A classic Freerein route & horse riding holiday. This ride circumnavigates the main area of the Great Cambrian Horse Trail network. Covering around 100 miles no part of your route is repeated.
An amazing adventure
Your seven day adventure through Mid Wales takes in a large variety of terrain and accommodation places. Starting at Freerein HQ you travel over open hill, through forests and secluded valleys, ford streams and canter over heather covered moorland. All the days are between 14-18 miles per day with options to vary the route on this horse riding holiday.
The Radnor Ronda travels extensively through both Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. These are two of the thirteen historic and former administrative counties of Wales. Both were abolished in 1974 and transferred their administration to the new county of Powys. Poverty and agricultural change, decline and industrial progress elsewhere has always made Radnorshire and Brecknockshire places of net emigration. This makes these areas the least populated of England and Wales.
You can still ride all day without seeing anyone, just your trusty steeds, riding companions and the occasional Red Kite for company.
Ride through perfect horse country
As on most trails your first day travels over the Begwns through Painscastle and on to either New House or Cwmfillo for your first night on trail. From here the route takes you northeast towards the New Radnor plain and a night at Old Radnor.
From Old 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 continuing on to Rhosgoch and Goblaen or Bettws for your overnight stop.
From Rhosgoch the length of Llanbedr hill awaits then a night on the banks of the River Wye at Glasbury staying at one of three fantastic B&Bs. From Glasbury your last day brings you back to Freerein HQ. Well done!
This is an absolute favourite trail of Freerein customers and staff alike.
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 Cwmfillo or New House. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to the Harp Inn or Bracken Ridge.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Fishpools.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Glanoer or Bettws.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Newgate or Goblaen.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Wye Knot Stop B&B.
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.
We loved the whole experience and the route was brilliant. What a sense of achievement.
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.
Goblaen Guest House
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Newgate Guest House
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