Radnor Farms

A real three day trail ride staying overnight at two welcoming and unique country hill farms. A fine trail ride over varied terrain.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Radnor Farms Trail . . .

Explore the Radnor Hills . . .

You’ll have the option to stay at a selection of unique country guest houses during this fine tour of the Radnor Hills. Newhouse, Cwmfillo, Newgate or Goblaen on the first night, before moving on to Bettws Mill B&B, Glanoer or Little Bettws on the second. The outward journey usually goes via Painscastle and over Llanbedr Hill for the first night’s rest at one of the Begwns trail guesthouses.

And the heart of Powys, Mid Wales

The second day will see you cross the open bracken and heather covered expanses of Little Hill, Glascwm Hill and Gwaunceste Hill. Tether up and with a picnic lunch in your saddlebags take in the views from the hillside. Your route drops down off the open hill along the old green lanes via Franksbride at the ancient four stones to stay the night at either Glanoer or Little Bettws. This ride will take you through the heart of Powys, which a scientific study by Manchester and Sheffield Universities proved is the happiest county in the United Kingdom. The researchers concluded “it’s no coincidence that the happiest area in the survey is the least overcrowded”.

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Climbing up onto Glascwm hill

Stop for a pub lunch . . .

You’ll cross the beautiful Aberedw Hill on your final day before traversing the Edw Valley and heading past the mysterious ‘Ireland’. The early birds will have time to have a relaxed pub lunch and beverages at the Roast Ox Inn. Then head back to Freerein HQ via the Begwns for that last canter of the day.

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Climbing up onto Glascwm hill

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Freerein HQ at 9am. Pack saddle bags then prepare your horses. Go through your individual route pack & depart. Out on trail all day. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field. Relax for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal at your first night's accommodation - Cwmfillo, New House or The Old Rectory.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day with choice of routes, picnic lunch. Relax at Little Bettws or Glanoer after a satisfying day on trail.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day with the option of a pub lunch at the Roast Ox. Return to Freerein HQ around 5pm for tea/coffee and homemade cake.

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Freerein Alfie enjoys a canter up to the top of Glascwm Hill

We loved how friendly everyone was, the welcome and food at the hill farms was outstanding . . .

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

  • Newhouse Guest House

    New House Farm is an interesting working farm of 43 acres which has one of the biggest folds of Highland cattle in Wales. They are long haired, long horned and quite small, and you may pass them on the open hill as you approach New House. Non-vegetarian riders staying here may find part of a…

  • Newgate Guest House

    In a beautiful rural setting, five miles from the iconic town of Hay-on-Wye, Newgate Farm offers accommodation for up to 6 guests and horses.  There are three attractive double bedrooms and two shared shower rooms with toilets. There are no single or twin rooms, so single travellers will have a double to themselves. Your steeds…

Night 2

  • Glanoer Guest House

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue and Dave at Glanoer Guest House. Positioned in a picturesque rural location near to Hundred House in its own idyllic 8 acres, it is a supurb place to stay and relax for both horses and riders alike. You are free to explore the grounds here taking in…

  • Little Bettws Guest House

    Little Bettws Guest House, located on the western edge of the Edw Valley, is a beautiful stone building, formerly a Victorian school, dating from 1874. This tranquil and captivating place is set within its own 5 acres of grounds with the River Edw, a tributary of the Wye, running through. Next door stands the small…

Dates & Prices

Dates

Start and finish any days & dates:

2018: Now to Sunday 14th October
2019: Thursday 18th April to Sunday 20th October

Starts at 9am


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Pricing

The price is £595pp per person including everything except your lunches and evening meals.

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Your Horse Riding Holiday

A real three day trail ride staying overnight at two welcoming and unique country hill farms. A fine trail ride over varied terrain.

We all look forward to welcoming you on The Radnor Farms Trail . . .

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Exploring the remote Gwaunceste Hill

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