In Hampshire we have many horse trails where you and your horse are welcome. Whether you’re looking for a longer trek or just to stretch your horse’s legs, we have a trail that will suit your needs.
Permissive horse trails
Permissive paths are routes which landowners voluntarily supply access to and choose who can use them. Some open access areas are also made available in the same way.
South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a National Trail passing through the site marked by small plastic roundels. It is a 161km/100 mile route travelling from Winchester to Beachy Head. The route is recommended to take between 4 to 5 days, averaging between 20 to 25 miles a day.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
A circular trail within Queen Elizabeth Forest is marked by red topped posts with white horseshoes – 9.7km (6 miles).
This trails weaves through the woodland to the east of the A3, and across the downland to the west.
There is one permissive horse trail, which is clearly way marked on the ground. In addition, there are two bridleways (also used by cyclists and walkers) that pass through the site.
Superb sea views from clifftops overlooking the Solent, coastal farmland and woodland, providing one of the most gorgeous and peaceful horse-riding routes in Hampshire.