'Ruby Riders' is a drop-in session for discussion and sharing of information about anything to do with horse-riding in the Ruby Country area of West Devon and Torridge. Sessions are held six times a year at the Cookworthy Forest Centre (future dates to be confirmed). Anyone is welcome to come along.
Location Map (1.27MB - pdf help)
The sessions provide an opportunity for the County Council to share information over a cup of tea about its work in the Ruby Country and also to hear about any problems or local news you may have. They are also an excellent opportunity to meet other local riders.
Ruby Rides Guide: available now!
Six attactive waymarked multi-use trails through the heart of the distinctive landscapes and habitats of Ruby Country.
Detailed route maps will be posted here within a couple of weeks.
Please note: not all of the routes are fully waymarked yet but should be able to be followed using the guide and maps.
Bright riders in Ruby Country!
Devon County Council can supply you with a free hi-vis tabarb (funded through the Investing in Devon fund from the sale of Exeter Airport). Please contact Steve Gardner (contact details below) for a tabard.
Northcombe Plantation proposals
See the latest proposals for a new permissive bridleway and diversion within the Northcombe Plantation (Bratton Clovelly) here and a map of the proposed new access onto the A3079 (subject to planning approval).
New bridleway opens: Cookworthy Forest to Halwill
On September 15th 2011 Councillor Barry Parsons officially opened a new public bridleway that links Cookworthy Forest to Halwill. The route was hailed as "a real asset to the area" and "a key piece in the jigsaw of the new Ruby Rides guide".
Notes from previous sessions
- November 2011 (9KB - pdf help)
- August 2011 (29KB - pdf help)
- March 2011 (17KB - pdf help)
- October 2010 (19KB - pdf help)
- June 2010 (13KB - pdf help)
- February 2010 (21KB - pdf help)
Ruby Riders Links
- Ride the Ruby Country
- British Horse Society
- EMAGIN (equine mapping and geographical information network)
- South West Riders
- Devon County Council Public Rights of Way
- Devon County Council Cycling
- Devon Countryside Access Forum
If you have a relevant link that you would like to be added here (to do with horse-riding in the Ruby Country) then please get in touch.
Contact Ruby Riders
Contact Steve Gardner (Public Rights of Way Officer) on 01392 382250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be added to the Ruby Riders email list.