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Horse riding & racing

Kings Wood and Trothy Valley Riding Routes

The main route to the north of the Trothy is 10.5km (6 1/2miles) long and passes through land belonging to the country estate of Treowen and through King’s Wood. There are also several short cut options. It is difficult to say which King the wood was named after, but given that Monmouth became a Royal lordship in the middle of the 13th Century it is possible that it was named after Edward III.

For the enthusiastic race-goer there are well-known racecourses at Chepstow, where the Welsh Grand National is run in January.
Cheltenham, famous for the Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup in March and many other meetings .
Hereford Race Course which holds many meetings through the year.

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