Public Rights of Way

Ruby Riders

'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.

2012 dates for Ruby Riders Drop-in sessions. image - PDF icon (514KB - pdf help)

Location Map image - PDF icon (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 Country on a map image - PDF icon (794KB - pdf help)

Ruby Country: Access at a glance image - PDF icon (432KB - pdf help)

Horse-riders on the Pegasus Way

Ruby Rides Guide: available now!

Ruby Rides guide

Six attactive waymarked multi-use trails through the heart of the distinctive landscapes and habitats of Ruby Country.

Download Ruby Rides. image - PDF icon (3.71MB - pdf help)

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".

Read Councillor Parson's speech image - PDF icon (9KB - pdf help).

Map of the new bridleway. image - PDF icon (463KB - pdf help)

Read report in the Holsworthy Post.

Councillor Parsons about to unveil new signpost

Notes from previous sessions

Ruby Riders Links

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 steve.gardner@devon.gov.uk for more information or to be added to the Ruby Riders email list.

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