Hawthorn Heavy Horses is a family run business based in Essex that specialises in using heavy horses for woodland and land management, using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. We excel in working on sensitive sites, nature reserves, parks or anywhere machinery is undesirable and a more sensitive approach is needed . In addition we also run the Hylands Horses project at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, where as well as undertaking estate and woodland management using horses, we provide public carriage rides, heavy horse experience days, wedding rides and educational demonstrations.We also sell sustainable firewood that is produced and sold on site.
Currently we use two Suffolk Punch Horses called Holly and Roy, and a range of equipment from across the UK and the world.
To find out more about our work use the navigation bar above. A photo gallery can be found on the Services page.
High quality, sustainable wildlife-friendly fuel ideal for your wood burner or open fire.
Our firewood is available to buy everyday from the shop at the Hylands Stables Visitor Centre, postcode CM2 8WQ
. Our hardwood logs are extracted and sustainably produced by our horses on site. Bags are only £4 each and the logs are seasoned and ready to burn. For large orders we make deliveries of 30 bags within 10 miles of Hylands for no extra charge. We also have capacity for a limited number of loose loads at £75 per cubic metre. Call Matt for details.
Ade in Britain
Holly and Matt will be featured on the next series of Ade in Britain following filming last year at Hylands. Dates are still to be confirmed but watch this space!
As seen on the BBC
Holly recently spent 7 days extracting timber from an ancient woodland at the end of Stansted Airport. The BBC came to visit and the video can be seen here.
An alternative piece from the Herts and Essex Observer can also be seen here.
Please click here to view our Hylands
Horses project's website