Radnor Hills and Cambrian Mountains . . .
Between the west coast of Wales and the Upper Wye Valley of the Welsh Marches lie the Cambrian Mountains and the Radnor Hills. A combination of history, natural topography and Freerein research have conspired to create the world’s most extensive trail riding network. Over 700 miles of described and mapped trails link together the 30 farms, inns and hotels offering hospitality to horse and rider.
The first ever Freerein brochure from 1989
Crossing bracken-covered ridges and mountain streams, winding through old oak woodlands and conifer forests, beneath rocky crags, along leafy valleys, and over heather moorlands these old trails form a beautiful and wild riding network which are preserved for today’s leisure rider. And truly amazing – there are few people. It is often possible to ride all day without seeing anyone except one’s fellow riders, lots and lots of sheep, a dozen or so buzzards, a red kite and the occasional herd of wild ponies. Freerein riding will appeal to anyone who really does want to get away from it all.
Freerein Riding Holidays . . .
After 20 years running guided horse riding holidays, we realised there were many riders who wished to ride without guides – and that no one was offering this service. In the Autumn of 1989 the first unescorted trails set out into the hills to stay at the Royal Oak in Gladestry and at Llanerchcoedlan Farm. There were 4 route descriptions and 2 places to stay overnight. Today we offer riders 180 + “door to door” route descriptions and over 30 overnight stops stretching across Wales from the Wye Valley to the coast at Cardigan Bay. Please remember, when you ride with Freerein, that our charges reflect the cost of building, maintaining and expanding this unique network of trails and descriptions. Also that each trail is individually arranged. Our brochure and website suggest a number of trails, courses, guided rides, etc. but this is not exhaustive. We provide an individual and personal service and look forward to welcoming you here in the hills.