are four different routes to take, all of which are waymarked to make it easier for you.
  4. The Newmarket Rides
    The Newmarket Rides offers a series of different circuits which are situated between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. This route, similar to the King’s Forest Rides, is surrounded by the beautiful villages of Barrow, Moulton and Gazeley.
  5. The Munnings Trail
    The Munnings Trail is a stunning 26-mile horse riding route that circles the Suffolk-Norfolk border. This route is by Harleston and take you straight through to the small village of Mendham.
  6. The Mildenhall Rides
    The Mildenhall Rides consists of three different trails that are around five to seven miles each. This lovely route takes you through Cavenham, Red Lodge and Mildenhall.
  7. The Icknield Way Trail
    This route is one of the biggest routes in Plymouth as it over 100 miles. With the bridleways passing through Suffolk and following through to places like Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, it is definitely a route for those wanted a little more out of their riding experience.

It’s a beautiful day, why not?

The weather recently has been perfect! No rain, just gorgeous sun. This weather is every sports people’s dream! Plymouth is perfect for adventures and with 100s of routes to choose from, anything you fancy doing, cycling, horse riding, motor biking, walking, running or even water sports, Plymouth has it all available at your fingertips!

Go walking

Why not walk along the breath taking coastline, over the luscious green countryside or take a stroll through the beautiful thick woodlands of Plymouth? Walking through these beautiful places allows you to really take in the fresh air and gives you all the time in the world to gaze your eyes upon the wonders of the world.

Go riding

Why not get on your bicycle or hop onto a motorbike and take to the roads? There is so much to explore in Plymouth so why not make it easier and get more in whilst keeping fit and healthy at the same time! There are so many cycling routes in and around Plymouth that you can choose from and there are many, many places to ride your motorbike too.

Hop on that horse and gallop off into the sunset

Imagine, galloping down the coastline, looking out to sea… what an amazing experience that would be right? Why not bring your horses down to Plymouth or go to an equestrian and ride one from there?

Walking and cycling through Plymouth is one thing but sharing the experience with others around you and trotting through quiet villages, leafy woodlands, fresh sea air routes or beautiful sunset countryside is just unreal. With most of Plymouth being a nature reserve and being horse friendly, there are many, many places to ride your house.

Events this year

Horse riding events in Plymouth

So, I am very excited to talk about the Pony Club event that is coming up! And as for people travelling from all of the UK, I presume some people may be looking for transport and places to stay! So I thought I would help you a little.

With transport, there are a few taxi companies that are very friendly and will be there to help, but you must book in with them due to the number of people that will be attending.

With hundreds of ponies and lots of people showing their babies off, it is a day that is full of beautiful ponies, excited owners and a room genuinely just full of cheer!

The Pony Club Regional Championships will take place on the 2nd September 2016 and I am positive that this year will definitely not be one to miss! With the ponies in the championships, they are complete beauties and I cannot wait to see who takes that first place!

The Pony Club Regional Championships will take place at the Bicton Arena near Budleigh Salterton in Devon! And as it is fast approaching, I thought I would give you some advice if you’re thinking of coming down!

Where is best to stay?

I have listed below three places that are in my opinion the best places to stay! But as they are not the biggest of hotels, you must book quickly or else all of their rooms will be fully booked!

  1. Pebbles Bed and Breakfast by the Beach
    This hotel is anyone’s cup of tea! It is situated on a beautiful beach overlooking the sea and with its beautiful bright, sailor type decor, it is a very tasteful place to stay.

  2. The Long Range
    The Long Range hotel is a beautiful hotel gives you stunning views of the Otter Valley and offers a wide range of activities for you as well (so it’s great for families).
  3. Rosehill Rooms and Cookery
    This hotel offers rooms that are tastefully decorated and sits in a beautiful area. All of their four bedrooms are airy and spacious and offer beautiful views from each window.

Horse Riding spots around Plymouth

Horse riding around Plymouth is one of the best things you could ever do! From country paths to marvellous oak woodlands, there is so much to explore! Whether you have your own horses or you wish to go to an equestrian and use their horses, you can be sure, it will be a time to remember.

Have your own horse?

There are so many different routes you can take around Plymouth and its surrounding areas. Depending on what you are looking for, there are 100s you can try. Nearly every shop in Plymouth will have leaflets on all of the different routes you can take.

When horse riding around Plymouth, it is best to visit an equestrian beforehand if you’re unsure of what routes to take! An equestrian will show you all of the best routes that they feel you are looking for but as the horse riding routes around Plymouth are well signposted, you may just feel like doing it yourself and finding your own favourite route.

What equestrian is best?

In my opinion, Wembury Bay Riding School is one of the best riding schools there is in Plymouth. Offering a huge range of gorgeous horses that are unbelievably well looked after, they offer a yard that sits in the middle of 50 acres of countryside and woodland.

Wembury Bay Riding School overlooks the stunning Atlantic Ocean in the South West with mouth dropping views of the famous Eddystone lighthouse, Rame head and also Mewstone! So the riding school alone is a beautiful experience.

As this riding school is open all year around, whenever you visit Plymouth, you can go horse riding and you can experience it in all weather! Offering routes including bridal paths, woodlands or a coastal path, you can really take in that fresh air while you gallop around with your horse.