Horse riding on the Norfolk Coast
Horse riding is a good way to appreciate the beautiful Norfolk coast, beaches and intricate network of bridleways, byways and quiet country roads.
Where to ride?
Peddars Way National Trail
The Peddars Way National Trail allows horse riders.
The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, however, has footpath classification only and is not suitable for horse riders.
Holidaying with your horse
There are several businesses providing bed and breakfast or self-catering facilities for you, stables and paddocks for your horse or somewhere to park your horse box for a day. These are listed below. You can also see their locations on our Active Map by selecting the horse friendly accommodation category.
Mill Farm Mill Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RE
Tel: 01328 710226; Email: [email protected]
There is a biannual Sandringham Charity Horse Ride held in May and October which has raised thousands for charity. The ride covers 5, 8 or 10 miles.
Norfolk Coast horse riding lessons and equestrian services
If you run a riding stable or offer an equestrian service in or close to the Norfolk Coast, please email us with information.
Some of riding schools and centres around the Norfolk Coast are listed below. You can also see their locations on our Active Map by selecting the “horse riding” category.
Bridge Farm Riding Stables
Windmill Road, Gimingham, near Mundesley NR11 8HL
Tel: 01263 720028
Ringstead, near Hunstanton PE36 5LQ
Tel: 01485 525251
Facilities for horses: Stables and paddocks
Facilities for owners: Bunkhouse Barn self-catering, some room for tents
Riding opportunities: Peddars Way runs along the boundary of the farm. There are local bridleways, byways and countryside stewardship farm rides. Parking available for the day by prior arrangement.
Facilities for horses: Looseboxes, tack room, paddocks, outdoor school, practice cross-country fences
Facilities for owners: B&B in converted barn
Riding opportunities: Situated close to Holme beach. Local bridleways and byways, Peddars Way and Burnham Market Eventing Centre.
Magpie Riding Centre
Wallington Hall, Lynn Road, Runcton Holme, Kings Lynn PE33 0EP
Tel: 01553 810202
Magpie Riding Centre provides therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
Facilities for horses: Stables, paddocks, schooling area
Facilities for owners: Caravan and camping site plus a caravan to hire
Riding opportunities: Situated close to Holkham beach, with mostly off-road riding to reach the beach. Inland bridleways and byways.
Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre
25 Lamsey Lane, Heacham, near Hunstanton PE31 7LE
Tel: 01485 572727
Approved riding school and livery yard just off the A149. Full or DIY livery offered. Access to all weather arena and off-road hacking on Ken Hill Estate.
North Norfolk Riding Centre
Old Wells Road, Walsingham NR22 6EH
Tel: 01328 820933
A small family-run business based in Little Walsingham offering lessons and hacking for all ages and abilities.
Squirrelwood Equestrian Centre
Sandy Hill Lane, Weybourne, Norfolk, NR25 7HW
Tel: 07586 292149
Tuition and hacking, direct access to off-road woodland riding and a safe secure enclosed yard and ménage. All ages and abilities welcome.
Thwaite Common Riding and Livery Stables
Thwaite Common, Erpingham near Cromer NR11 7QG
Tel: 01263 761787
Established over 30 years, offer a range of horse riding tuition aimed at both new and experienced riders and have a large number of horses and ponies to suit all abilities.
Facilities for horses: Stables and paddocks
Facilities for owners: B&B, self-catering bungalow and campsite
Riding opportunities: Off-road ride to Holkham beach (summer only) and drive the horsebox there in winter. Local bridleways, byways and countryside stewardship margins.
Willow Farm Riding School
Ormesby St Margaret near Great Yarmouth NR29 3QE
Tel: 01493 730297
Contact: Jane Russell
British Horse Society
Local and National source of information
Riding for the Disabled
RDA provides therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
Local area groups:
West Norfolk Group – Magpie Riding Centre, Wallington Hall, Lynn Road, Runcton Holme, Kings Lynn PE33 0EP, Tel: 01553 810202
Norfolk Coast RDA (based at North Norfolk Riding Centre in Little Walsingham) – Little Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6EH, Tel: 01263 740446
East Norfolk Group – 0845 241 4376
Norfolk Broadland Group – 0845 241 6376