A spectacular trail ride . . .
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.
Optional Rest Day . . .
You have the option of taking a rest day on this horse riding holiday. It can be taken at any point during the trip and must be arranged when booking.
Ride through perfect horse country . .
As on most trails your first day travels over the Begwns through Painscastle and on to either The Old Rectory 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 for your overnight stop.
From Rhosgoch the length of Llanbedr hill awaits then a night on the banks of the River Wye at Llyswen staying at Wye Knot Stop B&B. From Llyswen 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 the Old Rectory. 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 New House Farm.
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 few 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 . If you wish to stay at a specific place please do let us know on your booking form but we cannot guarantee it. It is the riding holiday you are booking with us and not specific places to stay.
Your accommodation places are confirmed in writing when you are invoiced.
Cwmfillo Guest House
Cwmfilo is a smallholding with quite extensive equestrian facilities. Your hostess, Julie, is a keen horse rider who offers guests comfortable and welcoming accommodation. She first started catering for riders a number of years ago and many riders have opted to include a stop at Cwmfilo in their subsequent trails with Freerein. Her small landscape…
Old Rectory Guest House
Very comfortable, very hospitable. This old vicarage farmhouse has been restored to a high standard by Lee and Wendy Miles. It is situated with direct access for riders onto Newchurch Hill and the old green droving road which links Newchurch and Offas Dyke to the Edw Valley and Cwmfilo. Guests will find fascinating collections of…
Bracken Ridge B&B
A friendly welcome awaits at Bracken Ridge B&B. Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this B&B. It’s perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west and Herefordshire to the east. Bracken Ridge is situated in…
Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this inn. The Harp Inn is perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west and Herefordshire to the east. The Harp Inn describes itself as a traditional inn with…
Fishpools Guest House
Lower Fishpools is a traditional Welsh smallholding of 20 acres near the tiny hamlet of Bleddfa. A warm and friendly welcome is offered in cosy cottage accommodation amongst the peaceful surroundings of the Radnor Fforest. The grounds include the two pools that gave the house its name which are in the process of being restored.…
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…
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…
New House Guest House
New House Farm is an interesting working farm of 43 acres which has one of the biggest folds of Highland cattle in Wales. They are long haired, long horned and quite small, and you may pass them on the open hill as you approach New House. Non-vegetarian riders staying here may find part of a…
Wye Knot Stop B&B
A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue, your host at Wye Knot Stop B&B. Amidst the vibrant window boxes and fragrant hanging baskets, this charming and well run little B&B is located in the pretty village of Llyswen, in the Upper Wye Valley. It is also a thriving café and tea room frequented by…
Your Horse Riding Holiday
A real seven day trail ride staying overnight at a variety of guest houses, inns and B&B’s. A stunning circumnavigation of the Great Cambrian Horse Trail network. Covers around 100 miles with no route repetitions with an optional rest day.
We all look forward to welcoming you on The Radnor Ronda Trail . . .
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