Red Kite Trail - 6 Days - Self Guided - £1130

View on a trail riding holiday towards the Black Mountains

View towards black mountains, on the Red Kite Trail.

View on a trail riding holiday towards the Black Mountains

Explore the heart of Mid Wales . . .

Starting from Freerein HQ you head northwards over the Begwns to Painscastle then east travelling the old drover trails and open hillside to stay at either the New House Farm or Cwmfillo Guest House. This horse riding holiday then continues northeast towards the New Radnor plain and a night at Old Radnor.

View magnificent Red Kites . . .

This trail is named after the magnificent Red Kite. You may be lucky enough to see some on this trail. They are very distinctive because of their forked tail and striking colour – predominantly chestnut red with white patches under the wings and a pale grey head.

Persecution meant that the bird was exterminated in England, Scotland and most of Wales by the end of last century. Only in rural Mid Wales did the Red Kite hang on, their numbers down to just a few pairs. Thanks to the efforts of a number of individuals and organisations numbers are now increasing. Happily sightings of the Red Kite are now common on many Freerein trails.

Red Kite

A Red Kite

Optional rest day . . .

You have the option of taking a rest day on this horse riding holiday. It must be pre-arranged but can be taken at any point during the trip.

Satisfying adventure . . .

From New Radnor the trail swings north and over the Radnor Fforest (the highest point in Powys) before coming gently to land at the smallholding of Lower Fishpools where a warm welcome awaits horses and riders.

From Fishpools you circumnavigate the western side of the Radnor Fforest and drop eventually down to stay at either Glanoer or Bettws. The fifth day on trail finds you exploring Gwaunceste Hill before coming to the Old Rectory for your final overnight stop.

Return relaxed and refreshed . . .

Your final day takes in Llanbedr Hill and the western side of the Begwns.

Then back to Freerein HQ for tea and cake – Well done!.

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Itinerary

  • 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 to New House or Cwmfillo. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to the Harp Inn or Bracken Ridge.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Lower Fishpools.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Glanoer or Bettws.

  • Day 5

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Old Rectory.

  • Day 6

    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.

Red Kite Trail Map

Red Kite Trail Map

View on day 3 of the Red Kite Trail

Stunning views on the Red Kite Trail

Your Horse Riding Holiday

A real six day trail ride staying overnight at guest houses country inns. Great riding and varied scenery. We all look forward to welcoming you on The Red Kite Trail . . .

Pricing

The price is £1130 per person including everything except your lunches and evening meals.

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Steady hacks through forestry and exhilarating canters on open hillsides. Very little roadwork. Ponies were fit and willing . . .

Red Kite Trail - 6 Days - Self Guided - £1130

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