Windy Gowl is a working farm, situated over 1000 ft. above sea level and the horses share grazing with a herd of Red Aberdeen Angus cattle and a flock of sheep. The horses are often used to round up the livestock to move them around the farm - a job they just love doing.

I opened the Centre in May 1988 with a herd of horses bought in Stonehaven. Several trips to Iceland brought in new horses with new bloodlines. 


livery fields


Paula, my daughter was 7 years old when the first trek went out. She now has a 10-year old daughter who just loves to ride like her mother!

Paula now trains the young horses and gives instruction on Icelandic horse riding.  

Lauren helping at the recent TV filming



Windy Gowl Farm is easy to find, both if you are coming from the south or from Edinburgh.  We are at Carlops on the A702 at the white horse sign - about half an hour's drive from Central Edinburgh. 

Here is a Google map to show you where we are. You can also get directions to us from this site.

You can also reach us by bus.  The no.100 McEwans bus from central Edinburgh comes through Carlops.  Ask the driver to drop you at the white horse sign just outside Carlops (not Penicuik!). The 101 bus also comes here.   For more information on the bus service, call 01387 256533.


Jill on Vakur going through West Linton ford!

Pentland Hills Icelandics

Windy Gowl Farm, Carlops

Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland, EH26 9NL

Tel: +44(0)1968 661095 Mobile: 07836 729988  Fax: 01968 660493

E-mail: jnoble@phicelandics.co.uk

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