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Approved by:
Trekking and Riding Society
of Scotland (T.R.S.S.)
British Horse Society (B.H.S.)

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Welcome to...

Cumbrian Heavy Horses - the ultimate horse riding experience in the stunning Lake District, Cumbria, UK.

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We are UK's only specialised Heavy Horse Riding establishment!

We are a small, professional, family run Equestrian Centre unique in the use of our magnificent Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes heavy horse breeds, for riding.

Welcome to Cumbrian Heavy Horses - horse riding in the lake district

Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you...

Chappels Farm - starting point for horse riding in the English lake district

Our home at Baystone Bank Farm, Whicham
Valley, in the beautiful Lake District

Join us, share our passion
and experience our delightful Clydesdale and
Shire horses. We are open 7 days a week and
can take bookings in advance by phone.
We look forward to your call.....:

Phone: +44 1229 777764

Experience a memorable day out with us...

We are situated in the Whicham Valley, within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park, and nestling in the foothills of Black and White Combe. Just a few miles from the Irish Sea coast and with access to some of the UK's most spectacular riding, (on occasion mountaineering on horse-back!!).

Suitable for riders of varying ability, with steadier rides and mounts for the nervous novice and forward going fluent Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes horses for those wishing to experience the thrill of riding a REAL horse!!!

We offer - horse riding - horse riding holidays - “hands on” holiday experience - carriage driving instruction - riding lessons and tuition - all in the magnificent Lake District, Cumbria. We also offer - Farm Rides, Fell rides, beach rides, trail rides.

And also: farm rides, fell rides, beach rides, trail rides.

... Farm rides (detail)

Heavy horse riding in the English lake district

... Fell rides (detail)

Heavy horse riding in the lake district mountains

... Beach rides (detail)

Heavy horse beach riding in the lake district

The Lake District Penninsulas - Near to the mouth of the Duddon Estuary
and the Irish Sea which is just 3 miles from our Whicham Valley Farm.

Coming home at sunset - heavy horse riding with Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Thirty miles south is Blackpool and to the north of the headland is unbelievable beach riding travelling up west Cumbrian coast and can be part of your unforgettable riding experience.


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Call +44 1229 777764 or mail annie@cumbrianheavyhorses.com - open all year 7 days a week!


NEW! Ride Dates for 2020:
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re-launch of our website, please visit us on Facebook for all the latest news and riding dates! Thank you very much!