A network of interconnecting concessionary horse riding tracks are waymarked (with a yellow flash) across Bradgate Park and link with the main entrances at Newtown Linford, Hallgates and Hunts Hill. The tracks are coloured on the Plan.
A special gate arrangement exists at the first two entrances so that horses can enter and exit more easily and without the deer escaping. Access at Hunts Hill is via the kiss gate.
Horse riding, solely along the defined tracks, is permitted on any day (from 8am until one hour before dusk) except on Bank Holidays (at any time) and after 12.00noon on Saturday and Sunday afternoons/evenings.
These horse riding routes are not public bridleways and the concessionary horse riding facility may be withdrawn or amended if the routes become very wet, ground conditions are unsuitable, the facility abused and/or when necessary for management reasons.
There is also a concessionary horse riding track (principally on Trust land but also by courtesy of a neighbouring land owner) immediately outside the Park boundary wall, which links the Hallgates and Hunts Hill entrances to the Park. The route coincides with that of a public footpath.
Horses must not be ridden outside the designated tracks and must not be galloped. Use of the tracks is at the rider’s own risk. Pedestrians have precedence at all times.
Donations (to be sent to the Estate Office) are requested from those using the concessionary horse riding tracks.
Horse riding can also be enjoyed along the network of waymarked bridleways and concessionary horse riding tracks through Swithland Wood.
The bridleways are coloured on the Plan. Horses must not be galloped. Pedestrians have precedence.