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Rideways Course & Facility Information

Indepth information about this beautifully positioned Rideways course, suitable for both beginner and experienced rider.

Most of this hacking is completely traffic free and involves only two crossings over small unclassified country roads, but please take care when crossing and be aware of traffic.

The Rideways course has all facilities you require for a days riding. On arrival you will be welcomed by ample horse box parking and a notice board displaying all the information you need. There is also a mounting block, watering facility and toilets on site.

Please note we suggest that the you become familiar with the Cross Country Course before attempting the extended hacking.

Course Information

Cross Country Horse Riding Course
  • 6.5 Mile distance.
  • 40 obstacles.
  • Obstacles range from 40cm to 1m but are all optional.
  • Rubber & wood chip take offs and landings.
  • Well Marked route through park and woodland.
  • Areas of good grass tracks for a gallop
Extended Horse Riding course
  • Additional 20 miles of hacking
  • On private tracks crossing some bridle ways.
  • Well marked with a Blue Arrow.
Obstacle Information

Most  obstacles do not exceed 1m and are constructed to a good solid standard.  Obstacles may be avoided if so desired. However, they offer an enjoyable, unique equine experience for riders old and new or novice and experienced horses.

For those of you who prefer a less challenging jumping experience, we are now building new obstacles with a junior copy alongside of approx 350mm in height.

  • Bank
  • Logs
  • Solid uprights
  • Tyres
  • Hedges
  • Water
  • Roll Tops
  • Platform

Please see our gallery for some examples of obstacles available.

For Non-Riders

For those who maybe prefer their own two legs to four we suggest 'Temple Walk', a picturesque one-mile stroll where you may walk your dog (on a lead) while the horses tackle the rideways.

Please note, walkers are not allowed on the Rideways course due to Health & Safety reasons. 

We do allow ONE cyclist to accompany a lone rider (with prior permission) for a £25 fee.

Get in touch with us on:
+44 (0)1904 728252
Or email:
enquiries@escrick.com
Testimonials
Escrick Rideways straight from the horses mouth.
A Haigh

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy Rideways, I have been a member for five years and go regularly.  Thank you for running such an excellent venue.

CW
Love this place.. easy to find.. great parking.. fantastic jumps and beautiful views.. well worth a drive over
Helen F
I had a lovely 2 hour hack around the Estate this morning, Beautiful day and that wind certainly blew the cobwebs away as well as my silk!  Great place for my lad's rehab. Already looking forward to coming back full time! :)
FR
I am now retiring and leaving the area, but just wanted to say it has been a pleasure to be able to use the park for many years.  Many thanks.
KD

Lovely ride, beautiful ground and we had some super canters! We love it here, thanks so much! It's very well sign posted and we adore the route amongst the bluebells.  We visit as many times as we can!   Thank you to you and your team for keeping the park so well maintained, the ground was fabulous today.  KD

Past Rideways Member

Escrick Park was one of the places we rode the most and I have many, many fond memories of us on the rides and in the woods. Your facility is a treasure and allowed us to ride in a stress-free environment away from cars and enjoy the bluebells in spring and the deer roaming the clearings.

Thank you for providing such a lovely place for people to ride.

JLS
Visited Escrick for the first time today! Easily found by our sat nav just of the A19. Brilliant facilities had a lovely ride out without having to worry about the usual cars bikes dogs etc! Brilliant parking enough room for us to have a picnic next to the box . Very friendly informative staff who answered the phone the day before to answer my many questions and on the day! Maps provided of the routes and easy to follow marked trails. Plenty of different types of X country jumps for the more adventurous... We were happy tootling about well worth the £20!   Thank you! We will be back 
E Barbery - Rideways Member

"It’s a fabulous safe place for hacking out even with a novice horse and the variety of routes is great for improving fitness levels."

Gill Sanders - Queen Margaret's Riding School & Livery Yard
"As the owner of a riding school and livery yard on the Escrick Park Estate I am both delighted and relieved to have such wondeful hacking on my doorstep. My clients, and everyone that I meet while out riding, enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside without the continual worry of traffic and other hazards on the roads. The jumps are a bonus for those who want a little extra excitement and are well designed to be as safe as solid obstacles can be. They are excellent for introducing novice horses or riders to cross country type fences. I would recommend the Escrick Park Rideways to all ages and all kinds of rider - there is something for everyone."
V. Birkett

Thank you for the use of the facilities and the easy renewal of membership. We really enjoy Escrick and it has been so valuable to be able to hack off road.

 

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