Welcome 2022

2022 is going to be a big year for Pathhead farm. While teaching people to ride horses will always be at the centre of what we do here, we have some expansion projects coming up which we are really excited about.

The last few years have been challenging for us all, and they have highlighted to us how important it is to modernise and futureproof the farm. Our main focus always has been, and always will be on a grass-roots riding and teaching experience.  Fun and teaching new skills to children and adults alike is the heart of what we do.  None of that is going to change but we have decided to optimise and diversify the operations at Pathhead, expanding into exciting new areas, and using our skills to create an even more fun and fulfilling experience.

There are a couple of beautiful buildings here on the farm that are not being used to their best advantage; we hope to draw out the beauty of these buildings and create new, functional spaces. These new spaces will be used for an updated cafe and a new farm shop and tack shop. We will also be knocking down some old sheds to make way for better, more durable buildings, including a new state-of-the-art stable block.

Pathhead has a long history of growing trees, shrubs, and other plant material. We will be carrying on this long legacy by opening a new nursery, albeit much smaller than in days gone by.  The principal purpose of the nursery will be to produce grafted and budded ornamental trees.  We are still in the very early stages of this venture and by its very nature, its progress will be slow.

Because of the amount of water that we currently use on the farm and the additional demands of this new project, we have installed a new borehole and tests have come back declaring the water clean and ready to use (remember Peckham springs). We hope to have this water pumping throughout the farm by this spring.

So, as you can see, we are growing and shifting, but our ethos remains the same. Everything you love most about Pathhead will be amplified through these new projects, and the farm will be set up for years to come.