Glasfryn Marathon Riding Trail, Horse Riding Llanfyllin, Powys - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales

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Llanfyllin Powys Wales
Waymarked in purple the Glasfryn Marathon is ideally suited for the experienced carriage driver and horse. With three challenging sections the route offers the opportunity to travel the forestry roads with their especially installed carriage gates. In addition the route offers the rider the chance to enjoy the picturesque surroundings whatever the time of year. Upon leaving the parking area you proceed along the road leading past the caravan park on the right. The road meanders climbing slowly to the open view of the Warren and Yr Allt Boeth woods on your right, passing through some mature Norway Spruce. The small pockets of broadleaves in Warren wood make for a very colourful autumn display. Proceed along the waymarked route to Hendre Dyfnant throught the carriage gateway and following the contours the route takes you along Moel Achles and the views over the Vyrnwy valley open begin to appear. During the late spring and the summer months the verges and track will be lush with grass and woodland flowers. Proceed and as the road bears left the views will merge of the Cwm Cownwy valley begin to ermerge before your eyes. Travelling through mature Sitka Spruce stands and following the route to the right around Ffridd Dyfnant the farmland opens out. Following the border you will see the young trees growing on the right, the Glasfryn route once again opens up to view the Warren and Yr allt Boeth areas and gives way to the higher hills beyond. Whereby during the winter months on a sunny day a colourful display of orange tones linger showing the larches and darker tones of the mature conifers mixed with a generous amount of grassland. The route then merges with other rainbow trails and continues on it’s return journey and passes through what was previously Lliwdiarth parkland before becoming a planted forest. There is small evidence of a railway line in the trees along here which was used to haul from the small quarry on the estate.
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