Walk through stunning Dartmoor landscape and along part of the historic Haytor Granite Tramway to hear stories of tram-pulling ponies, quarry workers, 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 a one and a half hours hands-on experience with Dartmoor 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.
ItineraryA Two-Part Experience including a short walk through stunning open moorland with a local guide to see if we can spot a semi-wild Dartmoor Pony herd. Then, after a 10 minutes drive to the DPHT Centre, you will enjoy a 1 1/2 hours hands-on experience with Dartmoor Ponies to learn about their history and current management from knowledgeable and passionate guides. Your participation helps to contribute to the future of an important moorland icon - the Dartmoor Pony.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- Hen / Stag parties
- School groups
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