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Dartmoor Pony Hands-On Experience & Guided Walk

  • Location Haytor
  • Price from £100.00
  • Attractions
  • Cultural
  • Historical
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  • Mindful escape
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  • Microadventure

Highlights

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.

Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation recommendations are available at www.dartmoorsdaughter.com/resources or via email info@dartmoorsdaughter.com

    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.

Cancellations

Moderate Policy

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

Location

Haytor

Provider

Dartmoor's Daughter

Dartmoor's Daughter

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