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Horse trail
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Trail details

Length of trail:

8 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

The network of horse trails within the wood provides extensive access for horse riders with permits. Most of the trail is on wide forest tracks and about half of it is surfaced.

Annual Riding Permits are available from the local office in person or over the phone on 0300 067 4160 (open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings).

We also do a day permit if you wish to ride for a day, 'test' the trails before commiting to a year long pass or have a friend visiting. These can be bought from the forest office in person or over the phone on 0300 067 4160 (open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings).

De-boxing is available in our exit car park for day permit holders. This car park should be accessed directly off the main road, rather than using the one-way Forest Drive. Continue along the main road, past the Main Entrance for 2 miles. The entrance is on the right, then turn right into the exit car park. Another de-boxing area is located off Hale Lane for use by annual permit holders.

What do other visitors say?

Hi. We have 2 adults and 3 kids (10, 10, 3). What would horse riding cost on Saturday 3 June?

Melsie , 24/May/2018

Thank you for your enquiry. Our annual Horse riding passes cost: Adults 55 per adult, under 18’s 45 each. There is a refundable Hatband deposit of 10 per band, and a refundable Key Deposit of 30 if you want to use our de-boxing area. We also have day passes available at a cost of 8 each. For more information please give the office a call on 0300 067 4160.

Forestry Commission Response

Ok thank you so you cant bike together on the same track all the way around?

Missy, 16/Apr/2018

No, there are sections where only Horses are permitted.

Forestry Commission Response

Please can you help can horse riders & push bikers go on the same trail.

Many Thanks

Missy, 15/Apr/2018

There is a horse trail and a cycle trail. Some of the route is on the same path. For a map, please download from our website or you can collect one from the information point in the woods. Both trails are waymarked with wooden posts with markers on.

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What's Here?

  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint


OS Grid ref: SP 887 105

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Wendover Woods Office

0300 067 4160 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings) 07796 313507 all other times
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