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Cumbrian Heavy Horses

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Address: Baystone Bank Farm, Nr Millom, Whicham Valley | Cumbria, Millom LA18 5 LY, England (Formerly West Highland Heavy Horses)
Phone Number: 7769 588565
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The best thing I've done this year!

What a fantastic place. No airs and graces. Beautiful horses who are clearly well looked after and loved. We had a great ride on the beach, only hampered by some rain and the sand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place. No airs and graces. Beautiful horses who are clearly well looked after and loved. We had a great ride on the beach, only hampered by some rain and the sand being too hard to get any speed up in many places. But we had a thoroughly brilliant ride and would definitely go back. The staff were... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Have ridden here several times and am always impressed by the quality of horses, professionalism of the staff and the beautiful scenery. Annie and her team are passionate about what they do and the amazing creatures they do it with. Great experience all round...planning my next visit😊

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'm sure this would be great if you are deemed to be an experienced rider. But sadly we got nowhere near the beach or the fells. We had a long conversation about our abilities when booking. I was pretty experienced but had not ridden regularly for a few years and my husband had done some trekking at irregular intervals but... More 

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Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I had an amazing beach ride, the staff are great,horses wonderful. It made my holiday, could not stop smiling all day!! Planning to return very soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A real treat to ride with Peter, Heather, Barbara and Bev on the half day beach ride. Couldn't recommend the experience more highly.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you love heavy horses and spectacular surroundings then make sure you visit Cumbrian Heavy Horses, it will surpass your expectations. You don't have to be an experienced rider, from beginner to expert, they've got it covered. Annie and her team are very experienced, skilled, and supportive which is great for a complete novice like myself. Riding a heavy horse... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Amazing beach ride on a magnificent black Shire. I can recommend this beach ride to everyone! The Horses are very responsive and perfectly under control. So no "out of control" thundering on the beach, but real horse riding where riders and Horses have fun!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was my first beach ride and I absolutely loved it. I'm always a bit nervous on a horse I don't know but I had a ball. Annie was great in matching me with a horse who was happy to take things at my pace and I was eventually galloping along with everyone else. I will definitely be back next... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Loved that we could just turn up and they could accommodate us straightaway. Amazing experienced. Been before and it was lovely to see Annie again, who vaguely remembered us from years ago. The heavy horses are an experience you should try, being close to nature on the gentle giants is something to feel rather than describe as descriptions cannot do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I went on my own for my birthday while my husband looked after our daughter. Everyone was very friendly, the horse I rode was perfect for my ability (I had a chat to one of the staff on the phone whilst booking), and I had a brilliant time. I'd thoroughly recommend this, and will be riding with them again in... More 

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