Wild Ponies, Wild Land

Dartmoor National Park

The experience

Walk with ‘Dartmoor’s Daughter’ through a stunning landscape and along part of the historic Haytor Granite Tramway. Hear stories of the quarrymen, tram-pulling ponies, and nearby legends, and keep a look out for a semi-wild pony herd in their natural habitat. Then visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) and enjoy an hour’s hands-on experience with Dartmoor heritage ponies – grooming, hoof-picking, and walking on a lead rein. Find out about the lives and work of the farmers who keep the ponies on the ‘Commons’ of Dartmoor.

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Dartmoor's Daughter

  • An immersive experience in stunning landscape
  • Hands-on experience with Dartmoor ponies, learning 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

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3-4 hours

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Group size

6-15 people

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Cost per person

£125 per person

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Fitness level

Low - Moderate.

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Refreshments and meals

Additional options: Lunch, Cream Tea, Dartmoor Whisky Tour can also be arranged at additional cost.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions for a walking activity and being around ponies.


All year round, excluding Christmas holiday. Advance booking required. Full day option available with lunch, price on request.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Accessible route for wheelchairs or trampers can be arranged with advance notice.


Basic to intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Dartmoor National Park

A land of mist and mystery – steeped in folklore and a place of great literary inspiration, with a history of human settlement dating back over 4,000 years