"Appleby" United Kingdom Off The Beaten Path Tip by Sjalen

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  Appleby Horse Fair
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Hoardes of people visit the Lake District every year but few realise that the scenery is almost as stunning and with a lot fewer people in the eastern part of Cumbria. Appleby itself might not lie in one of the most spectacular dales but you don't need to drive far before getting to Eden Valley and others. This small town is famous for its annual horse fair when beautiful Tinker horses, Dales ponies and other similar breeds are bought and sold here and also cleaned in the river flowing through town. Some horse people are a sad sight too as usual and do not be surprised if you see whole families going to town on a cart behind their horse. This is also a centre for England's small trotting business - nothing like the big racing machinery in Scandinavia, France or the US though!!! Here, horses are tiny and the tracks are in fields...Appleby also has a nice castle with a park full of birds and flowers.

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  • Written Apr 20, 2006
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