The North Pennines offers a range of opportunities for horse riding, from leisurely guided pony rides for beginners, to technical upland hacks across historic packhorse trails for the more experienced.
Discover our networks of bridleways and quiet lanes rom the saddle. One of the best ways to enjoy horse riding in the North Pennines is through one of the area's six riding centres. These centres offer riding lessons and pony and horse trekking.
Our five 'do in a day' Packhorse Trail routes are ideal if you want to ride with confidence in the exhilarating landscapes of the North Pennines. The routes have been developed to help you to explore the area on horseback along some of our oldest networks, including improvements in surfacing, water crossings and gates, with horse riders in mind. The Packhorse Trails guidebook can be bought from the AONB Partnership office.