Worcestershire Bridleways & Riders Association

Improving the quality of riding in the County


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Where to Ride

Look on the definitive map at  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/countryside or ask your town / parish clerk. More easily used are the OS Landranger/Explorer map series.  These give routes paths of byways & bridleways.





These take place at various times of the year, some at weekends and some on week nights in the summer months.  These escorted rides are an excellent way of discovering a new area and route without the hassle of maps and getting lost. Keep a look out for dates in the newsletter s and on the website.





Approved rides over private farmland, these are unique rides with parking provided. They range in mileage from 3 miles to 12 miles.  All these rides are looked after by an appointed local agent who is on hand to offer directions and advise. TROT is a membership scheme and can be joined for a annual fee. For more information look on www.tollrides-org.uk





Organised by riding clubs and groups, these are mainly run in the Spring & Autumn, they are normally between 12 & 15 miles long on a set route.  You can turn up between specified times and ride at your leisure. There is normally a fee to pay which goes to the club/group holding the event.  Most rides award rosettes for completing the ride.  Look out for these rides in newspapers, feed/tack shops, internet sites Etc.





UK Chasers have their routes all over the UK.  Mainly at established XC courses with a roads & tracks section They are very popular and well designed.  There is an annual fee to join UK Chasers. For more information look on www.ukchasers.com





1    Arrow Valley Country Park - 01527 64252 ext 3022  (Redditch Borough Council)

2    Bredon Hill crossed bridlepaths NO "right to roam" for horses though, stay on marked routes.

3    Clent Hills - 01562 710825 owned by the National Trust. Keep to waymarked routes.

4    Leap Gate Old Railway Line nr Hartlebury Common - 01905 766493 Worcestershire County Council (links to Hartlebury TROT route)

5    Kingsford County Park - 01562 710025  Worcestershire County Council (forestry commission) Keep to tracks.

6    Lickey Hills Country Park - 0121 447 7106 Birmingham City Council.  Keep to tracks, very busy with walkers and public.

7    Malvern Hills, The Old Hills, Callow End & Castlemorton Common - 01684 892002  Malvern Hills Conservation.  Miles of tracks.

8    Devils Spitful Nr Kidderminster Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

9    Rifle Range Nr Stourport - 01562 732972  Wyre Forest District Council





Wyre Forest near Bewdley, parking fee also required.