With over 465 miles of bridleways in Hampshire there are many picturesque trails for horse riding which pass through rolling hills, heaths, downland, forests and meadows. There are rides suitable for all abilities but we do advise you to plan your trip carefully.
Hampshire is home to two of the best equestrian shows in the UK, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show and The Romsey Show.
Hampshire's country parks have a number of marked trials which include:
The extensive network at Manor Farm Country Park in Bursledon, which take you along the picturesque riverside of the Hamble and through the woodland areas. Contact reception for a permit on 01489 787 055.
Titchfield Haven in Fareham is a coastal park rich in wildlife which has a number of riding routes travelling through open farmland and woodland. Please contact the office for a permit on 01329 662145.
Alice Holt Forest provides an opportunity to canter through tranquil oak woodland. This is also by permit only, please ring 01420 23666.
The British Horse Society's publication Hampshire on Horseback recommends 19 riding trails around Hampshire ranging from 8 to 37 miles. This includes the 13 mile Meon Valley Trail which follows the old Meon Valley railway, offering views across the rolling hills and quaint villages from West Meon to Wickham.
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Longdown Activity Farm is a fantastic day out for everyone. A daily schedule of hands-on activities includes kid goat and calf bottle-feeding, duck feeding, and small animal handling when you can cuddle a baby rabbit, chick or maybe even a piglet! Plus, there are lots more animals to see.
Selborne Road, Alton
Welcome to Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.
Finkley Down Farm is the place to go! There is always so much to see and do. You can join in with the activities scheduled throughout the day; cuddle a rabbit, or groom a pony; you'll scarcely have time to play on the adventure playground.
A representational Hampshire village set in the year 1642. Timber and thatched buildings, occupants dressed and speak in 17thC style.