Here you can find more information about the Lindsey Trail, a 69 mile route for carriage drivers and riders, as well as a selection of shorter riding routes across the county.
Before trying any of these routes please read all the information provided to ensure the route is suitable. Please consider:
- Your and your horses ability
- Gradients (shown on maps)
- On road sections and road crossings (shown on maps)
- Ride length (shown on leaflet)
- The weather
We recommend you:
- Have appropriate insurance
- Wear a helmet
- Wear high visibility clothing
- Carry the relevant OS map (shown on leaflet)
- Carry a mobile phone
Whilst every care has been taken in the production of these routes the countryside and public rights of way are constantly changing. You may therefore come across changes to the routes as described.
Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained in this site.
- The map below contains eight equestrian routes. Three of the routes (the most northerly situated on the map) begin from the same start point and so will require extra magnification before details for each individual route can be seen.
The Lindsey Trail
The County Council in partnership with the British Driving Society, the British Horse Society and other organisations has established a 69 mile trail across the Lincolnshire Wolds suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
The trail, one of the first routes in the country suitable for carriage drivers, will extend from Willingham Woods in the north to Horncastle in the south. The British Driving Society, British Horse Society, East Lindsey District Council, Lindum Endurance Horse Society and Lincolnshire County Council have all contributed funding to the project.
A leaflet giving more details about the trail can be found under the Downloads tab above or a paper copy can be ordered by calling 01522 782070 or using the leaflet order form. For detailed maps and directions of the trail route go to the pages listed below.
For information about local accommodation and facilities go to the local facilities page listed below or go to the Visit Lincolnshire website.
Detailed Maps and Directions
Ordnance survey map extracts showing trail routes in detail and written directions are available to download from this page.
Maps are reproduced from the 1996 OS Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (C) Crown Copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to civil proceedings. OS LICENCE 100025370.
- Bain Valley Cottages
- Field Farm, Mumby
Self catering, Camping, Horses welcome
- The Grange, East Barkwith
B&B, Self catering, Horses welcome
- Grange Farm Holidays, Salmonby, Horncastle
Self catering cottages, caravan site, grazing for horses
- Hallington Holiday Cottages, Hallington, Louth
Self catering, Horses welcome
- Masondale Cottage, Walesby, Market Rasen
Self catering cottage, stabling, grazing, ménage
- Meridian Retreats, Hareby, Spilsby
Self catering, Horses by arrangement
- Nettleton Grange, Nettleton, Caistor
Self catering, Horses welcome
- Stickney Showground
East Fen Lane, Stickney
B&B, horses welcome, tours of the trail
- Wold View House, Bully Hill Top, Tealby
B&B, Tea room, Horses welcome
Boston Road, Horncastle, LN9 6JN and Boston Road, Spilsby, PE23 5HQ
- Rase Veterinary Centre
Market Rasen and Louth
Lincolnshire Horse Rides
In partnership with the British Horse Society the County Council is promoting two routes suitable for horse riders. Using public bridleways and quiet roads the routes explore two areas of the county. The route around the Culverthorpe area is 15.5 miles long and explores the gently undulating countryside and pretty villages of North Kesteven. In complete contrast the Holbeach St Matthew route is 5.5 or 10.5 miles in length and uses the new and old sea banks along the River Welland and The Wash coast.
Maps and directions for both routes can be downloaded from the list below.
Lincolnshire Wolds Riding Trails
Five riding routes through the northern part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) varying in length from 7 to 19 miles. A detailed guide for each route can be downloaded from the list below.