Ride to Old Radnor
The Old Radnor Trail is a two day trail ride staying overnight at the Harp Inn in the village of Old Radnor from which this trail takes it’s name. It is two medium to long days in the saddle of 16-18 miles in length. On the first morning of your horse riding holiday you’ll arrive at Freerein HQ to pack saddle bags, go through maps and routes and of course collect your fit and friendly GGs.
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.
Explore Offa’s Dyke & Hergest Ridge
The trail ride to the Harp at Old Radnor takes you past the Royal Oak in Gladestry. It is a potential late lunch stop, but only for those who move swiftly and trot out the miles. Otherwise take packed lunches and tie up somewhere along Offa’s Dyke after Newchurch or for an early nibble on Newchurch Hill by the old railway carriage. Lots of good canter opportunities along Offa’s Dyke and Hergest Ridge. One of the many highlights of this route is the part of Offa’s Dyke which takes you along the Hergest Ridge of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells fame before the exhilarating steep track which takes you to Old Radnor.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the highly rated Harp Inn or Bracken Ridge
The Harp Inn is a very popular stop for Freereiners. It offers an interesting and varied menu prepared by their professional chef. The rooms have been extensively renovated. The horses stay a 5 minute walk down the road with a friendly local farmer.
Return relaxed and refreshed . . .
The return trail ride from Old Radnor is at first along country lanes then along hill tracks past Pant Glas and Black Yat after which head straight for Painscastle or take a loop round Glascwm Hill before joining the tracks down into Painscastle. Then pop back over the Begwns enjoying a final canter or two, to 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.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast then catch and prepare your horses. Out on trail all day returning to Freerein HQ.
Enjoy lovely long canters on Hergest Ridge . . .