There are many places to ride (both on horseback and on a bike) in Wrexham County Borough Council; we have an extensive network of ‘Green lanes’ in the south of the County with two circular off-road routes. In the north there are three quiet on-road routes and one mixed off-road route.

In addition, Wrexham County Borough Council allows permissive access at Minera Lead MinesBonc-yr-Hafod and Moss Valley Country Parks.

All our riding routes were designed so that if you wish to do so, you could take in a combination of routes with only a short amount of time riding on the road between them.

Routes and directions

The Ceiriog trail

A 14 mile circular trail designed for horse riders, but equally suitable for mountain bikers and walkers.

The upper Ceiriog trail

A 23 mile trail with shorter options, for competent horse riders.

Newtown mountain forest trail

Although primarily aimed at horse riders, this mixed off / on road route in Pen-y-Cae can of course be used by mountain bikers and ramblers.


Finally, there is EMAGIN®, the Equine Mapping and Geographical Information Network. The One Stop Shop for Everything Equestrian!

EMAGIN displays the National Bridleroute Network for Britain and Ireland which benefits not only equestrians but also walkers and cyclists as they are able to use the majority of these routes. To find safe off-road riding or carriage driving routes on Ordnance Survey maps, aerial photographs or street view and print these for free.