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Horse riding

Bracknell Forest caters well for horse riding with bridleways, byways and restricted byways to the north of the borough and tracks in Swinley Forest.

Please note that horse riding is not normally permitted on public footpaths or pavements and please be aware of other users of public rights of way.

Binfield Bridle Circuit

This 10-mile circuit in the parish of Binfield consists of byways, bridleways and quiet country roads which form two loops, each approximately 5 miles in length. The bridle circuit passes through attractive rural scenery leaving the more busy roads behind. In addition, there are several off-road sections suitable for cantering.

The horse riding trails are all signposted with a special Binfield Bridle Circuit signpost.

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Riding tracks

Horse riding tracks are available on land owned by The Crown Estate at The Look Out and Windsor Great Park/Windsor Forest.

You need a permit to ride in Swinley Forest (the forest surrounding The Look Out) and Windsor Great Park. Information about horse riding and permits is on the Great Windsor Park website.

Contact the Forestry Commission for permits to ride on their land in Crowthorne.

Staying safe

Car drivers and horse riders both have a right to use the road. By considering each other's needs and following some basic advice, drivers and riders can help avoid accidents involving horses on the road.

Research by The British Horse Society shows that wearing fluorescent and reflective clothing gives drivers three more seconds, (an extra 25 feet of braking distance). This could be the difference between you and your horse staying safe, or a nasty accident.

The British Horse Society - safety leaflets

Any incidents relating to horses (including dog attacks) can be reported online to The British Horse Society. 

The British Horse Society- reporting of equestrian incidents

Ride Safe Award

The essential award for all riders. Ride Safe gives you the confidence to ride in the environments you are most often faced with, keeping you and your horse safe.

The British Horse Society- Ride Safe

Help shape your local countryside

Are you interested in helping shape the future of your local countryside? If you are, why not become a member of the Bracknell Forest Local Countryside Access Forum?

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