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General Information

Open every day from dawn until dusk. 
No need to pre-book, just turn up and follow the instructions on the notice board.
On arrival please read the notice board located in the horse box parking area with full instructions. If visiting during the week, please call at the Estate Office (building with a short tower in the middle of the paddock).

Payment is required on arrival before you ride and you must collect a voucher from the map box, fill in your detail and post the top portion of the voucher with you fees in the fee box.  Riders must be able to produce their voucher to our stewards when stopped.

The short 6.5 mile loop will take about 1.5 hours to complete.  Please note dogs and walkers are not allowed on the course. However, a walker/cyclist may accompany a loan rider with permission.

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 stewards are patrolling the course and CCTV is in operation.

Course Fees

You can ride the course by joining on an annual membership or paying on a daily basis. Annual membership provides unlimited access from dawn to dusk.  A memberships card is issued which riders are required to carry at all times when riding the course. For day riders there is no time limit and you can stay and use the course all day for just £25.00.

Annual membership
  • £140 per year/per rider (discounts for friends or family members joining at the same time)

Annual membership application form can be downloaded below, please return to the estate office

Day Membership
  • £25 per day/per rider (discounts for groups of 10 or more).

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 ask for details.

Daily Procedure

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

Rideways Application Form

Simply print off this application form, complete and send back to Escrick Park Estate with your cheque for the required amount and a passport sized photo of yourself.  Alternatively, it is possible to join a horse as a member if more than one person is to ride. Discount is given for more than one member joining at the same time and further discounts will be arranged for groups of 6 or more joining together.

Please contact the Estate office for further details if required.

Terms & Conditions of Membership and Rideways Use

  • Rideways tracks are signed by green markers (Cross country course) or blue arrows (extended hacking). Please follow these tracks carefully and respect the Country Code. No deviations from these routes are permitted.
  • Please carry your membership card at all times whenriding on the Rideways. Any person found riding the course without membership of Escrick Park Rideways will be asked to leave immediately and may be prosecuted. Please do not abuse these facilities.
  • Shooting Game. Shooting takes place around the Estate from mid September to the end of January. To avoid upset when you hear shooting or see the shooting party, please either change course or wait until the shooting party moves on and it is safe to continue. Regretfully it is impossible to advise members of the exact location of the shooting although dates can be issued on request.
  • Riders are please asked to report any accidents, damage to any jumps or other property on the Estate, to enable us to keep up our standards of health & safety and careful maintenance.
  • A first Aid kit is located at the Estate Office (building with a tower)
  • Although we have attempted to make the course as safe as possible, Escrick Park Estate cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury to riders, horses or their property. We recommend that riders inspect jumps at all times.
  • Approved Hard Hats and body protectors must be worn when riding and riders are advised to ride in pairs.
  • Mobile phones must be carried for contact with the Estate Office or emergencies services if required.
  • The course is open every day. We do however reserve the right to close any parts of the course due to poor conditions.
  • Cyclist are not allowed on the course, however, to accompany a loan rider, special permission may be granted by Escrick Park Estate.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the course, but may walk with owners to the folly and back under close control. (1 mile walk).
  • Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Escrick Park staff and Rideways Stewards have the right to ask all riders for identification at any time.
  • All riders using the obstacles must be of a competent riding ability and all horses must be healthy and of sound condition and able to deal with the demands of the course.
  • Escrick Park Estate will hire out the course to various clubs and groups, including carriage driving events and game shooting. A full list of event dates may be obtained from The Estate Office or view the website Events tab.
  • Horse boxes and vehicle are parked at owners own risk.
  • Anyone found to not be following these terms and conditions or that have not paid their fee will be asked to leave the course immediately.
Get in touch with us on:
+44 (0)1904 728252
Or email:
enquiries@escrick.com
Testimonials
Escrick Rideways straight from the horses mouth.
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 
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.
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.

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

CW
Love this place.. easy to find.. great parking.. fantastic jumps and beautiful views.. well worth a drive over
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."
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."

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!

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!
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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