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Rideways Information

Open every day from dawn until dusk. 

Book below or turn up and follow the instructions on the notice board.

The short 6.5 mile loop will take about 1.5 hours to complete.

You are following a Green Arrow for the cross country loop, numbered 'location point' boards will be found on the course, which you can refer to on the map for navigation help.

Please note if planning to "Pay on Arrival" a rideways place can't be guaranteed. If planning to "Pay on Arrival" please follow the instructions below.

Rideways Opening & Fees

Day Tickets

Day ride tickets with unlimited access and use of the course from 7am to dusk.

£25 per rider



Rideways Membership

Annual membership provides unlimited access from dawn to dusk.

£140 per year / per person or horse


Please note:

  • Dogs and walkers are not allowed on the course.
  • A cyclist may accompany a lone rider with permission, for a £25 fee.
  • Also note that stewards are patrolling the course and CCTV is in operation.

Pay on Arrival

On arrival please read the notice board located in the horse box parking area which has full instructions.

You will need to take a day form and map from the map box, complete the form, tear off the voucher.  Post the top completed form with your fee in the fee box and carry the voucher with you on your ride.

Payment is required before you ride and riders must be able to produce their voucher to our stewards when stopped.

Riders who do not follow this procedure will be liable for a £50 penalty fee and ordered to leave the course.

Group Rides & Pony Clubs

Group Rides and pony clubs welcome and discounts can be arranged.

The Course is ideal for Pony Clubs to use for coaching days, endurance riding, sponsored and charity rides. The Paddock area is suitable for a Gymkhana arena. Please contact 01904 728252 or email enquiries@escrick.com.

Where we are

 
Course Information:
We are pleased to announce that the jumps are now open. Please use the usual precautions and check all before attempting. You do not need to pre-book, please just turn up and follow the instructions on the notice board in the car park.
Obstacle Information:
All jumps are now open for use. Please check all before attempting and ride safe. The water jump is full.
Other Information:
Open from dawn until dusk 7 days a week. Do note our contact numbers on the notice board and read full instruction for your visit. Riding vouchers and maps available in the map box. Riders who have not paid will be asked to leave the course immediately and are liable for a £50 fine! CCTV in operation.
Be part of the Escrick Rideways Community:
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Get in touch with us on:
+44 (0)1904 728252
Or email:
enquiries@escrick.com
Testimonials
Escrick Rideways straight from the horses mouth.
Katy D

Thanks Escrick Park for another beautiful ride today. Myself and my friend Dawn came over in this glorious sunshine to ride in your parkland. I am writing really to say what a wonderful job you are doing, the tracks were amazing the ground was fab and the jumps were in very good state. Thank you to all that work tirelessly to keep this in this condition for us.

Sue Rodgers - Cawood
I really enjoy the Rideway and the freedom from the awful traffic on the roads. Its so nice and peaceful and better I think for my horse than the hard tarmac. He always seems to enjoy himself at Escrick Park and so do I!
A Haigh

I have been a member of Escrick Park Rideways for 10years. It is mine and my horses favourite place. It is perfect for bringing my youngster on and getting her used to new things.  My older horse really enjoys it and relaxes straight away. The park is beautiful, you get really close to nature. The tracks and jumps are well maintained and offer a lot of variety.  Thank you for running such a lovely venue, I would be lost without it.  

Margaret and Michael Gibson - Sherburn in Elmet
"As members since Rideways originally began 21 years ago, we still ride the course on a regular basis. The riding is excellent and the course is frequently being upgraded and new areas added. It is so wonderful to have this facility with jumps for practicing and training and miles of good, quiet hacks which can be ridden for ½ an hour or up to 2 hours or more, dependant upon whichever route you wish to follow."
Dr Helen Vos
"I have been a member for over 10 years & in that time have hacked a variety of horses, many youngsters, on our own or with others. It's fantastic to be off the roads where other road users can be so lacking in understanding of the need to slow down & generally be considerate to horses. I feel as safe as you can be out hacking so have made the most of the Rideways to get my young horses out & about without having to worry about unpredictable traffic. There are various cross country jumps, mostly 2'-3', for those that wish to jump; again very useful for starting off young horses over small obstacles."
J Jessop

"I just want to say thank you for a most enjoyable day riding the tracks. I struck on the idea of using the rideways as a way of entertaining my grand daughter during the school half term and it worked a treat. As no-one else was out on the tracks while we rode our horses, the wildlife was much in evidence and we passed within a few yards of a stag at one point in the woods. He looked at us and carried on browsing - Fantastic to be so close to a wild creature without it running away! We saw more deer and other wildlife and enjoyed the tranquility and scenery, particularly the autumn leaf colours and the sunbeams filtering down through the trees as we carried on the ride"

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.
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 
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."
CW
Love this place.. easy to find.. great parking.. fantastic jumps and beautiful views.. well worth a drive over
Country Land & Business Association Winners of The Bledisloe Gold Medal
RICS Award for Building Conservation David Bellamy Gold Honey Bee Friendly Holiday Park David Bellamy Hedgerow Conservation David Bellamy Wildflower Conservation
National Training Award Members of the BH&HPA Visit Britain 5 star Award for exceptional park National Landlords Association
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