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UK - Borders to Coast 100 Mile Trail
Discover 100 mile trail from Welsh/English border to the coast.

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Horse Riding Holidays UK, Borders to Coast 100 Mile Trail

Borders to Coast 100 Mile Trail: Prices 2020

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  • $2,361
    • GBP: 1,800
    • EUR: 1,989
    per person sharing
  • $236
    • GBP: 180
    • EUR: 199
    single supplement

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Borders to Coast 100 Mile Trail: Dates 2020

2nd – 7th August
30th August – 4th September
13th – 18th September
4th -9th October

Included –  All riding, full board accommodation, guide & saddlebag.

Excluded – Transfers, bar drinks and tips.

Getting There
There are 3 nearby airports: Birmingham, Bristol & Cardiff. You can hire a car and self drive to Hay on Wye or we can arrange a private transfer.
The nearest train station is Hereford, when you arrive you can take a taxi to Hay on Wye.

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SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Ride for 6 days, 100 miles from the Welsh/English borders in the Wye Valley to the beach on the Welsh coast, Dovey Estuary, Ynyslas. This is a real trail riding expedition, crossing the breadth of Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild, remote hills and valleys, staying overnight at small inns and guest houses along the way.
The route to the coast is very varied, with stony tracks, open hills, river crossings, green lanes, and so on. The trails are a mixture of little used bridleways, old council roads and timeworn drovers routes crossing the Cambrian Mountains. The mixture of terrain means a varied riding pace each day – there will be lots of trotting to cover the distance and canters when the terrain allows. There will be points where it is necessary to dismount and walk with your horse, such as steep down hill tracks which may be loose underfoot. On your sixth and final day of the trail, you will arrive on the beach at Ynyslas – here you will enjoy an exhilarating canter along the sands.

THE RIDING top

Horses – A mixture of horses and ponies that are mostly native breeds to the UK including Welsh Cobs. They sturdy, sure footed, fit and forward going. They live out all year round, working for 7 months of the year and enjoying a 5 month break over the winter months. They love their job and relish their happy, natural lifestyle.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. You must be happy and confident cantering in open spaces in control with a good balance and and independent seat. You will be riding between 6-7 hours each day, so riders must have a good level of current riding fitness.

Tack – English style saddle, simple snaffle bit bridles.
There is no luggage delivery on this trail. Each rider is supplied with a specially designed expedition saddle bag for spare clothes and personal belongings, and a smaller saddle bag for food and drinks. The amount of luggage each rider can take is roughly equal to one aircraft carry on sized bag/case. Liners are supplied for your main expedition bags which are 100% waterproof and will keep your belongings dry.

Weight Restriction – 92 kg / 14st 7lb / 203 lb

Group Size – Maximum 8.

ACCOMMODATION top

All individuals are automatically booked a room for single occupancy. Accommodation is at B&Bs and inns along the route. They are all basic, quirky, characterful, family run establishments that offer a warm welcome to trail riders. Expect to be fed well on this trip; food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients where possible. All accommodation places can cater for any dietary requirements, just let us know at time of booking.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Borders to Coast 100 Mile Trail – Sample Day by Day Itinerary

DAY ONE – Arrive at Freerein HQ for 8:30am. Meet your guide, your fellow riders and pack your saddle bags. Meet your horse and prepare them for a day out on trail. Out on trail all day. Explore the open tracks of the Begwns and Llanbedr hill, passing through the Village of Painscastle where one of the biggest battles in Welsh History took place in 1198. After lunch, cross up and over Aberedw Hill to arrive at the horse’s accommodation for the night. Feed and untack before a short taxi ride into the agricultural town of Builth Wells, where you will spend the night.
Total length: 16 miles

DAY TWO – Enjoy your first welsh breakfast of the week before being picked up and taken to the horses. Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Climb up to Pant-y-llyn lake high above Builth Wells, and follow the northern stretch of the Mynydd Eppynt down to Abergwesyn, where the horses will stay the night. A short taxi ride will take the group to the town of Llanwrtyd, where you will stay at a local inn.
Total length: 22 miles

DAY THREE – Feed, groom and tack up. Out on trail all day. Today’s route travels through the mid part of the Cambrian Mountains, across very remote terrain. Follow the ancient Monk roads, crossing large river fords, eventually dropping down to the historic Abbey at Strata Florida to stay the night at nearby  ontrhydfendigaid. Horses stay a short walk away with a local farmer.
Total length: 18 miles

DAY FOUR – Out on trail all day. Ride through the small Village of Ffair-Rhos and out across a deserted valley, passing the remains of an ancient marketing village. Enjoy a peaceful ride through the Bwlchgwallter forest before crossing the bridge over the Dologau waterfall. Pose for a photo under the old masonry Arch built in 1810 to mark the Golden 3 of 73 Jubilee of George III. After lunch, follow the river out onto open moorland and down into the village of Ponterwyd, where you will stay the night.
Total length: 20 miles

DAY FIVE – Out on trail all day. Follow the old mountain road up past Dinas Reservoir, on to cross the dam at Nant-y-moch reservoir at the base of Plynlimon – the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains. Get your first glimpse of the sea before heading down into the valley in Ceulanamaesmawr. Follow the bridleways looking out over Cardigan Bay before arriving at your final overnight stop.
Total length: 17 miles

DAY SIX – A shorter ride over the hills before dropping down into the coastal plain & the seaside town of Borth. Enjoy a trot up the high street before arriving on the beach! Time for a canter and a splash in the sea before arriving at your final meeting point. Untack the horses and enjoy a cup of tea and an ice cream. Pick up is at midday. Arrive back to Freerein HQ for tea and cake and a farewell to the horses to finish around 3pm.
Total length: 7 miles

Please note that above itinerary is subject to change if necessary.

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