Ride out on Ceredigion’s waymarked horseriding routes along quiet country lanes, bridleways and ancient trails. Ceredigion's riding routes take you through woodland, along river valleys mountain tracks used over the centuries by shepherds and drovers.
A network of riding routes across Ceredigion
There is a network of bridleways, grassy tracks and quiet lanes to enjoy across Ceredigion. Download Ceredigion on Horseback booklet for maps and descriptions of a dozen waymarked routes, and a 78 mile (126km) north-south linear route that wends its way across Ceredigion taking in the Rheidol, Ystwyth, Aeron and Teifi Valleys.
The north-south linear route's starting point provides a link to the National Bridleroute Network via the east-west Prince Llewelyn route between the Cambrian Mountains and the sandy shores of Cardigan Bay .
The Ystwyth Trail is also a linear route between Aberystwyth and Tregaron which has sections suitable for horseriding, and links to circular routes at Llanilar (route 2 in booklet)and Trawsgoed (route 7 in booklet).
All the routes are suitable for any horse ridden regularly and vary in length from the gentle 6 mile (9km) route along quiet lanes and field edge paths of the Penbryn circular ride (route 10 in the booklet) to the 21 miles (34Km) Llanilar circular which takes in a disused railway track and some steep climbs and descents between hilltop ridges between the Rheidol and Ystwyth river valleys. Several of the routes give options for shorter and longer loops and links to other routes described in the guide.
There are additional trails which are suitable for horseriding listed in the Walks and Rides site.
Sometimes maintenance work may be taking place on some routes. Please check for route updates before setting off on a ride.
The Ceredigion Bridleways Group organises fun rides and has a useful website.