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Crooked Inlet,
Roy Cove


Crooked Inlet Farm, once called Roy Cove, is about as far West as you can go on West Falklands. The farm runs 3,000 Corriedale sheep and 65 cattle and is now certified as organic. All sheep work is still done traditionally on horseback using the six sheep dogs owned by the family. The settlement itself is pretty, with the traditional mix of old houses painted in different colors nestling amongst gorse bushes.

This destination offers one of the few opportunities for horse trekking in the Falklands, and whether you are an experienced jockey or just a beginner there is a horse for you at Crooked Inlet. The tack used is traditional “guacho” style – with a sheep skin cover over the saddle. This is extremely comfortable and takes no time at all to get use to. Your hosts is a talented horseman, much respected in the Falklands for his horse taming and riding skills.

Fishing for Falklands trout on Herbert Stream is another activity available to visitors. Once you got your catch why not cook it up on a barbecue beside the river to round off a perfect day.

There is a very modern 4x4 vehicle for hire to allow the visitor to venture further afield. With the new road network linking the likes of Port Howard, Chartres, Fox Bay and Hill Cove to Roy Cove this a great place from which to explore West Falkland.

The recently modernized self-catering cottage at Roy Cove stands at the end of the creek, commanding glorious views out the islands in the harbor.

• 4 bedrooms (1 double, 1 family, 1 twin, 1 single)
• One bathroom
• Large open plan lounge/kitchen
• Gas cooker, microwave, fridge
• 24 hour power
• Central heating throughout
• All bed linen, towels, crockery and cooking utensils provided

*Limited stock of foodstuffs available for purchase—further stocks available from stores at Hill Cove, Port Howard or Fox Bay.