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Escrick Park Rideways Course Information 

THE RIDEWAYS WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY 29TH OF MARCH

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.  We suggest that the you become familiar with the Cross Country Course before attempting the extended hacking.

General Facilities:

  • WC
  • Watering facility
  • Ample horsebox parking
  • Mounting Block
  • Notice Board

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 (please be aware of those around you!)

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.  However, we do allow ONE cyclist to accompany a loan rider (with prior permission) for a £5 fee.

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

I brought my daughter and her friend here today, 14 year olds, and two ponies. We had a fantastic time and have recommended it to all the owners at our yard.  I also want to say how friendly the ladies were in the estate office… your team really were very welcoming!

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 
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!
NS
I can not recommend this venue enough. Great parking and a very warm welcome. Me, my friends and our horses throughly enjoyed having a blast through the estate. It's a magical place to visit and would highly recommend it. We left with massive smiles and we definitely be returning again soon!
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."
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! :)
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"

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."

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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