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Cotswolds Horse Riding Routes


A great place to trek with plenty of views

Sabrina Way

The long distance riding route the Sabrina way runs through the Cotswolds, from Gotherington, north of Cheltenham to  Great Barrington near Burford where it joins with another riding route, the Claude Duval, named after a notorious highwayman who used to frequent Hopcrofts Holt near Steeple Aston. The route links the Swan Way at Quainton (Buckinghamshire) with the Sabrina Way just across the Oxfordshire / Gloucestershire border.

The Cotswolds on Horseback

Published by the British Horse Society (BHS), it was the first publication in the “….on Horseback” series of trail guides to feature additional information on the BHS’s EMAGIN (Equine Mapping and Geological Information Network) website.  EMAGIN displays the latest additions to the National Bridleroute Network for the UK and Ireland, benefiting not only equestrians but also walkers and cyclists. The National Bridleroute Network includes the Sabrina Way, opened in 2002, which runs from the Claude Duval Bridleroute at Great Barrington in Gloucestershire through five counties to Derbyshire, and, together with the Claude Duval 2 extension, provides a link between the Ridgeway and the Pennine Bridleway.

The BHS’s publication is no longer in print but the routes covered in the book and many more are available to download from the BHS Ride Maps UK website. The routes enable riders to enjoy the rolling hills, rich history and stunning countryside of the Cotswolds using bridleways, restricted byways, and quiet lanes, and cross arable and livestock farmland, woods, commons and country estates.

Carriage driving routes maps are also available from the BHS including