The Melan Trail is a two day trail ride staying overnight in the tiny hamlet of Llanfihangel Nant Melan. It is two variable length riding days dependent on which routes you choose. On the first morning of your horse riding holiday you will arrive at Freerein HQ to pack saddle bags, go through maps and routes and of course collect your fit and friendly GGs.
Lots of route choices
Starting from Freerein HQ there is a large choice of trail riding routes on the Melan trail ride. From a 12 mile jaunt over the expanse of hills to Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan to 20 miles. The first part of these routes travel high above Painscastle past the mysterious ‘Ireland’ before heading off on your chosen trail. Then all routes continue over the mysterious Black Yat before dropping down in to the valley for your overnight stay.
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.
Stay overnight at a welcoming country inn or B&B
The Melan Trail stays overnight at an inn or B&B and the horses spend the night munching in a nearby field. The B&B is a warm and welcoming country house on the hillside just down the road. Your evening meal will be taken at the Fforest Inn.
Return relaxed and refreshed
Again a choice of return routes returning back to Freerein HQ on this trail ride.
Arrive at Freerein HQ at 9am.
Meet your mounts and go through maps and route descriptions.
Depart from Freerein HQ. Out on trail all day heading for your overnight stop.
Return to Freerein HQ. Lots of route choices.
"Green valleys and rolling hills as far as the eye could see"
- Two full days trail riding
- One night accommodation on trail
- All Packed Lunches
- Evening Meal
- 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