Cumbria School of Saddlery

Teaching the skills of the Rural Craftsman

Location

The school buildings Please note that courses from June 2014 onwards will be held at the address below not in Cumbria.

Only ten minutes from Shrewsbury town centre and yet surrounded by gently undulating Shropshire countryside, the school is located at Upton Magna Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY4 4TT where there is plenty of free parking. Still part of the Sunborne Estate, it is a beautifully built farm conversion and is now a classroom with full workshop facilities for up to six students. Quiet dogs are welcome by arrangement with the tutor.

Have a look at the map to see where we are:

Arriving by car, horse, bike or on foot?

From the North by road: Leave M6 at J20A on M56. At J11/15 take M53 south. At J12 head for A41, turn left at next roundabout and left again at next roundabout. After skirting Whitchurch turn right onto A49 and head for Shrewsbury. Turn left onto B5062 (watch for signs to Upton Magna Business Park). Turn right after two miles to Upton Magna and the Business Park is on your left as you enter the village.

From the South and East: Leave M6 at J10A onto M54. Leave M54 at J7 which leads straight onto A5. At the Shrewsbury roundabout go right onto A49 and right again at next roundabout on the B5062. Follow signs to Upton Magna Business Park turning right after two miles to Upton Magna. The business Park is on your left as you enter the village.

From Wales: Make your way to Welshpool and keep on A458 until you get to the A5. Go east on the A5 through seven roundabouts until you come to the A49. Leave A5 at the roundabout and go to the next where you go right onto B5062 (watch for signs to Upton Magna Business Park). Turn right after two miles to Upton magna and the Business Park is on your left as you enter the village.

By bike: The school is a gentle thirty-minute ride from Shrewsbury town along a disused canal towpath and through country lanes. For directions or company see tutor.

Arriving by plane and train?

Birmingham International Airport (www.bhx.co.uk) is 58 miles away to the East of the school and the journey from the airport station is just over an hour. There are some trains which come direct to Shrewsbury.
Manchester Airport (www.manchester airport.co.uk) is 63 miles away to the North and there are trains travelling via Crewe from the Airport station which is a short walk from the airport. The journey takes about an hour and a quarter.
Shrewsbury town has good shopping facilities and a large range of restaurants, pubs and take-aways. B&Bs and Guest Houses can easily be found in the town.