Where to ride in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Our waymarked routes and bridleways allow you to enjoy beautiful, varied landscapes on horseback.

Three Rivers Ride

This ride takes you through 35 miles of stunning Brecon Beacons scenery. Taking lowland and upland bridleways, the route travels along the western flank of the Black Mountains before skirting the picturesque Llangorse Lake and crossing the River Usk to finish at the National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus.

The Three Rivers Ride is part of the National Bridleroute Network, a series of cross country rides researched and developed by The British Horse Society (www.bhs.org.uk). Once you’ve completed the ride, rosettes to commemorate your achievement can be purchased from The National Park Visitor Centre.

Click here to download a pdf leaflet about this ride.

Black Mountains Riding Loops

Four circular riding loops. Pick one for a great day out, or do all four, overnighting at the horse-friendly B&Bs in the area. If you wish you can ask one of our horse riding centres to take care of all the arrangements including guiding and luggage transfer.

Click here to download a pdf leaflet about these rides, and click here to download a pdf map.

Radnor Forest Ride

This ride starts from the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitors Centre and travels 70 miles along bridleways, byways and quiet lanes passing through some of the most beautiful upland scenery in Wales.

The route has been researched and developed by The British Horse Society (www.bhs.org.uk) and is part of the National Bridleroute Network.

Furlong Route Ride

A network of three linking loops provides around 12 miles of riding through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. This route gives riders the opportunity to explore forests, woodlands and mountain tops with spectacular views and scenery.

Epynt Way

The Epynt Way (www.epyntway.org) is a circular permissive bridleway following on or near to the boundary of the MOD’s Sennybridge Training Area, a total distance of about 55 miles in stages. It covers varied mountain terrain with stunning views.

Crychan Forest

Crychan Forest (www.crychanforest.org.uk) is beautifully situated at the gateway to the Cambrian Mountains, on the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Its waymarked routes, designed by West Wales Trekking & Riding Association and the Endurance GB Society, vary in distance from 5 miles to 25 miles. There’s access to the Epynt Way at three locations.

Crychan Forest has four car parks with large bays for horse boxes. Two of the car parks even have fenced sandy corrals.

Tread and Trot Trails, Monmouthshire

The Tread and Trot Trails app (www.treadandtrottrails.co.uk) for Android and Apple devices contains details of trails designed to help you explore the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside on foot, on a bike or on horseback, competing in time trials and spotting wildlife as you go.