The Radnor Inns . . .
The Radnor Inns Trail is a three day trail ride staying overnight at two different country inns, the Harp Inn at Old Radnor and the Red Lion Inn or Fforest Inn at Llanfihangel-nant-Melan. On the first morning of your horse riding holiday you will arrive at Freerein HQ to pack saddle bags, go through maps and routes and of course collect your fit and friendly GGs. This trail is three medium to long days in the saddle.
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 lunches and tie up somewhere along Offa’s Dyke after Newchurch or for an early nibble, 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.
Stay over at two country inns . . .
The Harp Inn is a regular stop for Freereiners. It offers an interesting and varied menu prepared by their professional chef. The rooms have been extensively renovated. Bracken Ridge is a fantastic local B&B just 1 minute walk from the Harp Inn. The horses stay a 5 minute walk down the road with a friendly local farmer.
The following day to the always popular Red Lion or Fforest Inn. Possibly a leisurely start with a short ride along the old green lanes leading to New Radnor and the Radnor Arms for lunch, then out to Water Break Its Neck before heading for Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan.
Return trail through perfect horse country . . .
To end the trail maybe a sojourn in the Roast Ox and then onward over the Begwns to Freerein HQ.
Arrive at Freerein HQ. Meet horses and check your maps and routes. Transfer to Painscastle where you start the ride from. Out on trail all day and stay overnight at Old Radnor. Long day on trail.
Ride from Old Radnor to Llanfihangel Nant Melan and the Red Lion Inn or the Fforest Inn. Choice of routes with leisurely options.
Catch and prepare your horses. Large choice of routes. Out all day returning to Freerein HQ for tea/coffee and homemade cake.
Travel the ancient drovers roads, different inns each day for lunch and welcoming country inns & B&B's each night . . .
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.
Bracken Ridge B&B
A friendly welcome awaits at Bracken Ridge B&B. Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this B&B. It’s perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west and Herefordshire to the east. Bracken Ridge is situated in…
Even after a day in the saddle looking out across Wales you will be struck by the view from this inn. The Harp Inn is perched high above and looking down the Radnor Valley with Mid Wales to the west and Herefordshire to the east. The Harp Inn describes itself as a traditional inn with…
The Fforest Inn is located in the pretty hamlet of Llanfihangel Nant Melan. One of Wales’ oldest pubs, The Fforest Inn was originally built in the 16th century as a Drovers inn. Steeped in history and recently renovated, it still retains many of its original features but now compliments them with a comfortable, welcoming environment.…
Red Lion Inn
Picturesquely situated under the steep slopes of the Radnor Forest the Red Lion has catered for more riders than any other Freerein accommodation. During that time it has built up a trade and reputation to fit the description “restaurant with rooms”. There are two cosy little bars with log burning stoves, a simple and tasty…