Wild Ponies, Wild Land

 
 

The Experience

Walk with us through a stunning landscape and along part of the historic Haytor Granite Tramway. Hear stories of the quarrymen, tram-pulling ponies, and nearby legends, We may even see a semi-wild pony herd in their natural habitat.

Then visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) where you will have an hour’s hands-on experience with Dartmoor Heritage Ponies – grooming, hoof-picking, and walking on a lead rein in the ring. Learn about the lives and work of the farmers who keep the ponies on the ‘Commons’ of Dartmoor.

(Additional options: Lunch or cream teas can be organised afterwards if required. And a Dartmoor Whisky Tour at the nearby town of Bovey Tracey. Additional charges would apply.) 

Highlights

  • An immersive experience set in the stunning National Park landscape

  • Hands-on experience with Dartmoor ponies, learn about their history and current management from knowledgeable and passionate guides

  • Understand the important work of the DPHT and contribute to the future of an important moorland icon; the Dartmoor Pony

The Detail

Experience duration 3 – 4 hours

Recommended group size 6 – 15 people

Cost per person £125

Fitness level required Low – Moderate

Parking Facilities Yes

Refreshments and meals Not included in the half day.

Special equipment needed Suitable clothing and sturdy footwear for the weather conditions for a walking activity and around ponies.

Availability All year round, excluding Christmas holiday and new year. Advance booking necessary. Full day option available with lunch, price on request.

Accessibility considerations and facilities With advance notice there is a route possibility for Wheelchairs/Trampers

Languages Guests will need a basic - intermediate level of English to fully appreciate the experience.