Trans Cambrian Trail

Six days across Wales from the English border to the Irish Sea.

For previous Freerein Self Guided riders.

Ride across Wales from border to sea

The Border to Sea Mountains trail ride starts near the Welsh/English Border in the Wye Valley and finishes on the sands of the Dovey Estuary on Cardigan Bay – six day’s journey in the saddle crossing Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild remote hills and mountains. Staying overnight at small inns along the trail.

Riders carry spare clothing and personal effects in expedition saddle bags attached to the saddle. The route covers over 100 miles in total and is suitable for those who are happy and confident cantering and also have a sense of adventure!

Stay overnight at Inns on route

The first section of this trail heads northwards across the Radnor Hills towards Radnor Forest. Then follows the Ithon Valley up to Abbeycwmhir.

From here there is a rugged jumble of hills & valleys as you cross the Marteg Valley and descend into the Wye Valley at Llangurig. After a night in Llangurig head north into the Hafren Forest, ford the head waters of the River Severn and emerge onto the wilds of Plynlimon. After a comfortable night’s sleep, saddle up early and set forth to cross the wilds of the Plynlimon Mountain range.

Then follow the Hengwm Valley or descend steeply down Glyndwrs Way then climb back up through woodlands before the final descent into Talybont.

trail riding border to sea mountains trail
Horse and rider meander across a deserted valley

The trip of a lifetime

On the fifth day the northerly and southerly riding holiday routes join and riders stay the night at Talybont. From Talybont it is a leisurely ride to the coast at Borth then a 3 mile ride along the sands to Ynyslas to meet the equibus for the return journey to Freerein HQ.

trail riding border to sea mountains trail
Horse and rider meander across a deserted valley

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    For this trail ride, you arrive at Freerein HQ at 8.30am.

    Pack all of your belongings for the week into the Freerein expedition saddle bags. Meet and prepare your horse.

    Out on trail all day. A long first day with lots of trotting. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field. Enjoy a relaxing evening.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Abbeycwmhir.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Llangurig.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day.

  • Day 5

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Talybont.

  • Day 6

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail to the beach.

    Pick up is usually at 2pm from the beach. We bring you and your horses back by road.

    Return all the way to Freerein HQ by road for around 4-5pm for tea/coffee and homemade cake.

A shorter last day allows for plenty of play time on the beach!
A shorter last day allows for plenty of play time on the beach!

This would have been a once in a lifetime holiday, but I know we'll be back for more . . .

Trans Cambrian Trail
6 Day X Wales - £1800pp

£1800pp all inclusive
[Single Occupancy £1980pp]

Booking Conditions

Price includes:

  • Six full days trail riding
  • Five nights accommodation on trail
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Packed Lunches
  • All Evening Meals
  • Arrangements for duration of holiday
  • Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
  • Backup as required
  • Personalised route pack for trail

Price excludes:

  • All drinks at any bar
  • Tips