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Pennington (Brown) Horse Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Trail details

Length of trail:

10 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Horse riders in the forest





This horse riding trail starts from the Grove Car park (approximately two miles along the Forest Drive from the Visitor Centre). Turn left out of the car park and ride down the forest drive past the stone bridge. Turn left immediately after the Grove House and follow the forest road that runs parallel with the Grove boundary fence and the Euden beck. Do not go over the ford or into the Grove house driveway. From here it is easy to follow brown way-marking discs or painted rocks found at some junctions. This route goes up into the more remote parts of the forest passing through plantation and moor land. There are views over to Neighbour Moor house, the ruin of a shepherds cottage and a good chance to see birds of prey.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Great day great facilities. Can't think how anyone can complain . For horses it is absolutely amazing - maps not totally correct but the trail are so good and so well maintained.

Carl Murphy, 11/Oct/2014

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What's Here?

  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Parking for horse boxes at the Grove Car Park (2 miles along the forest drive)
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: NZ066298
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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Hamsterley Forest

01388 488312
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