Cartmel Village Rides

Cartmel is one of the most romantic settings in England to suprise your loved one with a proposal of marriage. And what could be a more memorable way to propose than on a champagne carriage ride. or, you might have a special anniversary to celebrate or simply want to say ‘I love you’!

Our carriage rides round the picturesque village of Cartmel in the Southern Lake District have been a huge success. Celebrate a sunny day or special occasion by taking a gentle ride round the country lanes and surrounding woodlands in one of our carriages pulled by our magnificent Friesian horses.

Carriage rides are available throughout the year - from Sundays to Fridays. Reservations can be made up to 3 weeks in advance.

We can pick you up in the village or if you are staying nearby we can bring the horse and carriage to your door! We can collect from most locations in the Cartmel area. In the event of wet weather we are happy to go ahead, however understand if you would rather rearrange for a brighter day!

Picnic drives, custom rides, flowers and chocolates are also available on request.

Whether you want to propose to a loved one, enjoy a ride round the village with your partner or whole family, have a lift to the restaurant or a romantic champagne amble through the woodlands, a ride with our horse and carriage is guaranteed to create a wonderful memory of your visit to Cartmel.

Please note this service is offered primarily on weekdays and on a limited number of days throughout the year. For special raceday packages please contact us directly for information.

Wedding Carriage Ride Video

There is plenty to see and do in Cartmel, with its famous Cartmel Racecourse and the ancient medieval Priory. You can browse through some of the wonderful shops, have a spot of lunch perhaps at The Cavendish Arms before purchasing a world famous Sticky Toffee Pudding from the Village Store.

NEW in 2013 - We now offer B&B accommodation at the farm in a rennovated annex of our beautiful late 16th/early 17th century farmhouse. Greenbank Farm stands in 70 acres of grazing land interspersed with small areas of ancient woodland. The property sits in a prominent elevated position boasting one of the best views of the beautiful Cartmel Valley and picturesque Cartmel village. Accommodation comprises two double B&B rooms, which can be booked individually. For details of booking a stay at Greenbank Farm B&B visit our separate website: 

There are lots of other places to stay including The Cavendish Arms - a cosy and traditional 450 year old coaching inn, The elegant Aynsome Manor, which is just down the lane from the farm and is renowned for its fine evening dining experience, or L'enclume - Simon Rogan's modern, Michelin star boutique restaurant with rooms.

See for plenty of other accommodation and camping choices.

driving in Cartmel
Romantic carriage ride in Cartmel

If you are a particular Friesian enthusiast please contact Black Horses directly about combining your ride with a visit to the farm to see our horses.

Contact us now to make a reservation or, for the perfect present, order a Gift Voucher.

For more information email: or telephone: 07776145424

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Driving the Unicorn
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Country carriage rides
Cartmel Village ride
Cartmel Village ride
Cartmel Village ride
Cartmel Village ride
Cartmel Village ride