A new 80-mile ride across farmland, forest and moorland has just been opened in Wales by the British Horse Society (BHS).

Known as the Prince Llywelyn Ride, the trail runs from the Powys Shropshire border to the mid-Wales coast at Borth.

Mark Weston, BHS director of access, safety and welfare, said: “This new ride provides riders with the opportunity to ride across Wales, experiencing beautiful and varied landscapes and vistas. It will hopefully attract a large number of equine tourists to the area and make a significant contribution to the local economy.”

The route was devised by former regional access and bridleways officer Brenda Wickham and passes through just five villages and a number of tiny hamlets.

Ms Wickham said: “It has taken two years of hard work by a number of people to get to this point and it is wonderful to see all that effort come to fruition.”