The Builth Trail is a two day trail ride staying overnight at the Llanelwedd Inn, Cedars B&B or Bronwye Guest House in the mid Wales market town of Builth from which this trail takes its name. It is two long days in the saddle of 16-18 miles in length. On the first morning of your trail at Freerein HQ you’ll pack saddle bags, go through maps and routes and of course collect your fit and friendly GGs.
For Freerein+ trail riders only
Please note that this trail ride is only offered to those with previous experience of one of more Self Guided trail rides with Freerein. If you are contemplating your first Self Guided trail with us you can view a selection of suitable trails by following this link: horse riding holidays.
If some members of your group have done previous Self Guided trails and others haven’t, bookings on Freerein+ trails such as this one should be suitable for you and you are most welcome. If you are unsure please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat.
Explore the upper Wye Valley
From HQ journey directly westwards along the length of Llanbedr Hill before emerging into the Wye Valley. The Wye Valley in its upper reaches is rightly renowned for both its salmon and scenery. The Builth trail ride journeys through the hills, crosses either side of the Wye Valley and offers panoramic views to the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the River Wye. The trail crosses the wild and remote north eastern edge of the Eppynt before dropping down into Builth.
Spend an evening in the market town of Builth Wells
Here there is a choice of accommodations but most customers stay at the Llanelwedd Inn, Bronwye Guest House or Cedars B&B. Please note that there are often large events on at the nearby Royal Welsh Showground which means that staying overnight at Builth Wells is sometimes not possible over a weekend.
Trail ride through perfect horse country
Over Aberedw Hill before traveling back over Glascwm Hill and to HQ.
Perhaps pause at the Roast Ox for some refreshment, then enjoy a last canter over the Begwns before returning for tea/coffee and homemade cake.
Arrive at Freerein HQ. Meet horses and check your maps and routes. Out on trail all day and stay overnight in the town of Builth Wells.
Catch and prepare your horses. Out all day, long ride returning to Freerein HQ.
The views were outstanding, it also made a nice change staying in the town of Builth
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.
Llanelwedd Arms Inn
The Llanelwedd Arms Hotel was built in the 17th Century and is full of character with its uneven walls, wood beams and traditional Welsh craftsmanship. Here you experience a warm and friendly welcome from Kath, Eileen and staff who will make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The hotel offers an excellent choice of food, and…
Situated in Builth Wells, The Cedars Guesthouse is a 4-star rated guesthouse with views of the Wye Valley, free private parking and free Wi-Fi all a short walk to the shops, pubs and restaurants in town. Each room includes freesat TV with over 200 channels, tea/coffee making facilities and en suites have complimentary toiletries and…
A wonderful place to stay in Builth Wells is the four star Bronwye Guest House situated overlooking the beautiful River Wye. A warm welcome and comfortable stay is guaranteed. Bronwye combines Victorian character with modern comfort. As the closest Visit Wales graded guest house to the Royal Welsh Showground and the only accommodation situated in the park,…