Begwns Trail

This is the classic two day Freerein trail ride.

We all look forward to welcoming you on the Begwns Trail Ride.

Horses fed and tacked-up, stirrups adjusted, girths tightened, maps and routes studied and checked – now climb or leap into the saddle and ride out onto the Begwns, an atmospheric expanse of bracken covered hill offering panoramic views across Wales and back across the Wye Valley to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

This is the ideal start to a trail ride for Freerein riders – wide firm grassy tracks between the bracken make for easy route finding and good canter opportunities.

The Begwns and further

Drop down from the Begwns before crossing the valley and climbing gently uphill to Lanbedr Hill. In the afternoon you pass the mysterious ‘Ireland’ – an abandoned hill farm – and onto the heather covered moorland of Red Hill heading for your overnight stop.

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Drink stop for JB and Archie!

Stay at a welcoming Guest House

The Begwns Trail ride stays at Cwmfillo, Newhouse, Newgate & Goblaen Guest House’s. These are unique and individual providing a high standard of home cooked meals, accommodation and a warm welcome to Freereiners and their mounts.

Lots of route choices

For your return route either retrace your trail from yesterday and visit the Ox for lunch or head out over Llanbedr Hill. Ride the whole length of Llanbedr before recrossing the valley and riding the length of the Begwns with a diversion to the Roundabout (the highest point of these hills) is highly recommended. Then return to HQ for 4-5pm for some well earned tea, home made cake and of course pony nuts for your trusty steeds.

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Drink stop for JB and Archie!


  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein at 9am. Meet your steeds and head out on trail. Stay overnight at a welcoming country guest house.

  • Day 2

    Arise and catch your horses. All day out on trail returning to Freerein HQ. Option to reverse outward route or take a different route via Llanbedr.

Trail riding on the begwns
Well thats one way to make friends!

Wide grassy trails and magnificent views of the Black Mountains.

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.

Night 1

  • Newhouse Guest House

    New House Farm is an interesting working farm of 43 acres which has one of the biggest folds of Highland cattle in Wales. They are long haired, long horned and quite small, and you may pass them on the open hill as you approach New House. Non-vegetarian riders staying here may find part of a…

  • Newgate Guest House

    In a beautiful rural setting, five miles from the iconic town of Hay-on-Wye, Newgate Farm offers accommodation for up to 6 guests and horses.  There are three attractive double bedrooms and two shared shower rooms with toilets. There are no single or twin rooms, so single travellers will have a double to themselves. Your steeds…

Dates & Prices


Start and finish any days & dates in 2019:

Thursday 18th April to Sunday 20th October

Starts at 9am

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The price is £380pp per person including everything except your lunches and evening meals.

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Your Horse Riding Holiday

This is the classic two day Freerein trail ride.

We all look forward to welcoming you on the Begwns Trail Ride.

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Riding back to Freerein HQ

Begwns Trail

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