Border to Coast Mountain’s Trail

Six day adventurous trail ride across wild Wales from English border to Irish Sea.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Border to Coast Mountain’s Trail.

Ride across Wales

The Border to Coast Mountain’s riding holiday starts near the Welsh/English Border in the Wye Valley and finishes on the sands of the Dovey Estuary on Cardigan Bay – six days’ journey in the saddle crossing Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild remote hills and mountains. Staying overnight at small inns along the trail.

The route covers over 100 miles in total and is suitable for those who are happy and confident cantering and also have a sense of adventure! The trail is a completely different route to the Border to Coast Lakeland’s option apart from the last morning to Ynyslas.

Join a ride or hire your own guide

You can either join this ride on set dates or you can hire your own guide. If you hire your own guide, you can start & finish on any days and dates throughout our season.

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Horse and rider look out over a remote lake on day five of the Border to Coast Mountain's trail

Special Info

Border to Coast Trails have a couple of differences from other guided rides:
  • There is no luggage delivery, you carry your own personal stuff for the trail in our specially designed expedition saddle bags.
  • The accommodation places are small so you need to share a room with another rider during this trail. Most folks come as individuals and its a friendly and sociable.

Stay overnight at inns en route

The first section of this trail heads northwards across the Radnor Hills towards Radnor Forest to stay at the Red Lion or Fforest Inn. Then it follows the Ithon Valley up to Laurel Bank, Abbeycwmhir. From here there is a rugged jumble of hills & valleys as you cross the Marteg Valley and descend into the Wye Valley at Llangurig.

After a night at the Blue Bell in Llangurig head north into the Hafren Forest, ford the head waters of the River Severn and emerge onto the wilds of Plynlimon. After a comfortable night at the lonely Star Inn saddle up early and set forth to cross the wilds of the Plynlimon Mountain range. Your guide now has a choice of routes. He/she will either follow the Hengwm Valley or descend steeply down Glyndwrs Way then climb back up through woodlands before the final descent into Talybont.

The trip of a lifetime

On the fifth day the northerly and southerly riding holiday routes join and riders stay the night at Talybont. Here, accommodation is at the White Lion Inn. From Talybont it is a leisurely ride to the coast at Borth then a 3 mile ride along the sands to Ynyslas to meet the equibus for the return journey to Freerein HQ.

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Horse and rider look out over a remote lake on day five of the Border to Coast Mountain's trail

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    For this riding holiday, you arrive at Freerein HQ at 9am. Meet your fellow riders and guide. Pack all of your belongings for the week into the Freerein expedision saddle bags. Meet and prepare your horse. Out on trail all day. A long first day with lots of trotting. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field. Enjoy a relaxing evening at Red Lion/Fforest Inn.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Abbeycwmhir.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Blue Bell at Llangurig.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to the Star Inn.

  • Day 5

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Talybont.

  • Day 6

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail to the beach. Pick up is at 1 pm from the beach. We bring you and your horses back by road. Return all the way to Freerein HQ by road for around 4-5pm for tea and homemade cake.

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Horses and riders at the end of their Border to Coast Moutain's trail
Horses and riders at the end of their Border to Coast Moutain's trail

This would have been a once in a lifetime holiday, but I know we'll be back for more

On Trail Accommodation

Many of our holidays have a number of different accommodation places connected to the specific trail route that you are booking. Freerein book the places you stay at. You do not have a choice of accommodation as we book the best available to suit your group .

Your accommodation places are confirmed in writing when you are invoiced.

Border to Coast Mountain’s Trail
6 Day X Wales
£1460pp

2019 Booking Conditions

2020 Pricing:
£1800pp all inclusive
[Single Occupancy £1980pp]

2020 Booking Conditions

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3rd September 2019 - Fully Booked
🗓 13th September 2019 - 1 Saddle Available (Lakeland's)
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🗓 25th September 2019 - 4 Saddles Available (Mountain's)
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🗓 7th October 2019 - 8 Saddles Available (Lakeland's)
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🗓 12th April 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 26th April 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 17th May 2020 - 7 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 31st May 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 21st June 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 5th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 26th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 2nd August 2020 - 6 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 9th August 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 23rd August 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 30th August 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 6th September 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 20th September 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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🗓 4th October 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Border to Coast)
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Hire your own Guide – £165 per day

Pricing 2020 £180 per day

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Horses and Riders enjoying the beach at Ynyslas
Horses and Riders enjoying the beach at Ynyslas