Exmoor and horse riding were made for each other. With a choice of peaceful forest tracks offering excellent going, wide open spaces for exhilarating gallops, meandering trails alongside sparkling rivers and streams, wooded valleys for strengthening hill work and rolling pastureland for relaxing hacking,the area is, quite simply, a riders paradise.
Riding on Exmoor is superb and easy to organise for beginners or experts, with centres offering everything from a few hours in the saddle to a fully inclusive riding holiday. Alternatively, you could bring your own horse and stay in one of the many places that provide stabling and let your knowledgable hosts advice on the best routes in their area. A new publication, produced by Exmoor National Park Authority, the Quantock Hills AONB and the British Horse Society, gives details of eleven circular routes across Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.