Radnor Fforest

A real five day trail ride staying overnight at two guest houses and two country inns. Great riding on varied terrain with lots of route options.

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

Original Freerein Trail . . .

Originally offered to customers back in 1991, this original Freerein horse riding holiday is highly recommended. This legendary route has remained unchanged since, a couple of accommodation changes aside. Circumnavigating the Radnor Fforest over 5 days you’ll climb to over 2000ft, while taking in some of the finest horse terrain and scenery the Radnor Hills have to offer.

Explore with your trusty steed . . .

From Freerein HQ you’ll travel over the Begwns through Painscastle before stopping at a welcoming guest house at the end of your first day. These classic guest houses provide comfort and sanctuary for horses and riders alike.

On your second day you’ll take in Red Hill before travelling east towards New Radnor to stopover at Old Radnor.

Your trail then heads through the tiny village of Bleddfa to the Radnor Fforest. The last wolf in Wales was said to have been killed here back in 1997, hence why Bleddfa translates to “place of the wolf”. Despite being an “off the beaten track” and remote part of the country, there’s a pub in Bleddfa – known as the Hundred House Inn – you pass this continuing through the remote Cwm -y-Gerwynn valley and down to Fishpools to stop for the night.

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A beautiful misty day out on trail

Stay at interesting, unique accommodations on route . . .

From Fishpools travel west of the Radnor Fforest with the option to stop at the Severn Arms, Penybont for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll be treated to stunning views during the afternoon as you ride along a 3 mile ridge which is the route to the your next nights stop at a B&B or Inn.

On the long, final day you’ll travel along lots of open hills all the way back to Freerein HQ. A very satisfying 5 day trail riding holiday and truly classic trail.

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A beautiful misty day out on trail

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.

  • Day 2

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day.

    Riding to the Old Radnor. Relax for the evening at the inn.

  • Day 3

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day to Fishpools. Relax for the evening and enjoy a home cooked meal.

  • Day 4

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day with choice of routes. Relax for the evening.

  • Day 5

    Feed, groom and tack up your horse.

    Out on trail all day. Return all the way to Freerein HQ around 5pm for tea/coffee and homemade cake.

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Freerein Mercury, JB and Bramble resting at the Roast Ox Inn over lunch

Customer approach is superb. The horses are amazingly confident and happy . . .

Radnor Fforest
5 Days - £1260pp

£1260pp all inclusive
[Single Occupancy £1380pp]

Booking Conditions

Price includes:

  • Five full days trail riding
  • Four nights accommodation on trail
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Packed Lunches
  • All Evening Meals
  • Arrangements for duration of holiday
  • Trail riding horse, tack & saddlebags
  • Backup as required
  • Luggage delivery
  • Personalised route pack for trail

Price excludes:

  • All drinks at any bar
  • Tips