Caeiago Horse Riding Centre
Caeiago Riding Holidays – The Farm Ride
This ride takes you up over the hills above the village of Ffaldybrenin riding over Blaennant farm. Then we head down into the Twrch valley and up the side of Craig Twrch stopping at the mountain hitching rail for lunch. The views from the top of the mountain are outstanding.
The afternoon takes us further down the Sarn Helen Road and into the Clywedog Forestry before we start heading down the mountain and back to Caeiago riding centre.
We recommend to bring a camera for all the rides. We also love to include photos and video from riding trips. If you have photos or video of your Caeiago riding holidays please send them to us. We are always keen to include customers photos and video on our website. To send us your pictures or video please use the contact us page.
The name Cwmtwrch (Welsh language: ‘Valley of the Wild Boar’) derives from the “Twrch Trwyth” a mythical wild boar of King Arthur’s legends. The ancient Welsh folklore tales of the Mabinogion in early Welsh literature. The legend relates to one of Arthur’s tasks. To rid the western Brecon Beacons of the pack of wild boars that were terrorizing the people. Arthur chased the boars from Dyfed eastward towards Powys. On the Black Mountain (range), he picked up a large stone (the carreg fryn fras) and cast it towards the wild animals. This struck dead the leader of the pack on the edge of a valley near Craig-Y-Fran Gorge. The big boar’s body rolled down the valley and into the river. This is now called the River Twrch. The big stone is still on the mountain.
In this area also is the legend of the Lady of the Lake of Llyn y Fan Fach.