Access and Recreation
Plantation Horse Riding
The Department allows hacking in many of its plantations. The plantations can offer idyllic rides in a relatively safe environment. Care must be taken however in the vicinity of organised motor events or timber harvesting operations. Horses should walk or trot only as a courtesy to other visitors to the plantations and for safety reasons. A copy of the 'Horse Riding Code' can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
The plantations available for horse riding are listed below. Wherever possible, the Department will allow open access for horse riding at no charge. This is presently possible in in the areas which are marked with an asterisk, in which horse stiles are installed at the main entrances. A padlock key is required to access the other plantations listed and these can be obtained from the Forestry, Amenity and Lands Division for a one-off fee. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Whilst the plantations contain tracks and rides which should be in good condition for horse riding, some tracks may be unsuitable and discretion is required:
- Corlea (adjacent to South Barrule) *
- Stoney Mountain (limited to main track)
- South Barrule (excluding the nature trail) *
- Slieu Whallian
- Eairy Beg
- Archallagan *
- Conrhenny *
- Ohio *
- Ballaugh *
- Bridleway - Cronk Breck, Crosby to Brandywell *
Riding can also be enjoyed on the many 'greenway' roads which traverse the Department's estate.
For enquiries and further information contact:
|The Forestry Division|
The Forestry Division