Black Mountains Trail Rides
If you are looking for the ultimate exclusive exploratory trail riding holiday then head for Wales and explore the truly magnificent remote Black Mountains on horseback with Myfanwy Mitchell. Come with friends or on your own, and join a small group (minimum 2 riders) travelling at a good pace through stunningly rugged scenery, riding to different overnight stops each day, travelling along carefully researched routes which provide the best views of the dramatic scenery.
Riding one of Myfanwy's fit, well-schooled, pure bred Welsh and Irish cobs and cob crosses, renowned for their natural sense of balance and toughness that is essential for riding over the rough terrain, you ride for up to six hours a day in comfortable saddles, covering up to 20 miles a day along quiet lanes and across open moorland, where the springy turf is excellent for long, fast canters.
The horses cope easily with the rugged terrain, leading you effortlessly up to panoramic high spots, crossing the slopes of the famous Sugar Loaf mountain (2,000 feet) below the soaring red kites and buzzards, and along high ridges, through quiet forests and ancient oak woods, then down into secluded valleys with slopes covered with bracken and heather.

You pause at midday for either a picnic in the woods or by an ancient church, or for lunch at a remote pub where you can sit indoors or outside before riding a few more hours to the night's stop at a country inn or friendly Welsh farmhouse. Riding all day and staying at comfortable accommodation along the route each night is wonderfully rewarding and you have the real satisfaction of achievement.

The accommodation and restaurants you visit are all hand-picked by Myfanwy to provide the very best in comfortable characterful settings in which to relax with your riding companions and to reminisce after the day's exertions. The excellent hostelries all offer delicious food, good wine and real ales to be enjoyed at your leisure, and are the perfect conclusion to the day.

By the end of the trial ride, not only will you have explored some of Wales' most undiscovered countryside, but our "made for the job" horses will have taught you a thing or two about riding over the Welsh terrain!!!

If you would  like to experience the ultimate riding holiday but you are concerned about your riding ability, please do not hesitate to contact Myfanwy. I'm sure we will have horse suitable for your ability.

Holidays Available 2021: 
We are pleased to now be taking bookings for all our trail riding riding breaks which will be available from the beginning of August until the end of October.

Black Mountains Exploratory Trail Ride Holidays   -   £1656  *Price Unchanged from 2016!*
Weekly (5 days - 6 nights) Approximately 80 miles.

Black Mountains Short Break Trail Ride Holidays   -  £825
Long weekends  (3 days - 3 nights) Approximately 60 miles.
Also available as a mid-week break subject to availability

Weekend / Mid Week "Out & Back" Black Mountains Trail Experiences  -  £520
Weekend or mid-week(2 days - 2 nights) Approximately 45 miles.
Please contact us for availability and details

Dates 2021  - Now Available for Exploratory Trail Ride Holidays!!


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The holidays are fully inclusive of all riding, accommodation and meals (except evening drinks), guide's services, luggage transfers, horses, grazing and backup. Prices are based on shared rooms.

An extra night's accommodation based on dinner, bed and breakfast can be arranged after the short break and weekend/mid-week  trail rides on request.

Single rooms are available for a small additional supplement of £10 per rider per night.

Last updated 14 March 2021
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