Daisy’s journey is a long haul

Olive and Arthur were a big hit with school children in Wigan, including a pupil also called Daisy, above. NNL-150721-103054001
Olive and Arthur were a big hit with school children in Wigan, including a pupil also called Daisy, above. NNL-150721-103054001

Well-known driver Daisy Sadler and her horse-drawn wagon are due to clip clop back into Tadmarton next week after a two month trip to the Lake District.

Mrs Sadler has satisfied a lifelong ambition to travel long distance with her wagon and two Belgian Brabant draft horses, Olive and Arthur.

Daisy Sadler received huge generosity from the public on her journey to the Lake District from Tadmarton. 1 NNL-150721-103027001

Daisy Sadler received huge generosity from the public on her journey to the Lake District from Tadmarton. 1 NNL-150721-103027001

“She left on May 18 to visit her family in Lancaster,” said husband Josh who remained at home to care for the couple’s small holding.

“Every day has been an adventure, hunting for an overnight stop. For some years she’s wanted to see if she could cope with long distance travelling by herself. We’ve reached a point where her wagon and her working relationship with her Brabants were such that it seemed viable, though Daisy reaching 70 hasn’t helped.

“High summer is the right time with maximum daylight. She’s had a brilliant, life-affirming time, with so much willing help and generosity on countless occasions by total strangers on a daily basis.”

The horses were driven ten to 15 miles a day and were once re-shod by 20 trainee farriers at Myerscough College. A welcome home event is planned at The Lampet Arms pub.

The view in front of Daisy Sadler as she drives her Belgian draft horses, Olive and Arthur. NNL-150721-103113001

The view in front of Daisy Sadler as she drives her Belgian draft horses, Olive and Arthur. NNL-150721-103113001