All aspects of stonework in lakeland green slate hand-crafted using traditional methods.
slate worktop slate quarry green slate

Based in Cumbria

Based in Threlkeld Quarry 4 miles from Keswick in Cumbria. Inspiration is gained from working at the foot of the Clough Head on the Helvelyn range and looking across to Saddleback (Blencathra).

We use local materials

All the raw materials are acquired locally from the Honister, Kirkstone, Elterwater, Brathy and Burlington areas and are then worked in our own workshop to produce the finished items.

Saddleback Slate products

Slate Products Saddleback Slate produce a wide variety of handmade slate products from tableware, house names and numbers, flooring to memorial headstones and plaques. Please contact us to order items or if you don't find the item on the website as we can make individual items to your design.

Saddleback Slate worktops

Slate Worktops At Saddleback Slate we specialize in handmade slate worktops made to your custom specifications. The worktops can be produced in a variety of colors from green slate, black slate, light grey and we also now produce fossil limestone worktops if you prefer a lighter finish. All our slate is hand chosen to ensure the finest quality worktop is produced.
We offer a fitting service and can work with your kitchen supplier and kitchen fitter to ensure the highest results are achieved.
Options include; butler sink or inset sink cutouts, drain channels, corner units, slate splash-backs, choice of edging profile and corners etc. we provide advise to help you get a kitchen worktop that works for you.

Contact us to discuss your requirements, for samples and help choosing your worktop. More worktop information.

About Saddleback Slate

Martin cutting slate
Slabs of slate

We are a family run business having 25 years experience in working with locally mined and quarried sedimentary green slate formed over 400 million years ago.
The owner Martin Nicholson started work as an apprentice River and Dresser making roofing slates in 1985 at Honister in Borrowdale. When it closed in 1987 he moved to Kirkstone Quarries at Ambleside where he finished his apprenticeship as a river dresser and then moved on to all other aspects of cutting, slabbing, polishing & finishing of slate. When Honister reopened in the late 90's Martin returned and took up the position of manager dealing with the production and ordering side of the business until the move was made to set up SADDLEBACK SLATE in 2010.

For more photos of our work:

Recent work by Saddlebackslate

Polished table lightSlate tea pot standWhite house name with 2 holesSlabs of slateSlate house name white letters

Site by Dobbo at Itsgood