Lyvenet Horse Drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays

Lyvenet Horse Drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays - We have teamed up with Matt Francis, the founder and owner of Lyvenet Horse draw caravan holidays to offer horse drawn Gypsy Caravan holidays. These will take place around the beautiful and unspoilt Lyvenet Valley, a subsidiary of the Eden Valley. This is a unique opportunity to explore a truly beautiful and unspoilt corner of Cumbria with either 3 night, 4 night or 7 night tours.

Matt has spent most of his life with horses, breaking them to ride and drive and working with them. He has also spent the last 3 years leading horse drawn holidays around the area, prior to starting up his own tours. Matt’s hospitality, easy manner, knowledge and experience are reflected in the wonderful feedback he has received from the many guests he has looked after in this time. Matt has grown up in and lived around the Lyvenet Valley for most of his life and is a fund of knowledge on the area and its fauna and flora.

And of course with Matt comes the incomparable Outlaw, a stunning coloured cob horse. He is everything and more that you would want from a horse that is looking after you in every sense of the word whilst on this holiday; strong, dependable, affectionate and unflappable. You will not fail to be totally won over by him.

The Lyvenet valley is an undiscovered gem, well off the beaten tourist track. Rising on Crosby Ravensworth Moor the River Lyvenet makes its way northwards down through rolling farmland and the picturesque limestone villages of Crosby Ravensworth, Maulds Meaburn, and Kings Meaburn. The roads are extremely quiet and ideally suited to the horse drawn experience.

You will pass through farmland, woodland and be able to enjoy refreshments in the local village pubs. You will travel in a traditional horse drawn Bow Top Gypsy Caravan (vardo) and will stay at pre-prepared private intimate campsites with just you and of course Outlaw for company. Matt will help you to get your camp set up and the fire lit and will then leave you to enjoy a night under the stars.

Our Caravan can accommodate up to 4 people and is a wonderful way to spend a family holiday, to escape as a couple or enjoy the experience with friends.

Under a watchful eye from Matt you may have the opportunity to take the reigns and drive the wagon yourself. You will travel from one camp to the next. Each night Matt will ensure that your camp is set up with everything that you need before leaving you to enjoy your privacy and beautiful surroundings. And of course Outlaw will be close by keeping an eye out for you. Eventually you will return for your last night to the camp that you originally started. From here you will say farewell to Matt and Outlaw before leaving with a fund of memories that will stay with you for years.

A Typical itinerary will involve meeting Matt and Outlaw at one of our beautiful camps where your car will be left. You will receive an informal induction, stow your luggage in the caravan, and cook your dinner over a fire before spending your first night in the Caravan. We will be off on the road the next morning.  


Drybeck Farm is working with Matt to promote Lyvenet Horse Drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays and to manage and administer the bookings.

For general enquiries you can contact Steve at Drybeck Farm via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 07854523012

If you wish to speak to Matt direct he can be contacted on 07729669799 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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