A spectacular trail ride . . .
A classic Freerein route & horse riding holiday. This ride circumnavigates the main area of the Great Cambrian Horse Trail network. Covering around 100 miles no part of your route is repeated.
An amazing adventure . . .
Your seven day adventure through Mid Wales takes in a large variety of terrain and accommodation places. Starting at Freerein HQ you travel over open hill, through forests and secluded valleys, ford streams and canter over heather covered moorland. All the days are between 14-18 miles per day with options to vary the route on this horse riding holiday.
The Radnor Ronda travels extensively through both Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. These are two of the thirteen historic and former administrative counties of Wales. Both were abolished in 1974 and transferred their administration to the new county of Powys. Poverty and agricultural change, decline and industrial progress elsewhere has always made Radnorshire and Brecknockshire places of net emigration. This makes these areas the least populated of England and Wales.
You can still ride all day without seeing anyone, just your trusty steeds, riding companions and the occasional Red Kite for company.
Optional Rest Day . . .
You have the option of taking a rest day on this horse riding holiday. It can be taken at any point during the trip and must be arranged when booking.
Ride through perfect horse country . .
On your first day you’ll travel over the Begwns through Painscastle and on to either Newhouse Farm or Cwmfillo guest houses for your first night. From there the route takes you north and eastwards towards the New Radnor plain and your second nights stay at either the Harp Inn Old Radnor or Bracken Ridge B&B.
The trail swings north from Old Radnor and over towards Radnor Fforest (the most elevated point in Powys) landing gently at the Lower Fishpools small holding where a warm welcome awaits riders and horses alike.
From Fishpools you travel along Radnor Fforest’s western side and eventually traverse down to stay at either Glanoer or Bettws, or Bettws Mill. You’ll explore Gwaunceste Hill on the fifth day of the trail before continuing onwards for your overnight stop at either Goblaen or Newgate Guest Houses.
The length of Llanbedr hill awaits the following morning, followed by a night on the banks of the River Wye at Llyswen staying at either the Wye Knot Stop B&B, or slightly further on in Felinfach at the Old Mill. Your last day brings you back to Freerein HQ. Well done!
This is an absolute favourite trail of Freerein customers and staff alike.
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 to Cwmfillo or the Old Rectory. Arrive at your accommodation, untack, feed & turn your horses out in the field.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to the Harp Inn/Bracken Ridge B&B.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Fishpools.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Glanoer or Bettws.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Old Rectory Guest House.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day to Wye Knot Stop B&B.
Feed, groom and tack up your horse. Out on trail all day. Return all the way to Freerein HQ around 5pm for tea and homemade cake.
We loved the whole experience and the route was brilliant. What a sense of achievement . . .
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…
Fishpools Guest House
Lower Fishpools is a traditional Welsh smallholding of 20 acres near the tiny hamlet of Bleddfa. A warm and friendly welcome is offered in cosy cottage accommodation amongst the peaceful surroundings of the Radnor Fforest. The grounds include the two pools that gave the house its name which are in the process of being restored.…
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…
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…
Wye Knot Stop B&B
A warm and friendly welcome awaits from Sue, your host at Wye Knot Stop B&B. Amidst the vibrant window boxes and fragrant hanging baskets, this charming and well run little B&B is located in the pretty village of Llyswen, in the Upper Wye Valley. It is also a thriving café and tea room frequented by…
Old Mill B&B
The Old Mill in Felinfach is a 16th Century converted corn mill, peacefully situated in its own grounds with plenty of room for the ponies to enjoy a relaxing evening amongst Shetland ponies, chicken, geese and guinea fowl. Riders also enjoy it here with its cosy inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and relaxing atmosphere. Special attention…