Horse riding in Aberdeen City and Shire

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  • A woman rides her horse through woodland in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire
    Horse riding in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire
  • A group of visitors trek on horseback through the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside.
    Pony trekking through the grounds of Balmoral Castle

Explore Aberdeen City and Shire¬†on horseback¬†by discovering the range of horse riding trails, treks and horse riding centres throughout the region. Ride through peaceful wood and moorland along purpose-built horse riding paths. For those looking improve their horse riding skills, visit a riding school and experience first-class tuition from qualified instructors, suitable for all abilities.

There are many horse riding opportunities to be had in Aberdeen City and Shire. Whether you are looking for a quiet trot through the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside or gallop along the golden sands at Belmedie Beach, on horseback is a wonderful way to explore the region.

To the west of the city of Aberdeen, there are a number of trails leading through open moorlands and wooded. The Bennachie Hill Range is perhaps one of the best known and popular hill ranges in North East Scotland and, following forest roads and purpose built paths, riders can experience spectacular views over the region.

Balmedie Country Park, with its award-winning beaches, is the perfect starting point for beach rides along its 14 miles of dunes and coastal paths. Towards the land, Balmedie has stable grassland paths as well as picnic facilities and car parking.

Towards the west of Aberdeenshire and located within the Cairngorms National Park, the Glen Tanar Estate offers safe and quality horse riding along a range of riverside, woodland and mountain trails. Not only can riders experience the magnificent scenery, there is also a fantastic opportunity to spot a range of wildlife species, including deer, red squirrel, capercaillie and several birds of prey in their natural habitat.

Browse the listings to plan your horse riding trip in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Bennachie Hill Range

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Inverurie

    Bennachie is one of the best known, popular and most visited hill ranges in North East Scotland with nine distinctive hill tops.

  2. Aberdeen Woods - Foggieton Wood Trail

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Cults

    This waymarked linear horse trail starts at the Foggieton Car Park and finishes on the outskirts of Cults, winding its way through Foggieton Woods along the way.

  3. Aberdeen Woods - Kirkhill Forest Trails

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Aberdeen

    East Woodlands Car Park leads onto a number of trails which are perfect for exploring the Kirkhill Woods area on horseback.

  4. Aberdeen Woods - Countesswells Trail

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Cults

    Starting at Countesswells Car Park, this horse trail has recently been drained and resurfaced with thick wood chippings making it one of the most popular Forestry Commission woods in the area.

  5. Aberdeen Woods - Rotten O'Gairn Trail

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Westhill

    The horse trail at Rotten O'Gairn in the Aberdeen Woods can either be done separately or you can link in with the Countesswells Route.

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