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.
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