Riding Routes around Oaklands Farm

All of these routes can be joined and changed around - this is just a guide.


Haveringland Great Wood Woodland and headland, opportunities for canter... about 40-50 minutes depending on pace, Can be extended to School Lane for a longer route.


Haveringland Lake/Airfield Approximately 3-4 miles. Combination of headland where there is a chance for a canter, and old wartime concrete roads on the old Swannington airfield. (photo below)  Only 100 yards on road with light traffic. Approximately 60-75 minutes, depending on pace.


Swannington Farm to Fork - Approximately 6 miles round trip. Passes by pig and sheep fields. You can stop for a yummy sausage roll or ice cream at the Farm to Fork butchers. Route is a mixture
of no traffic old airfield concrete roads, farmland tracks and quiet country lanes.


Felthorpe - Approximately 8.5 miles round trip, a mixture of quiet lanes and woodland. Outdoor 20m x 60m menage at Wood Farm, Felthorpe can be used by special arrangement.


Blackwater - Ending at Blackwater farm, home to the Great Witchingham International Horse Trials in March and August every year, approximately 12 mile round trip, combination quiet country lanes and permissive bridleway. The lovely grounds, including cross country jumps, can also be used at the rate of £15/horse.


Marriott’s Way You can drive to this ride within 15 minutes. Marriott’s Way runs for 21 miles between Norwich and Aylsham, and links with the Weavers Way, It has several access points close by and sections of it can be linked with bridleways and footpaths to put together an approx. 2- 4 hour rides. It is also popular with dog walkers and cyclists so be sure your horse is happy with this! It can be reached relatively easily (Cawston-3miles), or from slightly further afield (Reepham, Attlebridge, Blackwater and Felthorpe). Parking information below (for Brick Kiln and Blackwater phone for booking and fees)


            Brick Kiln Farm, Reepham NR10 4RR Tel: 01603 879709 and 01603 879672,            

                jane.andrewbentley@btinternet.com

            Blackwater Farm, Great Witchingham, NR9 5PH Tel: 01603 873167 and 01362 688227   

                greatwitchingham@googlemail.com


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            There is also roadside horse box parking for one box at:

            Themelthorpe - TG 060240

            Cawston - TG 136243

            Woodgate nr Aylsham - TG 176265


Copies of Ordinance Survey Explorer maps with routes can be made available on arrival