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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 memberhips 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 £20.00.

Annual membership
  • £125 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
  • £20 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 black 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.
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.

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.

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.  

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."
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 
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!

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"

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."
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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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