The freedom of the moors awaits you at Draughton...

You can follow the route taken by Roman soldiers with a quiet canter along the Roman road, enjoying the cries of the curlew and lapwing or watching the antics of the hares (in the Spring).

Alternatively, why not take the shorter 'bench' ride or the longer hour and a half hack in the 'gallop' field where both horse and rider can enjoy the exhilaration of an open stretch of land and confident riders can give the horse its head.

If you would like to spend longer in the saddle, the route around Bolton Abbey is not to be missed and the ride takes five hours. This will allow the more experienced rider to enjoy a mixture of woods, fields and open moorland with plenty of opportunity to canter and gallop.

These rides can be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons and with the majority of the routes being linked by quiet roads; riders of all abilities are able to enjoy the peace and quiet of what is a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales countryside.