Horse riding holidays on the Pennine Bridleway

Horse Riding Holiday in Derbyshire

The Pennine Bridleway route

The 19 mile route between the farms on the Pennine Bridleway offers a variety of horse riding through the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire – from the gently rolling landscape of the White Peak to the more rugged hills of the Dark Peak. The route is well marked, largely off road and the gates are horse friendly. We recommend either the Aurem guide (Pennine Bridleway – Derbyshire to the South Pennines) or the Harvey's map to help you find your way. These can be purchased before your stay from the farms.

Riding around Arbor Low

Enjoy the southern area of the Peak District National Park at its best. Glorious rolling pastures, stone walled fields and steep sided wooded dales. Pass through Chee Dale, a site of special scientific interest and picturesque Derbyshire villages such as Wormhill, Blackwell and Wheston.

Riding around Rushop Hall

This section of the Pennine Bridleway crosses over the open moorlands of the "Dark" or "High" Peak. You will get amazing views over the Kinder plateau and in August you can enjoy the stunning purple heather in this part of Derbyshire. Drop down into Hayfield village before climbing Lantern Pike – with great views east over Little Hayfield and the valley below you.


Horseriding group enjoying the Pennine Bridleway with the Derbyshire hills in the distance.

© Mike Williams - Natural England photographer

Walkers at the junction of the Tissington and High Peak trails.


Horsey group halted at a ford.

© Mike Williams - Natural England photographer

The Pennine Bridleway stretching away into the Peak District hills.