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Dartmoor Pony Hands-On Experience & Guided Walk

  • Location Haytor
  • Price from £100.00
  • Attractions
  • Cultural
  • Historical
  • Tours
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Yoga / Mindfulness
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


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.


A 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
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation recommendations are available at or via email

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Several layers are useful in this cooler, uplands environment
  • Waterproofs Dartmoor weather changes rapidly so please bring waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Sturdy (hiking) boots. Sorry no dogs.


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Dartmoor's Daughter

Dartmoor's Daughter

Dartmoor's Daughter is the experience provider for Dartmoor Pony Hands-On Experience & Guided Walk