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Two horseriders on a wooded trail

Horse Riding

Where can I ride in Wales?

Purpose-built soft trails

Two key forests offer purpose-built soft trails for horseriders: Dyfnant and Crychan
Ride the Rainbow Trails from Penyffordd in Dyfnant.

These forests have trail maps and facilities include ample space for turning with your horse box, as well as corrals and picnic tables giving you a place to relax after your ride.

Other places to ride:

You can also ride in many other forests that are part of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. See the instructions and then open the Map Viewer to find out where you can ride near you.


Sometimes parts of forests are closed because of events or forestry work. Please check the Outdoor Wales onLine Map for current and future closures under the CRoW 2000 Act. Wherever possible, Natural Resources Wales aims to minimise the disruption to forest visitors and to Public Rights of Way, and will only make a formal CRoW closure/diversion if there is a Health & Safety risk. On-site signage will also tell you whether rights of way are open or closed.

Safe Riding


Organising a Horse Riding Event? Find out more about getting permission at Woodlands and You