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.
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!.