Old Drovers - 3 Days - Self Guided - £543

old drovers horse riding holiday

Exploring Red Hill on the Old Drovers horse riding holiday

old drovers horse riding holiday

This classic Freerein trail, which explores the best of the Radnor Hills, will have special appeal to riders seeking flexible length riding days. Each day can be shortened or lengthened according to how the legs, or other parts, are coping.

Diverse overnight stops…

This trail also gives riders the opportunity to sample both of the main accommodation types available. Freerein offers a total of 30 different places to stay overnight whilst on trail. This divides mainly into welcoming guest houses and individual country inns. The Old Drovers Trail stays at one guest house and one country inn – the perfect mix.

Map reading on this holiday

Map reading on trail

Head into the hills…

The first day out from Freerein follows one of the Begwns Trails to end the day with a warm welcome at either New House, The Old Rectory or Cwmfillo. Riders who would like an evening drink, please remember to pack a bottle or two with your luggage and we will deliver.

Stop at wayside inn for lunch or enjoy a picnic on the hill…

The following day, follow remote heather moorland tracks with options to pause at either the Royal Oak or the Hundred House Inn or pause for a picnic lunch on one of the hills and enjoy the views on this horse riding holiday.

Your trail continues over the mysterious Black Yat to reach the Red Lion Inn or the Fforest Inn on the edge of the Radnor Forest, in the afternoon.

Choice of options on the final day…

On the last day, great trail riding over large areas of open hill with stunning views around the heart of Mid Wales via Glascwm Hill to Painscastle. Perhaps enjoy a well earned beverage here at the Roast Ox, then continue on to Freerein over the Begwns to enjoy a final canter or two.

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  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein HQ at 9am. Pack saddle bags then prepare your horses. Go through your individual route pack & depart. Out on trail all day. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field. Relax for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day with choice of routes to the Red Lion Inn/Fforest Inn. Relax for the evening at the inn.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Return all the way to Freerein HQ around 5pm for tea and homemade cake.

Old Drovers holiday Map

Old Drovers Map

Riders pause for lunch at a local inn

Lunch at an Inn en route - with beverages!

Your Horse Riding Holiday

A real three day trail ride staying overnight at one guest house and one country inn. Great riding on varied terrain with lots of route options. We all look forward to welcoming you on The Old Drovers Trail . .


The price is £543 per person including everything except your lunches and evening meals.

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The scenery was breathtaking and the trail wonderful, so many opportunities to have a good longer canter . . .

Old Drovers - 3 Days - Self Guided - £543

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