Explorer Trail

Venture into the hills & stay overnight at a welcoming country inn or B&B.

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

Hit the trail

Arrive at Freerein HQ to meet your guide, fellow riders, and horses. Then ride out over the hills, covering between 15-20 miles to your overnight stop.  It is a fine, long and varied riding day in the saddle.

Join a ride or hire your own guide

You can either join this ride on set dates or you can hire your own guide. If you hire your own guide, you can start & finish on any days and dates throughout our season.

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Riders enjoy a drink at the Roast Ox Inn

Stay at a welcoming country inn or B&B

The Explorer Trail has four different route options, each with a spectacular two days of riding and an overnight stop at either an Inn or B&B.

Drovers Route:

Accommodation at The Roast Ox – a small independently owned inn in the middle of the hills. Offering excellent food and beverages and a log burning fire. Please note that when trails stay at the Roast Ox, the horses stay a few miles away. Transfer to and from the horses field is by road.

Wye Valley Route:

Stay overnight in the village of Glasbury at one of three warm and welcoming B&Bs, with your evening meal being served at the comfortable and refined Foyles bar and restaurant.

Old Radnor Route:

Stay at the The Harp Inn, a wonderful country pub with outstanding views of the Radnor Hills.  According to room availability, some riders may stay at Bracken Ridge B&B, just a 30 second walk down the road.  Your evening meal is still taken at the Harp Inn.

Melan Route:

Overnight at the Fforest Inn, a fantastic country inn with delicious home-cooked food and comfortable rooms.  The horses stay just outside.

Return relaxed and refreshed

After a comfortable night in the relaxing atmosphere of your accommodation, riders saddle-up for the return journey, with each route offering lots of open hill and fantastic canter opportunies.  Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with views North taking in the Radnor Hills towards Radnor Fforest and the views South include the full length of the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons, Pen y Fan to Lord Hereford’s Knob!

The usual return to HQ is for 4pm. Time now to unsaddle and finish your riding holiday with tea and cakes.

A relaxing and invigorating weekend riding holiday away from it all on a real trail ride.  The ultimate mini-break!

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Riders enjoy a drink at the Roast Ox Inn

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein HQ at 9am. Meet fellow riders and guide. Pack your saddle bags then prepare your horses (guide on hand to explain any thing you are unsure of). Tea and see your route for the day, depart Freerein. Out on trail all day. Arrive, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field. Enjoy a relaxed evening at the Inn.

  • Day 2

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

Horses and Riders on an Explorer Trail
Horses and Riders posing for the camera on the Begwns

We were bowled over by the organisation and friendliness of Freerein - can't wait to book a longer trip!

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.

Explorer Trail
2 Days
£380pp

2019 Booking Conditions

2020 Pricing:
£450pp all inclusive
[Single Occupancy £480pp]

2020 Booking Conditions

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🗓 31st August 2019 - 2 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 3rd September 2019 - 5 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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7th September 2019 - Fully Booked
🗓 21st September 2019 - 2 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 5th October 2019 - 5 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 12th October 2019 - 5 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 19th October 2019 - 7 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 11th April 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 18th April 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 2nd May 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 9th May 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 16th May 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 23rd May 2020 - 6 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 6th June 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 20th June 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 27th June 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 4th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 11th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 18th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 25th July 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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🗓 22nd August 2020 - 8 Saddles Available (Drovers Route)
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Hire your own Guide – £165 per day

Pricing 2020 £180 per day

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Explorer Trail
Freerein Chester and rider enjoying their trail