Self-guided rides  

Ready to go on a ride
Purchase our self-guided route maps for just £1.10 each – or £4.50 for 5 routes, sent direct to your inbox! Scroll down for a map of the routes. 
Inviting stretch of bridleway
A ride with friends in the sun
Can't make the funride or guided rides? Then try our self-guided rides! We've selected the most enjoyable routes we know to share, and we include places to park and for refreshments. Each leaflet includes a map and detailed directions. 
While our routes have been carefully checked and are on public rights-of-way, Ride Yorkshire is not responsible for any changes since we last checked them or for adverse weather conditions. By selecting and following these routes, you agree that it is your decision to use them and that you ride them at your own risk and accept responsibility for yourself and your horse. We strongly recommend that you take an Ordnance Survey map as a back-up (all our routes advise on the correct one), wear a helmet to current safety standards and hi-viz clothing, and hold appropriate insurance for you and your horse.  

Sponsorship opportunities 

Some of these maps are sponsored by local equestrian businesses. If you’d like to give your business long-term exposure by sponsoring a route, please get in touch here!  
We also welcome sponsorship for our charity rides, where rosettes can be printed with your company name and logo and we give you prominence in all our publicity material.  
Past and current sponsors include Burnby Equestrian, Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum, Farmway, Houghton Equestrian, Howells Veterinary Services, Merlin Equestrian, Malton Marquees, McClarrons Insurance, PBH Rail, Parnaby's of Malton, and Stephensons Estate Agents.  
Sponsorship costs from just £50 for each map or £200 for each funride. 
Simply decide which map (or maps) you'd like, then transfer your payment and drop us an email or Facebook message - we'll send the maps to you as pdfs within a few hours. You can pay via PayPal or transfer the payment to: bank account 38933063, sort code 56-00-70. 

Self-guided rides  

Farm track in the Yorkshire Wolds
Best view in the world!
Enjoying the view at Bilsdale
Riding past Bolton Castle

Guided rides & funrides 

If you’re not sure about route-finding or you’d like to meet new riding buddies, come and join one of our guided rides, with just 5 or 6 people per group. The ride fee is £30, which covers guiding and light refreshments (where possible). 
We can also do one-off events for a group of friends - we’ve done them for hen-parties, birthdays, and livery yards. Ask us for details! 
See the Events Diary on our homepage for dates and details of our guided rides. 
We run 2 or 3 charity funrides each year. For these you follow a course with waymarks, maps and directions , and we include refreshments. The routes include sections on private land with access negotiated just for the day. Entry fee in 2019 is £26. 
Ride grading 
We have a grading system for guided rides so you can choose the best ones for you and your horse.  
Grade 1: 'Walk & Trot' (up to 7 miles, easy terrain) 
Grade 2: Gentle (8-11 miles, easy terrain, often includes hills) 
Grade 3: Standard (10-15 miles, mixed terrain, may include steeper sections) 
Grade 4: Challenging (12 or more miles, hilly with some demanding terrain) 
Remember that the grades are relative: an area that seems flat to a horse used to the North York Moors might seem hilly to a horse living in Holderness!  
“Well thank you we did the ride at Hornsea today. What a fabulous loop! So pretty all the wild flowers were out and it was lovely to ride through some ancient meadow on the estate. Very scenic. Thanks for posting these loops on your site.” 
“Thank you for designing the Cowlam Dale ride as a day ride. We did it today. Apart from getting slightly lost in the deep dale we had an amazing time. Some of the best hacking!” 
“Thank you for the Castle Howard ride. We did it today. Amazing scenery and miles of off-road hacking with spectacular views.” 
“Just to say a big thanks for organising Sunday's ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciate the hard work which must have gone into the smooth running of a lovely ride.” 
“What a fab event. Well signposted organised. Lovely lunch. Privilege to ride this ground.” 
“Thank you for a lovely day out. The horses enjoyed themselves and we enjoyed meeting new like-minded people. Looking forward to the next one!" 
“Thank you for another lovely ride today, well done Janet and her team for an easy to follow and fun route and well-organised day, and thank you to the lady that provided the amazing food it was really appreciated. See you again soon.” 
“Ride Yorkshire, Heart of the Wolds, Huggate. Thank you once again for a well organised, friendly and fabulous ride. Beautiful countryside and returning to a brill lunch. Thank you to the organisers. See you again soon. xxx” 
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