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Riding Around Tintern

Riding is not easily available in the immediate area around Tintern. However the Black Mountains are just under an hour's drive from Tintern and offer both easy and exciting trekking.

To reach the Black Mountain riding area you need to head towards Llanthony Priory, well worth a visit to see the ruins (a smaller version of Tintern Abbey and with a similar history) and to use as a centre for walking. There is a free car park and hostelry.
The simple route is via the A466 north out of Tintern, turn left (at ten miles) on the A40 at the bridge and traffic lights close to Monmouth, and head for Abergavenny on the A40. Some seven miles along the A40 you need to take the slip road off the dual carriageway to stay on the A40 (the dual Carriageway becomes the A449 to Newport). Continue on the A40 (a further nine miles) until you hit the junction with the A465 just before you reach Abergavenny. Go around the large road complex to take the A465 north towards Hereford.
Just after 5 miles you can branch off left towards Llanthony, follow the signs for Llanthony which is about five miles along this narrow road. The views are superb and the road has several venues for pony trekking into the hills.
Riding venues continue until you have passed Llanthony and reach Capel y Finn at about eight miles from the A465.
Pony trekking varies from easy (a trot to the pub), to exciting, climbing the surrounding hills, viewing waterfalls etc. The ground is at its wildest at the Capel y Finn end of the road.
Note : it is well worth continuing on further on the road as it climbs out through Gospel Pass between Hay Bluff and Lord Hereford's Knob to give superb views before dropping down to Hay on Wye.

Llanthony Pony Trekking Court Farm, Llanthony
Tel : 01873-890359

Grange Pony Trekking Capel y Fin
Tel : 01873-890215