Horse Riding in the South of Scotland

South Of Scotland Countryside Trails

Other Routes & Trails

Forest Parks

Galloway Forest Park is the largest forest park in Britain covering some 300 square miles of forest, ancient woodland, lochs and lots of horse riding routes. Explore 400 miles of forest roads and discover the secrets of wild Galloway among some of South West Scotland’s most dramatic scenery. There is open access for horse-riders on all forest roads in Galloway Forest Park. The roads are not way marked so you need to plan your own route. Galloway Forest Park is ideal for a couple of hours ride, a day ride or even a weekend.

For details on horse riding in Ae Forest please click here

Forestry Commission land offers great opportunities for riding away from road traffic. Horse and rider are permitted in many forests and woodlands, and you are welcome in these woods to enjoy bridleways, forest roads and riding trails. For details on tracks and parking facilities visit


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Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Tyne-Esk and South Lanarkshire Leader+ 2000-2006 programmes

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