Take Your Horse on Holiday

Coldcroft Farm is well known in the area for its fabulous equine facilities.

For guests of the Apple Store holiday cottage who want to bring a horse with them for the week, it has all that you could wish for on your horse holiday.

  • Good sized field shelter stable. 12/12 foot size
  • Grazing
  • Fabulous views and a picnic bench
  • A bale of hay provided for every horse
  • Free use of our 60 x 20m school, with an excellent surface
  • Poles and jumps for use in the school
  • Monarch horse walker
  • Access to incredible hacking on May Hill
  • Direct access to the Forest of Dean Greenways - Huntley route

Please contact us if you want to bring a horse, so we can make necessary arrangements and discuss what is required and costs. 

For those wishing to have full stabled facilities, our neighbours have a full DIY yard and we can put you in touch with them. 

Forest of Dean Greenways


(Courtesy of Forest of Dean Greenways Project)

In early 2010, the Forest of Dean and District Horse Riders’ and Carriage Drivers’ Association won grants for the implementation of a greenway project and in September 2010, work on the Greenways began with the engagement of the Forestry Commission, local landowners and community organisations, etc.

The initial route created four interconnected Greenways, each with its own individual characteristics and appeal. They comprise:

  • The Dymock Greenway
  • The Huntley Greenway
  • The Hope Greenway
  • The Blakeney Greenway and Carriage Driving Circuit

All of these Greenway routes have been designed to connect with nearby towns, villages, hotels, B&B providers, tourist attractions, equestrian centres and related businesses, etc. thus maximising the projects benefit to the local economy. Coldcroft farm is on the Huntley route. 

By the end of June 2013, the Huntley Greenway, which includes routes through Huntley Woods and The Plantation, had been constructed and was already in use. this was quickly followed by constructing Dymock Greenway and the Hope Wood Greenway. The final section is Blakeney Greenway and Carriage Driving Circuit, providing a unique 12.5mile long carriage driving route of national importance. The spectacular figure of eight route is almost all off road and is suitable for Para-Carriage drivers. 

Click on the link to access the BHS EMAGIN(R), the Equine Mapping and Geographical Information Network website provided by the British Horse Society, to view or download a detailed Ordnance Survey route map of the Blakeney Greenway and Carriage driving Circuit.


Shire Horse ride

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