Ride across Wales from Border to Coast

Cover 100 miles on horseback over 6 daysย  and 5 nights on this epic riding adventure. The trail starts onย the Welsh/Englishย Borderย inย the Wye Valley,ย andย finishesย onย the sandsย of West Wales.ย  This is a real trail riding expedition, crossing Wales along unmarked tracks andย trails through wild, remote hillsย andย valleys. ย Stay overnight at small, quirky, family runย innsย and guest houses along the way.

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The Riding

The route to the coast is very varied, with stony tracks, open hills, river crossings, green lanes, and so on. The trails are a mixture of little used bridleways, old council roads and timeworn drovers routes crossing the Cambrian Mountains. The mixture of terrain means a varied riding pace each day โ€“ there will be lots of trotting to cover the distance and canters wherever the terrain allows.ย  There will be points where it is necessary to dismount and walk with your horse, such as steep down hill tracks which may be loose underfoot.ย  On your 6th and final day of the trail, you will arrive on the beach at Ynyslas โ€“ here the group can enjoy an exhilarating canter on the sands.

Level of Riding & Fitness

You must be happy and confident cantering in open spaces to join this ride.

You will be riding between 6-7 hours each day, so riders must have a good level of current riding fitness. You must be physically fit enough to enjoy long trots and long days in the saddle on this riding expedition.

The Horses

You will be matched to one of our incredible herd of fit, friendly, forward going trail riding horses and ponies.ย  They are all a mixture of hardy breeds native to the UK. They live out all year round, working for 7 months of the year and enjoying a 5 month break over the winter months. They love their job and relish their happy, healthy lifestyle.