North Lancashire is a beautiful part of the country. The coast, the valleys and the fells make for variable, interesting and often breathtaking riding country. The area includes the Lune Valley and two designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Silverdale & Arnside area and the Forest of Bowland.
Free Riding Route maps of permissive routes and rights of way in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are now available to download.
You can find out more about the area here: www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk
The members of NLBS have a wealth of knowledge of riding routes, not only in the immediate North Lancs. area, but also in the bordering areas of South Cumbria and the upper Yorkshire Dales. We have compiled a folder containing a collection of 8 routes which is available to buy at £2.50
Advice on where you can ride on beaches, mainly around Morecambe Bay.
Just north of our main area there are 5 “Eden Valley Loops” which were launched in summer 2010, following years of development by local volunteers and riding groups. The Loops are 135 km of routes designed for horse riders, off road cyclists and walkers based in Cumbria.
It is always advisable to check your proposed ride before tackling it with your horse by seeking information from someone who has recent local knowledge of the area e.g. local farmers.
Please take special care in the following locations:
The land is very boggy even in the summer. NLBS recommends that riders find an alternative route to the bridleways in this area.
It is not advisable, in the view of NLBS, to use the bridleways which actually cross the River Lune.