The Lincolnshire Wolds are a perfect location for horse riding, we’ve worked on several routes of varied distance for you to try. Be sure to download your leaflet or GPX file before you set off and let us know how you get on!
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The Tennyson Trek
At just over six miles this makes an ideal pleasure ride, half bridleway and half quiet roads and all set in the beautiful surroundings known as Tennyson country, named after the famous poet laureate. This route incorporates a small part of the epic Lindsey Trail, a nearly seventy-mile loop through the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Parking for horse boxes is available on a designated verge near St Leonard’s church in the lovely little village of South Ormsby. South Ormsby also boasts a wonderful little tea and coffee shop in the Old School where refreshments can be ordered online through the South Ormsby Estate website.
Horses can also quench their thirst in the water station marked on the map.
The Wolds Hack
Just short of twenty miles, this route of bridleways and quiet country roads makes for a pretty long hack. Parking is available at our designated horse box verge marked on the map located near St Leonard’s church, on the South Ormsby Estate. Riding the circuit clockwise allows you to cut your route short if needs be, making an enjoyable eight-mile hack taking in tree-lined bridleways and beautiful vistas around Driby and Brinkhill.
Should you choose to make a day of it, the full loop takes you through some of Lincolnshire’s most spectacular countryside, including Tennyson country around Somersby and Tetford, maybe lunch at the Blue Bell, Belchford would be a welcome addition to your day.
On the heel of the Lindsey Trail
South Ormsby is located on The Lindsey Trail, a nearly seventy- mile loop through the Lincolnshire wolds and was developed for multiple uses such as carriage riding. Our small section of the trail takes in some spectacular views from high up in the wolds along the Bluestone Heath road, which can be fairly busy so caution is required.
The route then snakes through the picturesque villages of Tetford and Little London arriving at the peaceful bridleway to Hardens Gap, hear the sound of skylarks while you enjoy the valley like surroundings. The tree-lined road from Hardens Gap is a quiet one and will lead you back to the designated horse box verge located near St Leonard’s church.