Horse riding

Riding stables on our approach lane

East Moors Forest Rides is an excellent riding stables very near our park. It’s  just a few minutes’ walk along our approach lane.

There’s direct access to forest bridleways from the riding stables. So you can reach the nearby forest, West Moors Plantation, without having to navigate any roads at all!

About the rides

East Moors Forest Rides offer 1 hour hacks in the forest which are ideal for mixed ability, beginner and novice riders. Experienced riders only can go on a 1 hour canter. The staff offer help and instruction while out with you. A one-hour session costs £40 and a 1.5 hour session costs £60.

Advanced riders can take a 2.5 hour hack to Moors Valley, one of our local country parks, but this is strictly for very experienced riders whose riding would need to be assessed first. The cost is £80.

Please note that the maximum weight of a person for horse riding is 15 stone. You will need to wear long trousers and sensible shoes (no loafers or sandals). Good quality safety hats are provided and East Moors Forest Rides are fully insured. 

How to book a riding session

To book a ride at East Moors Forest Rides while you’re staying with us, call 07904 902188. For information, visit

Please give at least 2 weeks’ notice as they get booked up in advance. You’ll need to know your height and weight so they can make sure they have a suitable horse.

Payments are by card only and there are no refunds if a session is cancelled within 48 hours.

Book a riding break at Back of Beyond

How would you like a horse riding weekend or short break ? Stay at Back of Beyond in our glamping accommodation or bring your own caravan, motorhome, tent or campervan. 

We’ll organise 2 forest hacks for you over 2 days. Each hack will be one hour long.

How to book a riding break

Call us on 01202 876968 so that we can coordinate your dates with riding availability.

Please allow plenty of time in advance as our park is very booked up this year and the riding stables are busy.

When you call us, please give us your height and weight.

Want to bring your own horse?

If you’d like to bring your own horse to stay at the stables while you stay at our park, they might be able to accommodate you. Please contact the stables directly to check availability on 07904 902188 or visit