Horsing Around

Lincolnshire is simply perfect country for horse riders of all abilities.

It may be the sport of kings, but horses and horse riding have always been at the heart of Lincolnshire's traditional countryside heritage.

Our open rural expanses and network of quiet lanes offer easy and safe horse riding trails. Bridleways have few gates and there's very little traffic on the leafy country lanes, many of which are old drove roads with wide grass verges.

For Lincolnshire's version of Big Country riding, it's hard to beat horse trekking through the Lincolnshire Wolds with its rolling hills, wonderful countryside, ancient tracks and country lanes.  The Lindsey Trail is a 69 mile trail across the Lincolnshire Wolds suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers. The trail, one of the first routes in the country suitable for carriage drivers, extends from Willingham Woods in the north to Horncastle in the south.

Caistor Equestrian Centre, nestling in rolling countryside on the edge of this historic market town, offers purpose built facilities and expert tuition for riders of all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced competitor.

Experience every horse rider's dream of galloping on the beach at Orchard Farm Riding Holidays near Skegness - where you can even bring your own horse on holiday! Or canter across Cleethorpes beach with treks from Seaview Equestrian Centre.

For a horse-themed day out, try Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, a visitor attraction and animal sanctuary providing a permanent home for horses and ponies that have nowhere else to go. As well as meeting the horses, there's also a chance to go on a day ride and special annual medieval pageants, with horses and riders dressed for the occasion!


Horse Racing

And Lincolnshire can also claim one of the England's most picturesque horse riding racetracks.

Set in its rural surroundings on the edge of the Wolds, Market Rasen Racecourse offers a friendly family atmosphere, quality racing and amazing views unmatched any where in the country.


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Riding Centres


Equine Businesses


Animal Attractions


Explore the Spa Trail

Download the Spa Trail leaflet

Download this leaflet and enjoy walking, cycling or riding along the Spa Trail, a four mile trail on a flat, surfaced path and bridleway.  Ideal for wheelchair users and families with young children and pushchairs.


Water Rail Way

Download a map of the Water Rail Way

This 33 mile route links Lincoln and Boston.  There are 20 miles of off-road surfaced path suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding.  Using disused railway lines, for a long stretch it runs parallel to the river Witham.  The other 13 miles are on quiet country lanes.

See the Water Rail Way Map - Bardney to Woodhall - Langrick to Boston - Lincoln to Bardney - Water Rail Way Artworks