Horse Riding, Walking, Running, Cycling
"Being in nature reduces stress, lowers our blood pressure and improves our mood.
Step outside and find some nearby trees. Awaken all your senses. Bathe in their presence.
Capture your experience and share it with us."
Back To Nature : ABC Series 1 Episode 6 - Host - Holly Ringland
The Darling Downs Estate has approximately 25 kilometres of bridle trails for you to experience, which link into the Darling Range and Oakford bridle trails. Many of the trails loop back on themselves so you can plan a route that’s as long or as short as you want. There is a car park at the end of Evening Peal Court if you’re driving to the estate.
All the trails are properly surfaced and mostly cover flat ground, making it easy for people who want to horse ride, walk, run, or cycle.
There are horse riding groups that meet up and ride out together during the week and on weekends.
If you would like to join a group or start your own, you can post a message on our DDRA Facebook page where there are over 1,800 members.
Walkers and runners, please be aware of horses and riders around you. If you’re on the same path as a horse and rider, please move to one side to allow them to pass safely.
If you’re cycling, please be aware that bikes can spook some horses. Either slow down or come to a stop while the horse passes, then you can continue to enjoy the trails.
Dogs are welcome in the Darling Downs estate but must be kept on a lead and under control to protect the safety of horses and riders. If you’re walking your dog on the trails, please move to one side to allow horses to pass safely.
“Some days it’s not about speed or how far you ride.
Sometimes it’s just about therapy."
“Allow your dog to take you for a walk every day.
It's good for the body and it's good for the soul.”