To promote equestrianism and equestrian access for riders on the Charlton Park Estate a riding permit with mapped routes has been created. Approximately 20km of off-road riding routes have been made available by Charlton Park Estate to support local riders and provide access for those who do not have hacking available.
To support this scheme the Estate will provide an annual permit is £120 and lasts from the date of issue to the 31st December of that year. Half-year passes may be offered at the discretion of the Estate Office.
Many riders don’t have direct access to off-road hacking despite the rural locations of many livery and riding establishments. With the 4500 acres of land that compromises the Charlton Park Estate, Farm Manager Robin Aird has created routes that provide this wonderful opportunity for riders to enjoy the Wiltshire countryside off-road and away from busy country lanes whilst also maintaining the integrity of the farm’s commercial needs and conservation work.
“We have such beautiful countryside, and we are pleased to be able to share this with the local riding community in a way that works for everyone. Campaigns run by The British Horse Society have highlighted that in so many parts of the country access have been reducing for riders. We hope that our efforts to open areas of the estate for riders will help address this.”
These routes will change from summer to winter to accommodate riders and other Estate activities and needs. Routes may be closed or amended without prior notice but where possible changes will be communicated in advance to permit holders. This will allow the Estate to tailor routes when seasonal events and work around the Estate need to be carried out with safety consideration for all countryside users. To download the routes please click here.
The permits will be available now and annually thereafter from 1st January. Applications forms and route maps are available from the estate office or click here to download the application form.
For more information on access to Charlton Park Estate, the Riding Permit Scheme or events please contact the estate office; firstname.lastname@example.org