Danny Wakley Carriages
Don’t miss one of the highlights that makes Sark special!
A horse-drawn carriage ride on Sark is the best way to not only see the island but learn some of the feudal history of Sark.
Danny Wakley is one of an increasingly rare breed, a genuine local born on Sark and whose family have lived in Sark for generations, including through the German Occupation.
Now carriaging for 44 years, Danny completed a wheelwriting course in Romsey 30 years ago, with Graham Garner, of G.J. Garner and Sons. All carriages have been made by the operator, and he’s also the only wheelwright in the Channel Islands. When Mr. Garner semi-retired, he contacted Danny, and offered him a wheel wrighting plate free of charge, which Danny still uses with much appreciation and fond memories.
Danny’s carriage drivers have been with Danny for many years and have very good experience. As part of their driving license (yes, really!) all Sark carriage drivers must pass a driving test which includes their knowledge of Sark, in addition to their driving and safety skills.
Horses been in Danny’s family for many years. Danny’s grandfather, Cyril Wakley used to be a carter soon after the war, delivering all the coal and luggage to the hotels.
Experience a long-standing Sark tradition with horse and carriage ride with one of Danny’s four-legged friends.
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Guests are allowed to bring treats for the horses; Polo mints are favourites, as are apples (please cut into pieces)
Tours are normally 2 hours, but if time is short, a 1 hour tour is also available. Custom tours can be arranged for both small and large groups. Please book early to ensure availability.
Contact Danny on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his Facebook page.