Bracknell Forest is great for horse riding. It has 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. 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.
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.
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 provides free leaflets and advice.
Any incidents relating to horses (including dog attacks) can be reported online to The British Horse Society.
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.
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?