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Horse Riding in Wales

Explore the Brecon Beacons horseback—the experience you've never been riding before!

Best time: May–July | September

Horse Riding
Horse Riding

The Brecon Beacons National Park holds riding centres which help riders of all abilities to discover this great place in Wales blessed with its beautiful terrain, to challenge and inspire. Novices and advanced riders who feel the passion to horseback riding can enjoy the central hills of the Brecon Beacons including the foothills of Pen-y-Fan.

The centres have a wide range of horses to choose. Kids can ride on ponies along the defined route; adults can take native Welsh cobs. The qualified trail guides accompany you during the riding. This activity is perfect for those who looks for a great excuse to get close to a horse and de-stress from the pace of mechanical life. The best time to explore the Brecon Beacons horseback is from May to July and in September, at a time when there is no heat and rain.

Practical info

What types of horses are available for horseback riding in Brecon Beacons National Park?

Visitors can choose from a variety of horses at the riding centers at Brecon Beacons National Park. These include native Welsh cobs for adults and ponies for children. Riders of all levels can expect to find horses suitable to their size, skill level, height, and experience. Centers pair riders with horses before the ride to ensure comfort. Show more

Can beginner riders participate in horse riding in Brecon Beacons National Park?

Horseback riding at Brecon Beacons National Park is suitable for riders of all ages and experience levels. Riding centers cater to beginner riders, offering a variety of horses. Each rider will be paired with a guide and comfortable horse, and then set off on the ride. Guides accompany riders throughout the journey to ensure their safety and comfort. Show more

Where are the best locations to go horseback riding in Brecon Beacons National Park?

Brecon Beacons National Park has several locations for horseback riding. Black Mountain for pony trekking, Black Mountains for rugged beauty with panoramic views, and Talybont Reservoir for valleys and mountains are some options. Open meadows in Brecon Beacons and exploring the foothills of Pen-y-Fan are other options. Visitors can check with riding centers for more information about suitable locations depending on their experience level. Show more

When is the best time of the year to go horseback riding in Brecon Beacons National Park?

May to July and September are the best times to go horseback riding in Brecon Beacons National Park. During these months, the weather is favorable, and it's not too hot. There is less chance of rain during these periods. The summer months offer more daylight, while autumn brings vibrant colors and breathtaking views. Visitors can plan their visit depending on their preference to enjoy the outdoor activities fully. Show more

What other outdoor activities can visitors do in Brecon Beacons National Park besides horseback riding?

Brecon Beacons National Park offers many outdoor activities besides horseback riding. Hiking, mountain biking, wildlife adventure, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding are some options. Visitors can also explore dramatic landscapes on a scenic drive, vast caves, historic sites, or relax and picnic. Riding centers can suggest other activities depending on visitors' tastes. Brecon Beacons National Park is a vast area to explore outdoor opportunities. Show more

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