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Cumbrian Heavy Horses

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Staying nearby we discovered this marvellous place via the internet. My mum has dementia and loves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
midgleybirder
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Not the cheapest thing but positively soul enriching

We went for a beach ride in late October managing to snag great weather. The ride was well... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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Baystone Bank Farm Nr Millom, Whicham Valley | Cumbria, Millom LA18 5LY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby we discovered this marvellous place via the internet. My mum has dementia and loves heavy horses so we thought we'd call in and hopefully see some horses. The staff were fantastic, really welcoming, understanding and very informative. Many thanks to everyone, especially Peter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank midgleybirder
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We went for a beach ride in late October managing to snag great weather. The ride was well explained at the outset by a magnificent instructor whom you could tell had been doing this for a very long time, I was matched with the perfect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The scenery is just breath taking! Even on a dull day! On arrival we were met by Annie. What a lovely lady! We had a lovely cuppa in the canteen area/ shop while we waited for the horses to get tacked up and sorted. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emmaandy10
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an amazing 2hr ride. Annie and her staff were so friendly from moment we arrived. Safety and the horses and riders welfare was very apparent which was good to see when around these beautiful large animals. The whole atmosphere was efficient in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peakg
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We booked over the phone, and were pleasantly surprised to have full confidence our needs were understood. On arrival, we met friendly staff and had 2 hour staff of superb riding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martin b
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Superb weekend riding the beautiful heavy horses. The beach ride was awesome! Henry was a star - responsive, forward, immaculate and huge. The massive beach and Annie's friendly manner made the whole experience feel like you were riding out with friends. I rode the fell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

My wife and I spent a wonderful couple of hours at the Cumbrian Heavy Horse centre in September, the staff could not have been more helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable about not only the horses but the amazing countryside around the farm.. They have all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Wow! What an experience and we didn’t even ride any of the horses. Just watching our daughter and granddaughter have such an amazing time was worth the long journey and stay. Beautiful horses.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Probably the best equestrian establishment I have ever visited in 30years! On arrival everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and informative. It's clean and tidy and not least (the best thing) is that the horses are well kept, genuine, forward going yet calm. The amazing volunteers and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Visited Annie and her wonderful team 3 days ago to take part in the beach ride which we’d been planning with great anticipation since June. I rode the beautiful Miracle for the first half hour or so then swapped to the lively, cheeky Tommy. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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1penny506
25 November 2018|
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Response from Whitecombewalker | Property representative |
Hi there and thank you for the message. Ok, so arthritis is one thing then age is another. Our oldest rider to date...86. It's not about age it's about health and fitness irrelevant of age. Your weight too. We do not want to... More
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Mystery_Critics
7 September 2018|
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Response from Whitecombewalker | Property representative |
HI there, as the other response indicates there are toilets both at the farm and at the beach. If anyone is actually caught short on the ride itself and believe me it happens we can enable you to dismount and do a 'country... More
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mads74
7 August 2018|
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Response from Whitecombewalker | Property representative |
Hi there and thanks for asking. It's suitable for any rider we just tailor the experience to suit the riders....for more information on our riding here on our beautiful horses please check out the post pinned to the top of... More
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