Ride to the Teme Valley . . .
The Teme Valley Trail is a four day trail ride staying overnight at one inn, one B&B and one hotel. It heads all the way up to the Teme Valley on the Shropshire border and is four lengthy days in the saddle of 16-18 miles per day. During this trail, riders experience the full diversity of tracks, terrain and scenery offered by the Radnor Hills.
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.
Heading north . . .
The ride to Old Radnor from Freerein HQ could take you across the moors to the Royal Oak for lunch – but this would mean moving swiftly with plenty of trots. Otherwise bring packed lunches and ride via Glascwm Hill and Black Yat. Here you stay the night at the Harp Inn or Bracken Ridge B&B.
To the Teme Valley . . .
An interesting and varied day first over Bache Hill and then the Radnor Fforest. The route then takes you via Monaughty and onto parts of Glyndwrs way eventually leading to Knucklas and your nights stop at Belmont Cottages B&B or the Castle Inn. Your evening meal is taken at the The Castle Inn either way, which is a couple of minutes’ stroll from Belmont Cottages
Your horses stay the night a 10 minute walk away at a local farm.
Explore remote parts of the freerein trail riding network . . .
From the Teme Valley to the Severn Arms you will head to the grassy slopes of the Gwyrnygufron Ridge on Beacon Hill, fantastic slightly uphill canters for miles are on offer here. Then across the Bleddfa valley and make your way on to a fine track running beneath the northern side of the Radnor Forest all the way to Penybont and the Severn Arms Hotel, your final night’s stop.
The return along the high and exposed western edge of the Radnor Forest (panoramic views across Wales) offers the option to stop at the Red Lion for lunch before the journey back across the rolling hills to Painscastle. Perhaps a swift beverage here at the Roast Ox before popping back over the corner of 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.
On Trail all day to Belmont Cottages, Knucklas. Long Day, Packed lunch.
On trail to the Severn Arms, Packed lunch.
Long day coming home. Enjoy that last canter on the Begwns and return to Freerein HQ for tea/coffee and homemade cake.
Explore the seldom visited Beacon Hill, interesting and varied on route accommodation . . .
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…
Belmont Cottage B&B
When you first set eyes on Belmont Cottage B&B you will think “chocolate box”; the colourful hanging baskets and roses growing round the door are indicators that you are entering a delightful friendly little house. Indeed your affable host Avril Hoyle has been welcoming Freerein riders here for many years now. The cottage is traditionally…
Severn Arms Inn
Situated in Penybont on the edge of the Radnor Forest not a restaurant with rooms, not a pub with accommodation, this is definitely a hotel. Lounge bar, public bar, large comfortable dining room, residents lounge, outside patio in the spacious tidily kept gardens, and, for many riders – what bliss – there are baths as…