Welsh Prince Trail

Explore remote mountain tracks on this first-rate four day break.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Guided Welsh Prince Trail.

Head into the hills.

Arrive Freerein HQ for 9am to meet fellow riders, your guide and horses.

As with all our guided riding holidays there is a maximum of 8 riders when you join a ride on set dates. Your luggage is delivered by road.

Each night the horses are turned out a short walk or drive from your overnight stop. This trail stays at small inns or B&B’s on route.

Join a ride or hire your own guide.

You can either join a guided Welsh Prince Trail on set dates or you can hire your own guide and ride this trail.

If you hire your own guide for your group you can start and finish the trail on any days and dates throughout our season (as long as we have a guide available). Hiring you own guide is free for groups of 4 or more riders and £165 per day for groups less than four.

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Riders explore Newchurch Hill on day two of the Welsh Prince Trail

Riding holidays through perfect horse country.

The first part of this trail will be familiar to many riders – the wide cantering tracks across the Begwns leading down through woods above the Wye Valley. The trail to Builth then runs across the Eppynt high above the Wye Valley returning to the river at Builth Wells.

You travel the full length of Aberedw Hill on the second day before crossing the valley up onto Llanbedr Hill. From there is a choice of longer or shorter tracks leading eventually to the Roast Ox Inn, Painscastle where you stay the night. Please note that when guided trails stay at the Roast Ox, the horses stay a few miles away. Transfer to and from the horses field is by road.

From here head over the famous Hergest Ridge with ideal canter tracks to stay the night in Old Radnor at either Bracken Ridge B&B or the Harp Inn.

The ride back to HQ across the heather hills of Glascwm and Llanbedr to Freerein HQ offers a fantastic final day on trail.

A varied and exciting four day trail riding holiday with long days and interesting overnight stops. Ideal for frequent guided visitors looking to explore new routes.

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Riders explore Newchurch Hill on day two of the Welsh Prince Trail

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Meet your fellow riders and guide. Pack saddle bags then meet and prepare your horses. Out on trail all day. Relax for the evening staying in Builth Wells or Penybont.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Long day, out on trail all day. Relax for the evening at Painscastle.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Pub lunch options. Relax for the evening in the hamlet of Old Radnor.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Return to Freerein HQ 4-5 pm for tea and homemade cake.

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Horses and Riders enjoying a canter on day three of the Welsh Prince Trail

I loved every minute and recommend this trail to anyone who loves riding.

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

  • Llanelwedd Arms Inn

    The Llanelwedd Arms Hotel was built in the 17th Century and is full of character with its uneven walls, wood beams and traditional Welsh craftsmanship. Here you experience a warm and friendly welcome from Kath, Eileen and staff who will make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The hotel offers an excellent choice of food, and…

  • Cedars B&B

    Situated in Builth Wells, The Cedars Guesthouse is a 4-star rated guesthouse with views of the Wye Valley, free private parking and free Wi-Fi all a short walk to the shops, pubs and restaurants in town.  Each room includes freesat TV with over 200 channels, tea/coffee making facilities and en suites have complimentary toiletries and…

  • Severn Arms Inn

    Situated in Penybont on the edge of the Radnor Forest not a restaurant with rooms, not a pub with accommodation, this is definitely a hotel. Lounge bar, public bar, large comfortable dining room, residents lounge, outside patio in the spacious tidily kept gardens, and, for many riders – what bliss – there are baths as…

Night 2

  • Roast Ox Inn

    This must be the hottest property in Painscastle. In the winter of 1969 it burned down under the name “Maesllwch Arms”. In the summer of 1991, under the name ”Black Ox”, it again went up in smoke. For a number of years it remained a burned out eyesore until it was lovingly restored in 2005.…

Night 3

  • Harp Inn

    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…

  • 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…

Dates & Prices

Dates

Join a ride in 2019:

April 25th
May 22nd
June 6th
July 11th
August 22nd
September 19th
October 10th


Hire your own guide in 2019:

Any days & dates -
Thursday 18th April to Sunday 20th October

Starts at 9am


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Pricing

The price is £810pp per person including everything except your lunches and evening meals.

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Your Horse Riding Holiday

Explore remote mountain tracks on this first-rate four day break.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Guided Welsh Prince Trail.

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