The Catali Trail
This is an eight day trail ride staying overnight at varied and interesting accommodations. This is our flagship trail ride and explores the best trail riding country in the UK. It heads all the way up to the Teme Valley on the Shropshire border and then over to the Ithon Valley in remote Mid Wales with an overnight stay at Abbeycwmhir. From here it heads all the way down to Builth Wells, the Eppynt and the Wye Valley. It is eight days in the saddle of 16-18 miles per day.
During this trail, riders are able to explore Beacon Hill a fine piece of hill with lots of tracks, great canters and panoramic views. It is a remote and seldom visited part of the Radnor Hills trail network and is highly rated by staff and customers.
For Freerein+ trail riders only . . .
Please note that this trail ride is only offered to those with previous experience of one of more Self Guided trail rides with Freerein. If you are contemplating your first Self Guided trail with us you can view a selection of suitable trails by following this link: horse riding holidays.
If some members of your group have done previous Self Guided trails and others haven’t, bookings on Freerein+ trails such as this one should be suitable for you and you are most welcome. If you are unsure please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat.
Heading north . . .
The ride to Old Radnor from Freerein could take you across the moors, then via Glascwm Hill and Black Yat.
To the Teme Valley . . .
An interesting and varied day first over Bache Hill and then the Radnor Fforest. The route then takes you via Monaughty and onto parts of Glyndwrs Way eventually leading to Knucklas. Your evening meal is at the Castle Inn, 2 minutes from the B&B. Your horses stay the night a 10 minute walk away at a local farm.
Explore remote parts of the Freerein trail riding network . . .
A fantastic day follows covering the length of Beacon Hill, spending the whole day on open hill. You drop down off the open hill to your overnight stop in the Teme Valley. One of my personal favorite days on trail anywhere. From the Teme Valley you head west across Moelfre Hill, through Llanbister, cross the Ithon Valley following parts of Glyndwrs Way to Abbeycwmhir and a night at a Guest House. Worth a visit in the village is The Happy Union Inn whose sign features a rotund gentleman riding a goat and sipping a mug of ale.
From here you head to Penybont then climb onto the westward edge of the Radnor Forest, along this and down to Llanfihangle Nant Melan.
The Eppynt and Wye Valley . . .
From Llanfihangle Nant Melan ride to Hundred House for lunch then more amazing hill over Aberedw and night in the market town of Builth Wells. Day seven sees you traverse the eastern edge of the Eppynt range to stay at Felin Fach. Finally cross the Wye Valley and trot over the Begwns to finish at Freerein HQ.
Arrive at Freerein HQ.
Meet horses and check your maps and routes. Out on trail all day and stay overnight at Old Radnor.
Out on trail all day for your second nights stay in Knucklas.
Tack up and head to Felindre.
Out on trail all day to Abbeycwmhir.
Out on trail all day to Llanfihangle Nant Melan
Onto Builth Wells
Arriving at Felin Fach.
Return to Freerein HQ, for tea/coffee and homemade cake.
An amazing ride and a massive achievement named after two Freereiners who fist rode the route back in 2013.
- Eight full days trail riding
- Seven nights accommodation on trail
- All Breakfasts
- All Packed Lunches
- Some Evening Meals
- Arrangements for duration of holiday
- Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
- Backup as required
- Luggage delivery
- Personalised route pack for trail
- All drinks at any bar
- Three evening meals (amount will be taken off invoice)