Llyswen Trail

A challenging and exciting ride with long riding days with overnight in the village of Llyswen.

We look forward to welcoming you on the Llyswen Trail Ride.

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Freerein Toffee enjoying his lunch break out on trail

Ride the Llyswen trail

The Llyswen Trail is a two day trail ride staying overnight at Wye Knot Stop B&B situated in the small mid wales village of Llyswen. It is two long days in the saddle of 16-18+ miles in length. On the first morning of your trail riding holiday you will 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.

Ride the length of Llanbedr Hil

From Painscastle the route to Llyswen takes riders onto Llanbedr Hill. You travel the whole length of this hill past Twm Tobaccos grave and Glannau Pool before dropping down to Erwood. This is a five mile section of un-gated open hill.

You then cross the river at Erwood Bridge and climb the other side of the valley passing by the tiny Hamlets of Gwenddwr and Crickadarn. Then out onto Mynydd Fforest and Brechfa Common before dropping down the ancient green lane to Llyswen and the Griffin Inn.

Overnight in Llyswen

Your overnight stay is at the Wye Knot Stop B&B. The horses and stay with a friendly local farmer just five minutes’ walk up the road. Evening Meal is normally taken at the Bridgend Inn a short strollaway, through the village.

Different return route

You return trail ride is completely different. Heading along the lanes of Boughrood then north along old bridleways around Ffynnon Gynydd to emerge eventually on the south western tip of the Begwns. Here you can either return direct to Freerein HQ riding over the Begwns.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein HQ. Meet horses and check your maps and routes. Out on trail all day and stay overnight in the village of Llyswen.

  • Day 2

    Enjoy breakfast, then catch and prepare your horses. Head out on trail all day returning to Freerein HQ.

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Horses and riders pausing for a leg stretch on the top of Llanbedr Hill
Horses and riders pausing for a leg stretch on the top of Llanbedr Hill

Cross Llanstephan suspension bridge and enjoy great views of the Wye Valley.

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

  • Wye Knot Stop B&B

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue, your host at Wye Knot Stop B&B. Amidst the vibrant window boxes and fragrant hanging baskets, this charming and well run little B&B is located in the pretty village of Llyswen, in the Upper Wye Valley. It is also a thriving café and tea room frequented by…

Dates & Prices

Dates

Start and finish any days & dates in 2018:

14th April to 14th October

Starts at 9am


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Pricing

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

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Your Horse Riding Holiday

A challenging and exciting ride with long riding days with overnight in the village of Llyswen.

We look forward to welcoming you on the Llyswen Trail Ride.

Freerein Mr Mojo and rider posing in the heather swept hills
Freerein Mr Mojo and rider posing in the heather swept hills

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