Radnor Hamlets Trail

Highly recommended first time trail – varied terrain, great riding & route choices each day.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Radnor Hamlets Trail.

Radnor Hamlets

A fine and varied four days in the Radnor Hills leaving Freerein along the green lanes and hill tracks that are the start of the Begwns Trails. At the end of the first day you and your horses will stay at either Goblaen or Newgate guest houses for the night.

Great riding days in the saddle

A great choice of routes is offered on the second day. An early start is recommended for the longer trail which has the option to stop at the Royal Oak Inn for lunch. Alternatively take a packed lunch tie up under the huge old pine trees near Black Yat and take in the views. Either way your route finishes the day by descending to Llanfihangel Nant Melan where you and your horses stay the night at the Red Lion Inn, Fforest Inn or Fedw B&B.

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Riders making their way to their first nights stop at Cwmfillo

Continue Exploring

The third day on this horse riding holiday, another day in the saddle takes you to the hamlet of Bettws. Again you have the option of a pub to stop at – The Severn Arms – where you can tether the horses and enjoy lunch.

Start your day by skirting the edge of the Radnor Fforest with outstanding views across Mid-Wales and great canter opportunities.  Drop down off the hill and follow the lanes to the village of Penybont, where your pub stop awaits.  After lunch follow the old green lanes and fields into Bettws to either Bettws Mill, Little Bettws or Glanoer guest houses.

The final day offers a choice of routes via Llanbedr Hill & Maun Pools back to Painscastle and over the hills to Freerein HQ.

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Riders making their way to their first nights stop at Cwmfillo


  • Day 1

    Pack saddle bags then prepare your horses. Go through your individual route pack & depart HQ. Out on trail all day. Arrive at New House or Cwmfillo - 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 an option to stop at Royal Oak Inn. Relax for the evening at the Red Lion or Fforest Inn.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Pub lunch option. Relax for the evening at Goblaen or Newgate.

  • Day 4

    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.

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Riders making their way home on their final day of the Radnor Hamlets Trail

The best part was being able to start at our own pace and stop when and where we wanted for breaks, photos, lunch - perfect

On Trail Accommodation

Many of our holidays have a number of different accommodation places connected to the specific trail route that you are booking. Freerein book the places you stay at. You do not have a choice of accommodation as we book the best available to suit your group .

Your accommodation places are confirmed in writing when you are invoiced.

Night 1

  • Goblaen Guest House

    Goblaen Guest House is a fantastic place to stay. Friendly hosts and great food.

  • Newgate Guest House

    In a beautiful rural setting, five miles from the iconic town of Hay-on-Wye, Newgate Farm offers accommodation for up to 6 guests and horses.  There are three attractive double bedrooms and two shared shower rooms with toilets. There are no single or twin rooms, so single travellers will have a double to themselves. Your steeds…

Night 2

  • Fforest Inn

    The Fforest Inn is located in the pretty hamlet of Llanfihangel Nant Melan. One of Wales’ oldest pubs, The Fforest Inn was originally built in the 16th century as a Drovers inn. Steeped in history and recently renovated, it still retains many of its original features but now compliments them with a comfortable, welcoming environment.…

  • Red Lion Inn

    Picturesquely situated under the steep slopes of the Radnor Forest the Red Lion has catered for more riders than any other Freerein accommodation. During that time it has built up a trade and reputation to fit the description “restaurant with rooms”. There are two cosy little bars with log burning stoves, a simple and tasty…

  • Fedw B&B

    Fedw Farm is set on a hill overlooking the Edw valley and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Wales.  The building is a 16th century hunting lodge which provides 4 star accommodation all year round. Fedw can accommodate up to six guests with various options of sleeping arrangements, most rooms are…

Night 3

  • Bettws Mill Guest House

    Bettws Mill is set in its own nature reserve with ancient oak woods and riverside meadow. It is a place of peacefulness in the hill country of mid-Wales which can boast fine starlit night skies.  Your host Anne stewards the land in a way that encourages conservation and biodiversity – over fifty species of birds…

  • Little Bettws Guest House

    Little Bettws Guest House, located on the western edge of the Edw Valley, is a beautiful stone building, formerly a Victorian school, dating from 1874. This tranquil and captivating place is set within its own 5 acres of grounds with the River Edw, a tributary of the Wye, running through. Next door stands the small…

  • Glanoer Guest House

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue and Dave at Glanoer Guest House. Positioned in a picturesque rural location near to Hundred House in its own idyllic 8 acres, it is a supurb place to stay and relax for both horses and riders alike. You are free to explore the grounds here taking in…

Radnor Hamlets Trail - 4 Days - £810pp

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Freerein Chester meeting the locals!