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Horse riding

Horse riding is a great way to enjoy the Sandstone Ridge countryside, and there are numerous bridleways and local horse riding routes to explore.

Delamere Loop — the Delamere Loop runs for some 35 km / 22 miles from partway along the Whitegate Way round in a circle, taking in Delamere Forest, Primrosehill Wood, and Little Budworth Country Park. The route is largely on flat ground with gentle hills in its western area, following bridleways, minor roads and permissive access. You should expect to share these routes with walkers and cyclists and in the case of roads and some permissive tracks, with motor traffic. Agricultural vehicles also use some of the off-road sections.
Oakmere Way — a dedicated bridleway linking the Whitegate Way with Delamere Forest. It was completed in Spring 2014 and is just over 3km (2 miles) long.

Bishop Bennet Way — a 55 km / 34 miles route for horse riders following bridleways, byways and minor roads through the countryside of south west Cheshire. It runs from below Beeston Castle, west towards the Welsh border, passing by Tattenhall and Aldford before turning south and east past Farndon towards Malpas and Whitchurch.

Delamere Forest — a considerable number of dry tracks and the new hilly part the Old Pale, offer you hours of riding without seeing the same place twice.

For further information on where to ride please see www.discovercheshire.com and www.midcheshirebridleways.co.uk or visit Mid Cheshire Bridleways Facebook page.