A new 53-mile ride has been opened today by the British Horse Society (BHS) in Wales.

The route, called the Sea Horse Ride, stretches from Talacre at the mouth of the River Dee, south to the A5 at Glyndyfrdwy.

BHS director of access Mark Weston said it would offer “spectacular riding”. It begins with a wide beach and a lighthouse, and progresses to the Clwydian Range with views across the Vale of Clwyd, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The ride will link up with the Prince Llywelyn Ride (80 miles long), the Radnor Forest Ride (70 miles) and forthcoming Sarn Helen and William Morgan routes to form one large ride called the Great Dragon Ride. A BHS spokesman said the Great Dragon should be fully open next year.

The route was devised by former regional access and bridleways officer Brenda Wickham, with help from the BHS North East Wales Committee and Wales on Horseback.