20 May 2022
|Builth Wells Short Break Trail Ride
our short break trail ride, and get away from it all by joining us for
2 days in the saddle. Climbing high into the mountains descending
through valleys and woods at a good pace. Let our experienced cobs show
you how to cope with our Welsh mountains and tracks, while enjoying
If you cannot manage a weekend,
don't panic! The Short Break Trail Ride is also available as a mid-week
break subject to availability.
Itinerary (2 nights - 2 full days riding) (also runs mid-week)
The weekend starts on a Friday evening. If travelling by train, we will meet you
at Abergavenny station at around 5.00pm. Later on, we will collect you from your
accommodation you will be welcomed at a local village inn by Myfanwy,
your host. Over dinner meet your fellow riders and talk about the
programme for the weekend ahead. You will be staying at a bed and
breakfast or friendly pub local to Ellesmere stables.
(day 1 / night 2)
A fter a hearty Welsh breakfast, you will
arrive at the stables around 9.30am and will be introduced to your
mount, who will be fed, groomed and tacked up and waiting for you.
You then join us to travel with the horsebox to our starting
point on Brechfa Common. Around 10.30am we are all ready to leave.
From the moment you set off, you'll be
enjoying the open spaces of open moorland common, where you will have
opprtunities fo rlong canters. Look out fro red kites wheeling
overhead!. From the common, you pass into the forestry where lovely
tracks provide more canter opportunities as you work your way
northwards. After lunch, you reach the forestry gate which takes you
onto the open moorland of Cefn Clawdd. Continuing northwards, we enter
the small valley of Cwm Owen before climbing onto remote open
hill. Passing the brooding Pant-y-llyn, we flank Pant-y-llyn Hill, the
highest point on our route at 154o feet. With Builth Wells visible in
teh distance, we descend steeply into the farmland of the Afon Duhonw
and the overnight stop for the horses. By the time we arrive, we
will have spent
approximately six hours in the saddle since leaving Brechfa
and you will be looking forward to a relaxing bath and dinner - but
first you must care for your mounts, grooming and feeding them before
turning them out for a roll and rest!!
spent in a friendly bed and
breakfast in the centre of Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh
Show. You will eat in one of the nearby local pubs with your
fellow riders and have opportunities to window shop in the numerous
independent retailers in the town.
(day 2 / night 3)
In the morning, everyone participates in
catching, feeding, grooming and tacking up his or her horse for the
day's ride ahead. There is always someone on hand to help for those
less familiar with these tasks.
departure, we ride along the lanes and have the choice to either
retrace our steps of yesterday, or join the Wye Valley Walk taking us
through fields before climbing onto the hill of Banc y Celyn.
onwards, we see glimpses of the River Wye far below and on the opposite
bank, Aberedw rocks. In December 1282, the rocks were reputedly the
hiding place of Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd ("Llewelyn the Last") on
his last night, before he was killed in battle against King Edward's
forces at Cilmery west of Builth the following day. We then have
the option of numerous routes, byways and narrow country lanes as we
head southwards back towards our starting point where we will be met by
the horsebox, the horses untacked and we return to the stables.
will then need grooming and feeding for a final time, before
they are turned out into their field for a well earned rest!
You can expect to be able to
leave Ellesmere stables by about 6.30pm. If travelling by train, we
will arrange for you to return to Abergavenny station in time for your
This itinerary is typical of a 2 day /
2 night Builth Wells Short Break Trail Ride. However, the route
taken may vary slightly dependent upon weather conditions and the
availability of accommodation.
| PRICES FOR 2022
day / 2 night Builth Wells Trail Ride
- Price includes: horse and tack,
accommodation, all meals *(breakfast, packed lunch / pub lunch, evening
meal - excluding drinks) services of a guide and transport of luggage.
- Extra night's accommodation
can be arranged at £120 per night (bed, breakfast and evening
- Single supplement for
requested single occupancy rooms applies at £10 per night.
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