Two & Three day -Valley Rides.
More days are available to suit you, from 2- 6 days. For 2 or more riders.
For 2019 we are happy to do any dates from mid May to 22nd July. Then August bank holiday to mid October.
Two or more riders.
These rides are suitable for novice riders to experienced as the terrain is gentler and we can ride at a pace to suit you, with groups of similar standard. Lovely off road riding on bridleways, moorland and ancient drovers tracks around our lovely Welsh valley, full of history of slate and granite quarrying, carried to meet the canal in Chirk by its own tramway. Now a peaceful farming valley with buzzards, red kites, peregrines and the rare hen harriers flying overhead. In the bottom the fast flowing Ceiriog River running along through the villages and hamlets. Staying at Springhill or pubs & B&Bs along the way.
Total cost includes; Accomodation, breakfast, lunch, luggage transfer if needed. When possible we like to include a short assessment ride when you arrive to make sure we have paired you with the correct horse. 2 nights/days £480. 3 nights/days.£630.
5 day trail rides are also available.
Designed for the Intermediate/ experienced rider. But we are happy for this ride to be tailor made to suit your groups needs if coming with mixed experince of friends/family.
Here is an example of this ride.
After a night at Springhill,we set off from the farm, toay we take the oppurtunity to get to know the horses and each other, and make sure you are happy with your chosen mount. Across the moor, full of welsh sheep, riding on old drovers tracks and bridleways. Up over Selattyn hill, following the course of Offa’s Dyke, an ancient barrier built by King Offa of Mercia, between England and Wales.
With great views, out towards the Cheshire and Shropshire plains, and the opportunity for a few steady uphill canters. Wandering down to stop for a picnic lunch over-looking Chirk castle. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk
The afternoon will take you on into the steep sided Ceiriog valley, enjoying more fantastic scenery , pretty villages along country lanes and farm tracks.
Horses prepared, we set off for the day to explore the other side of the valley. With some lovely fast canters, at a speed to suit you, on open fields and tracks. With views of Llangollen and the Dee valley on one side and the Ceiriog valley on the other.
Working further along the top of the valley, lunch today will be a pub or picnic and tonight after the horses are settled for a night at a farm, riders will have a comfy night at a hotel or B&B.
After collecting the horses, head off on the longest day of the trail. Start the day heading along the quiet lane, leading onto the Wayfarers, an old drover track across an open moor, the sheep grazing here, usually many generations of the same flocks, belong to several farmers, being gathered and sorted for shearing and taken home for lambing. Passing Neolithic stone circle the highest point of the ride, on a clear day there are view of the whole of North Wales and Shropshire.
Stopping for a picnic on the slopes of the Berwyn mountains.
Continuing over-looking the Tanat valley to drop the horses for their over-night stop. Riders will be staying in the Welsh village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant.
Meals are again available here or in the village.
A British film starring Hugh Grant was filmed here, called An English man who climbed a hill, but came down a mountain, you will be cantering up this hill on day 5.
There are options to extend your visit by staying further nights either before or after and enjoying rides around the Ceiriog Valley.
It is strongly recommended that you arrive the day before and arrange to stay here, this way we take you for a short ride to make sure we pair you with the right horse.
Your Baggage is transferred for you, Picnics are all provided (please inform us of any special dietary requirements) saddle bags are included.
This ride is for Intermediate/experienced riders only, and we will need to assess your ability prior to this ride, this can be done the evening before if time allows, by taking you along on a short ride.
Total cost £930 based on 2 sharing a room. includes B&B - Not including Evening meals and drinks.
2 day- Wayfarer Trail Ride
Day 1.Setting out from Springhill we ride out with views of the Welsh Berwyn mountains, down into the valley bottom, and stopping in the lovely little village of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog for lunch. The afternoon we ride over the famous moorland Way Farer route heading into Denbighshire to our overnight stop and a welcome of tea and homemade cakes. havingsettled the horses, we go to the local welsh hostelry for food and friendly company.
Day 2. After a hearty breakfast, we set of heading up towards the Berwyns, cantering up to look at some pre historic standing stones, riding on for a picnic lunch with just the sheep and birds for company. Heading of through a quaint welsh village and a long canter up the Gyrn a quality bridleway to views over the Shropshire hills. Eventually wandering on through woodland and past a pretty reservoir and fields, back to Springhill for tea.
Total cost. Includes B&B . Not evening meals. £770.