The Eppynt Explorer is a four day trail ride, it explores the upper reaches of the Wye Valley and the eastern side of the Eppynt Mountains. It is four long days in the saddle of 16-18 miles in length.
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.
Travel a different way from Freerein HQ
Unlike nearly all other trails from Freerein HQ this trail heads directly south west rather than north onto the Begwns. This allows easy access to the banks of the River Wye which this trail follows upstream for a number of miles. These flat fields offer great canter opportunities and completely different scenery to other trails. Please note that there is an unavoidable 1 mile section of main road necessary to join the trail along the Wye, however it is straight with wide grass verges. Your trail brings you down into Llyswen where you will arrive at your overnight stop.
For those heading on to Felin Fach, head up onto the beautiful but seldom explored areas of Brechfa and Llandyfalle Hills offering the green rolling, open hills that are the more familiar terrain of Freereiners. After swinging south the trail leads you to the small village of Felin Fach. Here you will eat at an inn just within a short distance of your accommodation.
Out and over the Eppynt
Refreshed and refueled, day two finds you skirting around the edge the Eppynt on remote open hills and forestry before descending down to the River Wye. Here you stay the evening in Builth Wells while the horses graze peacefully on the outskirts of town.
Please note that there are often large events on in Builth Wells so the Eppynt Explorer trail is not always available on weekends.
Ride in perfect horse country
The third day starts with a small amount of main road before a steep climb onto Aberedw Hill and stunning views back over the Eppynt and Builth Wells, heading to your final night’s stop.
Choice of return routes for the final day back to Freerein HQ.
Arrive at Freerein at 8.30am.
Meet your steeds have a good study of your personalised route pack and head out on trail.
Stay overnight at one of the local B&B's with a choice of evening eateries.
Out on trail all day heading to Builth Wells.
Out all day on trail.
Out all day returning to Freerein HQ for tea and homemade cake.
I loved every minute and recommend this to anyone who loves long days in the saddle . . .
- Four full days trail riding
- Three nights accommodation on trail
- All Breakfasts
- All Packed Lunches
- Some Evening Meals
- Arrangements for duration of holiday
- Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
- Backup as required
- Luggage delivery
- Personalised route pack for trail
- All drinks at any bar
- One evening meal (amount will be taken off invoice)