Radnor Fforest

The original ‘Freerein Trail’ five days of superb trail riding.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Radnor Fforest 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 for your overnight stop, both guest houses offer 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 then 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, in the afternoon stunning views are on offer along a 3 mile ridge which is the route to your next night’s stop.

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.

Horse riding holidays radnor fforest trail
Exploring the Radnor Forests
Horse riding holidays radnor fforest trail
Exploring the Radnor Forests

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.

    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.

    Riding to the hamlet of Old Radnor for your second nights stop.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day to Fishpools.

    Relax for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day with a choice of routes.

    Relax for the evening at the inn.

  • Day 5

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day.

    Return all the way to Freerein HQ for around 5pm for tea/coffee and homemade cake.

Radnor Fforest horse riding holiday
A cold but beautiful day out on trail!

Customer approach is superb. The horses are amazingly confident and happy.

Radnor Fforest
5 Days - £1260pp

£1260pp all inclusive
[Single Occupancy £1380pp]

Booking Conditions

Price includes:

  • Five full days trail riding
  • Four nights accommodation on trail
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Packed Lunches
  • All Evening Meals
  • Arrangements for duration of holiday
  • Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
  • Backup as required
  • Luggage delivery
  • Personalised route pack for trail

Price excludes:

  • All drinks at any bar
  • Tips