The Forest of Rossendale Bridleways Association was started in 1980 by a small group of riders who were concerned about the lack of bridleways in the valley. We are affiliated to the British Horse Society, Access Rossendale and the National Federation of Bridleway Associations.
The Forest of Rossendale is a beautiful place, called the golden valley, from Bacup in the east to Haslingden in the West, and from Stonefold in the north to the Southern most tip, Ramsbottom. In all 53 square miles of beauty, and 25 + miles of recognised horse riding trails, plus lots of undefined riding routes.
Over the years the Forest Of Rossendale Bridleway Association (FORBA) has run a wide range of activities. For details of what we do look in About Us! For a calendar of when we do look in Events Calendar.
One of the most exciting developments for years has been the creation of the Pennine Bridleway, a 205 mile bridleway stretching from Derbyshire to Cumbria, with the 47 miles circular Mary Towneley loop on our doorstep. Click on the map above for large version.
The bridleway is a national asset that FORBA members will make much use of.
If you are a member of FORBA you will be able to keep abreast of up and coming activities - come rain or shine - by regularly logging on to the site.
If you're not currently a member, go to FORBA AFFAIRS, see what we stand for and download a membership form from the membership tab.
When you've filled it in please return it to:
Chris Peat 2 Baxenden House Baxenden Fold
Accrington BB5 2RU Tel 01254 386459
Click the email address to open a message to me.