Old Radnor Trail

Long days in the saddle and staying overnight at the pretty hamlet of Old Radnor.

We all look forward to welcoming you on the Old Radnor Trail Ride.

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.

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Horses and riders making their way up to the top of Hergest Ridge

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.

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Horses and riders making their way up to the top of Hergest Ridge


  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein HQ. Meet horses and check your maps and routes. Out on trail all day and stay overnight at Old Radnor.

  • Day 2

    Enjoy a cooked breakfast then catch and prepare your horses. Out on trail all day returning to Freerein HQ.

Freerein Molly and friends enjoying a canter on the way back to Freerein HQ
Freerein Molly and friends enjoying a canter on the way back to Freerein HQ

Enjoy lovely long canters on Hergest Ridge . . .

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.

Old Radnor Trail
2 Days

2019 Booking Conditions

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

2020 Booking Conditions

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Horse and rider look down over Old Radnor from the top of Hergest Ridge