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Horse Riding

What better way to explore Oldham's glorious countryside than on horseback.

The Pennine Bridleway offers 350 miles of purpose built horse riding across breathtaking landscapes, along a mix of packhorse tracks, drove roads and newly created bridleways.  You’ll find easy to use gates, special road crossing points and well signposted routes.

Friezland Arena is the envy of many. A full-size riding arena with mixed sand and fibresurface, which is free to use and has plenty of space for parking trailers and horse boxes. The Arena near Greenfield is managed by Oldham Countryside Service in partnership with Friezland User Group (FUG).

The Croft End Equestrian Centre near Daisy Nook Country Park welcomes anyone over 4 years old and has a variety of horses to suit all ages and riding abilities.  The centre has regular activities for children and with parties and summer activities, all provided by fully qualified and experienced instructors.

Saddleworth Cycle and Horse Riding Trail - Explore the Saddleworth villages of Dobcross and Diggle on horseback along this challenging 7mile trail, following parts of the 'Delph Donkey' and scenes of the industrial yesteryears and views over the wild windswept moors at Castleshaw drift by, horse riders are guaranteed a trail to remember. Visit the Manchester's Countryside website for more information about this trail (external site). 

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