Original Freerein trail . . .
This highly recommended original Freerein horse riding holiday was first offered to customers back in 1991. Apart from a couple of accommodation changes this classic route has remained unaltered since. Over 5 days it circumnavigates the Radnor Fforest and climbs to over 2000ft, taking in some of the finest horse terrain and scenery the Radnor Hills have to offer.
Explore with your trusty steed . . .
Travelling from Freerein HQ over the Begwns through Painscastle you come to the end of your first day to stay at either New House or The Old Rectory. Both fine old guest houses and offering a very warm welcome for horses and riders. This is your first night on trail.
From your first night’s stop you travel over Red Hill travelling directly North before heading east towards the plain of New Radnor to stay at Old Radnor.
After New Radnor your trail takes you high into the Radnor Fforest via the tiny village of Bleddfa. Bleddfa means “place of the wolf”, for it is here that the last wolf in Wales is said to have been killed in 1997. A remote and ‘off the beaten track’ part of Wales. Bleddfa also has a pub – the Hundred House Inn – where riders can rest for a late lunch and beverages before continuing through the remote Cwm -y-Gerwynn valley and down to Fishpools to stop overnight.
Stay at interesting, unique accommodations on route . . .
From Fishpools travel west of the Radnor Fforest with the option to stop at the Severn Arms, Penybont for lunch. In the afternoon stunning views are on offer along a 3 mile ridge which is the route to your next night’s stop at the Red Lion Inn or Fforest Inn.
From Llanfihangel nant Melan you have a long day returning all the way back to Freerein HQ, lots of open hill with the possibility of great canters. A classic trail and a very satisfying 5 day horse riding holiday.